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Gay Agenda

Tony’s Gay Agenda

ANNUAL EVENTS

Many of you … well, weather the weather just to stalk some hottie celebrities and party your asses off at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, but you also know it’s really about the films … right? Anyhoo, some of the LGBT-themed flicks and/or movies with an LGBT actor in the cast include the following: Certain Women (Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams); Little Men (directed by openly gay Ira Sachs); Tallulah (Ellen Page, Allison Janney); Other People (Molly Shannon, Jason Plemmons); Green Room (Patrick Stewart, Callum Turner); Suited; Uncle Howard; and … I’m going out on a limb here because he could be LGBT … probably a little of each really — Goat (Nick Jonas).

21Thursday — Sundance Film Festival

Venues vary, Park City and Salt Lake City, times vary, through Jan.31. Individual tickets $20. Festival passes $300-3500, sundance.org

 

CONCERTS

Hip hop music is not really my thing but I don’t put together this calendar of events to appease myself … most of the time. Anyhoo, G-Eazy is a hip-hop hottie and because his song “Everything Will Be OK” is sort of a memorial to his mother’s same-sex partner, whom he came to care for before her death, I think he deserves mention here. 

Two indie rock groups based in Utah … as if you couldn’t guess from their names … hit the Kilby Court this month. Check ‘em out!

“She’s a flautist,” informs Rose.

“She plays the flute,” Dorothy rhetorically asks.

Rose sarcastically remarks, “No, Dorothy, she plays a ‘flaut’. It’s a big instrument that looks like a tuba, and has hair at the bottom of it. Of course she plays a flute.”

That’s my gay segue to Emmanuel Pahud, a renowned flautist, who will bring the music to Carmen to life in a unique and special way, accompanied by the renowned Utah Symphony. Trust me, all the snakes in the house will rise.

9Saturday — G-Eazy

Saltair, 12408 W. Saltair Dr., Magna, 7pm. Tickets $40, smithstix.com

21Thursday — Small Lake City

Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7pm. Tickets $8.50, 24tix.com

29Friday — Saline Lakes

Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7pm. Tickets $8.50, 24tix.com

— Pahud Plays Carmen Fantasy

Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 7:30pm, through Saturday. Tickets $10-68, arttix.org

 

DANCE

The Sweet Beast Dance Circus returns with it annual WTF! I wonder what WTF stands for … I could share what I think but Michael Aaron, using his editing prowess, would probably change it to What The Falafel! Anyhoo, “mingle, nosh, sip, then boogie at a culinary and performance event that’s one of the Beast parties of the year.”

16Saturday — WTF! 2016

Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 6:30pm. Tickets $70, arttix.org

 

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS

Does Park City really want a swarm of old(er) homos taking over their quaint town just before a swarm of young(ish) homos bid for stardom (in the dark alleys of Main Street) during the Sundance Film Festival? Well, okay then. I wonder what YMCA stands for … again, Michael would edit it to Young Men Come Aboard.

6Wednesday — The Village People

Egyptian Theatre Company, 328 Main St., Park City, 8pm, through Jan 10. Tickets $43-80, egyptiantheatrecompany.com

 

THEATRE/OPERA

Wasatch Theatre Company’s new production has a lot of “and” in it. And it’s a familial comedy, and is set in a threatened home on a cherry orchard, and elements of the show are derived from Anton Chekhov, and you don’t necessarily need to know him … and I thought Anton Chekhov was a brand of vodka and now I feel silly.

The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre brings Thornton Wilder’s phenomenal play Hello, Dolly! to the campus stage. I adore anything based on the fallacy of matchmaking … screw you OkCupid!

The Utah Opera stages The Merry Widow. Hannah, the merry widow (because she has more money than GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump), is looking for true love. God I hope she’s not on OkCupid.

7Thursday — Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through Jan. 30. Tickets $15, arttix.org

15Friday — Hello, Dolly!

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, times vary, through Sunday. Tickets $18, kingtix.com

16Saturday — The Merry Widow

Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, times vary, through Jan. 24. Ticket prices $10-88, arttix.org
UPCOMING EVENTS

April 16, Ellie Goulding, Maverik Center, maverikcenter.com

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