Big Gay Fun Bus
This seasonal event features QSaltLake‘s rowdy busload of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and friendly straight gamblers looking for a great time. Take a shot every time someone says, “I can’t believe she just said that!” and you’ll be ready to hit the slots in West Wendover. We’ll throw in $5, a complimentary drink ticket and a free buffet at you when you get there to get you started. This charity fundraiser has become a favorite event for gay and straight passengers alike.
WHEN: Jan. 12, 12-9 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at Club Try-Angles parking lot, 251 W. 900 South
Rev. Jesse Jackson keynotes Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
The University of Utah will feature Rev. Jesse Jackson as keynote speaker for the week-long celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The speech will take place at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Other events for the week include cultural performances, campus and community panel discussions, film screenings, a community service day and a rally.
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m.
WHERE: Jon M. Huntsman Center, UofU campus
Equality Utah Jazz Brunch
Equality Utah’s annual Jazz Brunch will feature the Jennifer Leitham Trio. Leitham is an award-winning bass player and the subject of the new documentary, I Stand Corrected, which follows her journey transitioning. She is a prominent jazz musician and a transgender woman.
WHAT: Equality Utah Jazz Brunch
WHEN: Jan. 13, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South
Park City Gay Ski Week
The Third Annual Park City Gay Ski Week will be held Feb. 21-24 and will attract powder aficionados from around the nation. Elevation Utah attracts a diverse crowd with sponsored events, parties and slope runs.
WHEN: Feb. 21-24
WHERE: Park City