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