Sunday, November 8, 2015

THIS WEEK: Great music, author events, praying for snow and more on tap

Posted By on Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM

You know how we all complain about the Christmas decorations showing up in the grocery stores and malls before Halloween is even over? Get used to it, because most the entertainment for the next couple months is going to revolve around Christmas, with a side of Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. But you don't have to give in, just check out our event listings and Staff Picks for great options, and save the holiday shenanigans for later. 

Here are some highlights of the week ahead: 

Monday, Nov. 9

MUSIC EVENTS & CONCERTS | Head on up to Shadle High School for the Shadle Park Veteran's Concert, featuring the Shadle Park Band paying tribute to those who served in the armed forces. There's also a Veteran's Day concert at Central Lutheran Church featuring the Ferris Wind Ensemble.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

WORDS | Local author and professor Shann Ray celebrates the release of his first novel, American Copper, with a night of readings, music and some words from fellow author Sherman Alexie at The Bing. Read our feature on Ray right here

LIVE MUSIC | Sturgill Simpson, winner of the Americana Music Awards Artist of the Year trophy this year, headlines a show at Knitting Factory, doing that old-school outlaw country thing he does so well. Here's a sample of his style: 

LIVE MUSIC | You love it loud? Elder has you covered, playing as part of a metal bill at The Pin!, along with Spirit Caravan, Tsuga, Cattywomp and Carved in Bone. Read our story about Elder right here.  

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Elder shall rock you Tuesday at The Pin!

Wednesday, Nov. 11

SPORTS & OUTDOORS | It's Free State Parks Day! Get out there and enjoy some beautiful outdoor action!

Thursday, Nov. 12

WORDS | Popular author, hilarious speaker and NPR regular David Sedaris drops by The Bing for a night that will be full of thought-provoking talk and loud laughs. 

FOOD & DRINK | We all want to enjoy a real winter this year, right? Do your part by attending the Pray for Snow Party at Perry Street Brewing, featuring ski flicks, raffles and costume contests. First person to cite Hot Dog: The Movie wins! (That is totally not true, but you're thinking about that '80s classic now, right? You're welcome) 

Friday, Nov. 13

THEATER | Nothing like a little road trip on the weekend, and Wallace is one cool little town. Make your way to Idaho and check out Curtain Call: A Vaudeville Review, a fun night of laughs and music. Read our feature on the troupe here

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied at the University of Utah and University of...