Events on Temple Square and in Salt Lake City
Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to many groups dedicated to the arts. Many performances are held each month, and admission is generally free, with a few exceptions. Admission is, however, limited to visitors age 8 and older. For more information, call (801) 240-3323 or visit lds.org/events.
Ongoing Events on Temple Square
Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsals
Weekdays and Saturdays at noon and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Church History Museum
The museum is located across from Temple Square on West Temple Street.
Admission is free.
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibits focusing on the life of Jesus Christ, ancient and modern prophets, the construction of the Salt Lake Temple, and the importance of families.
North and South Visitors’ Centers
Free guided tours of Temple Square and the Conference Center are available from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. To arrange a tour of Temple Square, please call 801-240-4872. To arrange a tour of the Conference Center, please call 801-240-0075. Walk-ins welcome.
CONTINUING —Free one-hour tours of the gardens surrounding Church headquarters are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. at door 15 of the Conference Center.
Events on Temple Square
To read about General Conference time (early April and early October) at Temple Square, please go here.
Other Temple Square Events:
Conference Center Theater
April 10, 11, and 12
The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant will be held in Salt Lake City. The public is invited to attend on Saturday, April 12. Three young women will be selected who exemplify the high standards of pioneers, past and present, as they represent the state of Utah, the Days of ’47, and Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Friday-Saturday, April 18-19
For the first time in 10 years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present the Easter concert, held each year on Temple Square to coincide with Good Friday. The Choir and Orchestra will join forces to present Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah in its entirety.
Events in Salt Lake City
Art Exhibit at the Rio Gallery
“Plural and Partial: Tracing the Intergenerational Self”
March 28 – April 30, 2014
“Plural and Partial: Tracing the Intergenerational Self” is an exhibition of seven contemporary artists — Valerie Atkisson, Liberty Blake, Angela Ellsworth, Jann Haworth, Amy Jorgensen, Annie Kennedy, and Shawn Rossiter — whose work investigates the making of identity that draws upon the plurality of the self and the span of partial influence that is made from generation to generation.
Works in collage, cut paper and fabric, sewn sculpture, and video are all used to explore the ways we imprint ourselves on one another and the many ways we consistently appropriate our inherited identities into ourselves.
Visit the Rio Gallery website for more information.
Area Universities Announce Their Performance Seasons:
Go to http://desne.ws/Cb7Ifdi
Bike Share Website Launch
On Sale Now
A Bike Share program is a network of many Bike Share stations, where members can take ANY bike, from ANY station, as many times as they like for a small membership fee. A 24-hour Access Pass, 7-day or Annual Membership lets you take UNLIMITED 30min trips at no extra charge! Every time you dock a bike, you get a fresh 30min.
Instead of renting one specific bike (bike rental), your GREENbike Membership gives you access to ALL THE BIKES at every downtown Bike Share station. Return your GREENbike to ANY Bike Share station so someone else can take a ride.
Visit greenbikeslc.org to become a member.
Winter Farmers’ Market
In partnership with the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Utah Division of State History and Utah Division of Arts & Museums, The Downtown Farmers Market is thrilled to announce the new Winter Market–held indoors at the Rio Grande Depot every other Saturday starting on November 9th. If you haven’t yet been to the Rio Grande Depot, it is a historic train station built in 1910 that once served as Salt Lake City’s main transportation hub. Today the Depot is home to the Rio Gallery, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established Utah artists to gather and educate the community through their artwork. On the south end of the Depot, you will find the Research Center of Utah State Archives and Utah State History.
We are excited to have a home in one of Utah’s treasured historic buildings and to bring the energy of the summer market into the Rio Grande neighborhood during the cooler months.
The Winter Market at Rio Grande Depot will be a local food Market. You can expect many of the quality vendors from the summer market and a few surprises. Shop for local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, packaged and specialty foods year round.
Visit slcfarmersmarket.org for more info.
Dead Sea Scrolls
Ongoing @ The Leonardo
They’ve been called the most significant archaeological find of the last century. Experience the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, November – April at The Leonardo
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered by a shepherd in 1947, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible.
On display with the Scrolls are more than 600 objects from the Biblical to Byzantine Period in Israel, including many that have never been publicly exhibited. You will see a three-ton stone from Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, the remains of religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics along with everyday household items such as jewelry and ceramics.
Visit theleonardo.org for more info.
Inspiração Do Fogo
Opens April 3!
Afro-Brazilian Dance, Live Music, Martial Art & FIRE
Inspiração Do Fogo translates as “Inspiration of Fire” or “Breath
of Fire.” This lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian performing arts will
excite, educate and enliven Utah audiences. Featuring a cast of
over 30 artists, including lead vocalist Carla Arancibia and special
guests Salt Lake Capoeira.
Get your tickets now at ArtTix.org
UMOCA 2014 Gala
Saturday, June 7, 6 PM
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Dust off your cowboy boots and get gussied up, this year the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) kicks off the summer with Salt Lake City’s finest party and a celebration of the Museum’s generous supporters and the programs they make possible.
All proceeds from the Diamond Horseshoe Roundup directly benefit UMOCA’s ground-breaking exhibitions and inclusive educational programming, including programs for K-12 youth and practicing local artists. The Diamond Horseshoe Roundup not only guarantees you a darn good evening filled with live music and dancing, it also guarantees the continued cultural vitality of our urban core.
Details are updated often at utahmocagala.org
Worried about parking when you come downtown? Don’t be. We have over 25,000 parking spaces in addition to a wonderful public transportation program. For more information, check out the link here.