Local events and things to do this week, April 10-16

A perk for a Salt Lake City music icon, a sewing class and a “personal” comedian.

(Sundance Institute) Comedian, actress and filmmaker Tig Notaro is scheduled to perform her stand-up, April 15, 2022, at The Complex in Salt Lake City.

April 10

Music to help The Heavy Metal Shop

Utah’s music community comes together to help one of their own, with a benefit concert for owner of The Heavy Metal Shop in Salt Lake City, Kevin Kirk, whose wife, Angie, died suddenly on March 5 . at The Commonwealth Room, 195 W. 2100 South, South Salt Lake – will feature rock bands Triggers & Slips, Thunderfist, Utah County Swillers and Sammy Brue. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, at thestateroompresents.com.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kevin and Angie Kirk, seen here in 2017, have owned the iconic Heavy Metal Shop in downtown Salt Lake City for more than 30 years. Angie Kirk died March 5, 2022; The musicians have scheduled a benefit concert to help Kevin Kirk for April 10, 2022, at The Commonwealth Room in South Salt Lake.

April 14

put the needle on the canvas

If you’re an artist looking for your medium, maybe sewing is your path to expression. The Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City) is offering a free embroidery workshop on Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m. in the courtyard of UMOCA. Shannon Downey from Badass Cross Stitch will lead the workshop. Register at UtahMOCA.org to attend; bring an embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, fabric, water-soluble pen, tapestry or embroidery needle, and scissors.

April 15

Tig Notaro’s “personal comedy”

Some critics call Tig Notaro’s stand-up comedy “dark” – especially after her famous 2012 set in which she described her breast cancer diagnosis. Notaro prefers the term “personal comedy”. Notaro co-wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical series “One Mississippi,” starred in “Star Trek: Discovery” and Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead,” and co-directed (with his wife, Stephanie Allynne ) this year’s Sundance Film Festival hit “Am I OK?” Notaro will perform Friday, April 15 at Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets, from $39.50 to $59.50, are available at thecomplexslc.com.

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