Park Record Scene Clips for July 25-27, 2007 |

Park Record Scene Clips for July 25-27, 2007

A new venue for Mountain Town Stages

Mountain Town Stages will host its first performance at a new venue in Newpark near Kimball Junction. According to Mountain Town Stages Executive Director Toby Martin, Newpark has plans to build a more permanent amphitheatre by 2008. The first performance will be the soulful funk of the Lisa Marie Quartet. Concerts will be held weekly at Newpark every Thursday night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer months. Visit for more information.

Help restore the creek

Swaner Nature Preserve is looking for volunteers for the stream restoration project on the preserve.

The project will run from Aug. 8-10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Volunteers will anchor old Christmas tress to the undercut banks of East Canyon Creek. The tree "revetments" will help to reduce the bank erosion, currently contributing to impaired trout habitat and water quality. Volunteers should bring gloves, a hat, waterproof shoes, a snack, sunscreen and water. Call Erin Spear at (435) 649-1767 or e-mail her at .

A little night music

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Listen as Keith Lockhart "Conducts the Classics" such as Franz Joseph Haydn on Wednesday, July 25, or hear the Muir Quartet play Schubert on Thursday, July 26. The concerts will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and begin at 8 p.m. The events are part of the Utah Symphony and Opera’s Deer Valley Music Festival. For more information, call (801) 355-2787 or visit .

Park City filmmakers making it

Crazy Parkite Productions announced this week that their short film, "The Write Stuff" has been accepted into the 2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival held Aug. 7-12. "The Write Stuff" stars local actors Nate Sears, Kim Page, Billie Harsch, and Derrick Dymalski, and was produced by Salt Lake filmmakers Bryan Baird, Jo Richardson and local Parkite Stacy Dymalski.

The short follows a boy, age 12, who wins a writing contest, but then is pressured by the contest judges to change his story to get it published.

Calling all artists

The Intermountain Society of Artists is calling for entries for the 2007 Summer Open Show at Palmer Gallery in Salt Lake. Paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel or mixed media may be delivered to the gallery at 378 West Broadway, Salt Lake. All submissions must be in between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. The opening reception is Friday, Aug. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the awards presentation at 7:15 p.m. For more information, and to download an entry form, visit .

Make way for Kimball auction, festival

This year’s Kimball Arts Festival will begin Thursday, Aug. 2, featuring more than 30 pieces of fine art on display and for sale. The auction and the festival make up the primary fundraisers for the nonprofit community art center’s year-round budget for exhibitions, education and events.

The celebration will continue with a Friday night gallery stroll. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, Main Street will close to feature wine and beer gardens, 30 live bands, 220 artist booths (selected from a pool of nearly 800 applicants). This year is the festival’s 38th year. For more information, visit .