Movie lovers can find a huge variety of free film screenings in Salt Lake City, including major Hollywood productions, experimental films, classics, kids' movies, documentaries and more. This month's highlights include The Hunt for Higgs Sept. 11 at UMNH Science Movie Night, and a series of films about Mexico at the Salt Lake City Public Library.
Early Halloween events in the Salt Lake area include several haunted houses, a haunted forest, haunted factory, haunted circus and Witch Fest at Gardner Village.
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at the Gateway will be holding a Chile Fest to benefit the Utah Burn Center, September 4-23. The main event is a chile eating contest on Saturday, September 8th at 1:30pm. Local firefighers will square off to see who can eat the most hatch, habanero and serrano chiles. One dollar from every item purchased from the special Chile Fest menu will go to the burn center's burn camp.
Z'Tejas Southwest Grill
191 South Rio Grande
The Utah State Fair offers something for everyone, including livestock, arts, crafts and commercial exhibits, carnival rides, fair food (alligator on a stick, anyone?), concerts, a PRCA rodeo, a demolition derby and even a rotten sneaker contest. Concerts are included in the admission price, but you must have a seating ticket.
Sept. 6-16, 2012, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m.
Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 W.
Seniors and children 6-12 $7
Children under 5 free
All day carnival ride wristband $20
Matinee carnival wristband $15
Family Bundle $90
Demolition Derby $20
Check the website for discount offers
The Salt Lake Greek Festival, Utah's largest ethnic festival, features Greek food, music and dance.
Thursday-Sunday, 6-9, 2012
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
279 S. 300 W.
The Utah Symphony has a full calendar of concert events this month:
- Michael Cavanaugh in Concert - The Music of Billy Joel & More: Sept. 7-8, 8 p.m.
- Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2: Sept. 14-15, 8 p.m.
- 53rd Annual Salute to Youth: Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
- Pictures at an Exhibition: Sept. 20-21, 8 p.m.
- Bach & Mendelssohn: Sept. 28-29, 8 p.m.
123 W. South Temple
The free Avenues Street Fair includes local artists, a children's parade, children's activities, craft booths, food and music.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
9th Ave. between B and G Streets
Join local astronomers for an informative presentation followed by a ride to the top of Hidden Peak via Snowbird’s Aerial Tram. From there, you will enjoy an unobstructed view of the evening skies through high-powered telescopes.
Aug. 10 and 25, 8 p.m., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Adults $18 Seniors 65+ and children 12 and under $12
Tickets can only be purchased at the door. The presentation starts in the Peruvian Room. Season Tram passes are not valid for this event.
Please dress for cold weather on the peak.
The Urban Flea Market in downtown Salt Lake City is an affordable marketplace where you may find (and sell) a selection of vintage, used and new items including clothing, records, original artwork, furniture, tools, oddball knick-knacks and more.
Monthly on Sundays, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct, 14, 2012
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Salt Lake City and County Building
200 E. 500 S.
In Washington Heights, New York, three generations of Latino immigrants dream of succeeding in America while at the same time holding onto their culture and heritage. An uplifting and joyous celebration of life, In the Heights shows us a world that is at once exotic and different from our own but filled with the same dreams shared by us all.
Sept. 14-29, 2012 except Sundays
Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 S. 1400 E., University of Utah
Student discounts available