• Happening in the District: May 14, 2018 Edition

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    Red Butte Garden, redbuttegarden.org

    A new exhibit featuring the work of Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata opens May 25 at UMFA.

    It’s spring! An especially good time to visit the gardens and see thousands of flowers. Don’t miss the plant sale, May 11-12! Members only on the eleventh. 

    Tower at Rice Eccles Stadium, stadium.utah.edu/about/tower

    The Tower is a perfect place to host your next event with stunning views of Salt Lake City.

    Tracy Aviary, tracyaviary.org

    Breeding season is underway, come see colorful birds and watch fun behaviors.

    UMFA, umfa.utah.edu

    The region’s destination museum for global visual arts. Obata exhibit opens May 25!

    • May 24, 7 pm, Thursday | Curator’s Talk | FREE | UMFA’s Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium by Curator of Chiura Obata, ShiPu Wang who will discuss Obata’s “Cosmopolitan California.” Details here.
    • May 25 opening: Chiura Obata: An American Modern
      Chiura Obata was one of the most significant Japanese American artists of the twentieth century. Chiura Obata: An American Modern, a major retrospective of his work, features more than 150 watercolors, paintings, prints, and screens, including images he produced during internment at the Topaz War Relocation Center in Delta. Many of these works have not been on public display. More details here.
    • May 31, 6:30 pm, Thursday | “Topaz: Our Stories” with Kimi Kodani Hill and Friends | FREE | Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium. Join Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and other descendants of Japanese American internees, as they share their families’ experiences at the Topaz War Relocation Center in Delta, Utah. More details here.
    • Current Exhibitions:
      • ACME Lab | Epicenter: Our Futures, March 2–July 1, 2018. Step into the year 2039 and imagine our futures.
      • Selections from the Photography Collection: Marilyn Bridges, January 17–June 30, 2018. From a small plane flying at a low altitude, photographer Marilyn Bridges (American, born 1948) captures the marks of mankind on the surface of our planet.

    Red pandas are back at Utah’s Hogle Zoo.

    University Guest House and Conference Center www.universityguesthouse.com

    Located in Historic Fort Douglas on the University of Utah campus, with 180 sleeping rooms and approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of unique meeting space.

    • Ask for the “campus visitors rate” for your overnight visit to the Foothill Cultural District
    • Now offering Millcreek Coffee, a local and family owned business

    Utah’s Hogle Zoo, hoglezoo.org

    Spring is here–it’s a great time to visit the Zoo!

    This is the Place Heritage Park, www.thisistheplace.org

    • June 15, Friday, Huntsman Day. In 2007 while attending the inauguration of the Heritage Park trains, Jon Huntsman got so excited about what was happening at the Park he offered to provide a free day each year including free ice cream.
    • June 15, Friday, Mountain Man Camp.
    • June 16, Saturday, Mountain Man Camp.

    Fort Douglas Military Museum, fortdouglas.org

    The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

    • Films as part of the Imagination of the American West film series:
      • May 17, Thursday at 7pm is Brigham Young (1940) at the Post Theater
      • June 21, Thursday at 7pm is Westward The Women (1951) at the Post Theater
    • May 19, Saturday, screening of The Devil’s Brigade (1968 film) with lecture at the Post Theater approx. 1pm. Look at the Fort Douglas website later in April for more info. 
    • June 16, Fort Douglas Day, more details coming.

    Natural History Museum of Utah, nhmu.utah.edu

    See Utah dinosaurs, learn about native peoples, and enjoy eight other permanent exhibits.

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    Visit Foothill Cultural District- the heart of Salt Lake City's cultural life. With trails to hike, zoo animals to watch, trains to ride, dinosaur bones to dig, beds to sleep in, gardens to stroll, Olympic sports to remember, Buffalo Soldiers to visit, and fine art to enjoy, there's something for everyone. And it's all within two square miles in Salt Lake's foothills.


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