Gay Agenda

Tony’s Gay Agenda

FUN WITH FLOWERS

Join Red Butte Garden at the Volunteer Fair Open House to meet other volunteers and our volunteer crew leads and learn more about the many opportunities we offer. Red Butte is looking for Garden Guides (Docents), volunteers for the Summer Camp and Youth Programs, as well as horticulture and event help.

9Saturday — Red Butte Garden Volunteer Fair
Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, UofU, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS

Beehive Broads Burlesque presents Decades: A Burlesque and Vaudeville Journey Through Time where the broads will explore time and space in a colorful and fun journey through dance.

Performers including Harpy L’amour, Rogue, Phaedra Phoenix, Meadow Lark, Garnet Floosie, and a guest performer from California, Jynx Merlot will take you from underground speakeasy delights to the extravagance of Victorian splendor and even the far reaches of space!

Join the Utah Pride Center and the local LGBT community and allies, for SAGE Re-Launched, an evening of cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and music performed by the Zach Parrish Trio, followed by a program which will include the unveiling of a permanent art installation commemorating recipients of the Dr. Kristen Ries Community Service Award.

The program will also feature a look into the vision of the Center’s senior programming moving forward. Rounding out the evening there will be dancing through the decades with music from the 1930’s through the 1980’s.

The “sweatiest woman in show business” stops in Salt Lake City during her Help Me I’m Dying Tour. If you live in a dumpster, Katya has uploaded several web series on her YouTube channel, “welovekatya”, including RuGRETsRuFLECTIONSDrag 101Total RuCall, and Irregardlessly Trish, the last of which is about a Bostonian hairdresser who lives in a dumpster.

In a breakthrough ice experience, world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil Crystal meets the ice to defy all expectations.

1Friday — Decades: A Burlesque and Vaudeville Journey Through Time
Club 90, 9065 S. Monroe St., Sandy, 6:30 p.m., 21+ only. Tickets $10-15,
https://beehivebroadsburlesque.ticketleap.com/decades/

2Saturday — SAGE Re-Launched
Utah Pride Center, 1380 S. Main St., 6-10 p.m. Free

7Thursday — An Evening with Katya
The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, 7 p.m.. Tickets $40, smithstix.com

— Cirque du Soliel Crystal
Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lake Dr., WVC, times vary through March 10. Tickets $45-125, smithstix.com

THEATRE

The students of East Hollywood High in West Valley City, probably the most inclusive school in the state, are doing RENT this weekend only. In 1996, this original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, the story continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.

Pygmalion Productions and Julie Jensen present Wait, a summer-sizzling new play in the wintertime. In it, Wendy Burger stands on the edge of a summer that will change her life forever.

It’s the summer she moves out of her father’s house (and into a UPS truck). The summer she starts a theatre with the guy she used to date (no one else would have them). The summer she performs her first acting role (Lisa in Hamlet — with a flickering blue light playing the lead, à la Tinkerbell). The summer when she gets tips from the actress, Floating Piñata Head. But most of all it’s the summer when she meets O Vixen My Vixen, who is both beautiful and oh-so-deep. It’s the summer that changes everything in Wendy’s life.

Kicking off its 2019 season, The Ziegfeld Theater is thrilled to bring ABBA’s glittering musical, Mamma Mia!, to Northern Utah.

If your a clueless homo, here’s the synopsis: The winner takes it all. A young girl’s search for her birth father takes an hilarious turn as it brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek Island they last visited 20 years ago. This charming trip-down-the-aisle tale is chock full of explosive dance numbers, ABBA’s best hits and non-stop laughs. An Opening Night Gala on Feb. 22, and Feb. 23 is $5 Student Night.

1Friday — RENT
East Hollywood High School, 2185 S. 3600 West., times vary through Saturday. Tickets $4 or $7 at the door, www.easthollywoodtheatre.com

— Wait
Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary through March 9. Tickets $20, artsaltlake.org

— Mamma Mia!
Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, times vary through March 14. Tickets $17-19, theziegfeldtheater.com

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