• Happening in the District: June 20, 2018 Edition

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    Fort Douglas Military Museum, fortdouglas.org

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

    Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks at Red Butte Garden

    • June 21, A film on Thursday at 7pm Westward The Women (1951) at the Post Theater

    Natural History Museum of Utah, nhmu.utah.edu

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

    Red Butte Garden, redbuttegarden.org

    The summer concert season has arrived!

    A new exhibit featuring the work of Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata now open at UMFA. 

    • Summer concert series. Read more here.
    • June 2 through Sept. 16 Nature Connects Sculpture with Legos

    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

    Visit the birds this summer!

    UMFA, umfa.utah.edu

    The region’s destination museum for global visual arts. 

    • Current Exhibitions:
      • Chiura Obata: An American Modern, open now through Sept. 2. This exhibit is an exciting retrospective of a major Japanese American artist with Utah ties. UMFA is hosting two FREE events this month around the Obata exhibit:
        • Saturday, June 30, join UMFA and the Topaz Museum in Delta for a Community Meet-up. Begin the day at 8 am at the UMFA to see the exhibition free 8–10 am and create art inspired by Obata’s unique style of printmaking and drawing. Then make your own way to Delta and the Topaz Museum to see more of Obata’s artwork and learn about the internment camp where Obata was held with other Japanese Americans during World War II.
    • ACME Lab | Epicenter: Our Futures, extended run through July 8. 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

    Summer conference season is underway.

    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

    The red pandas are now out in their new exhibit. Make sure and plan a visit soon to see these newest residents of the Zoo.

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

    Enjoy a summer day and immerse yourself in Utah’s heritage at this gem of the Foothill Cultural District.

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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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