Take five and go get some culture

By By Danny Letz

By Danny Letz

Thurs., Sept. 6 to Sun., Sept. 16

Ken Sanders 10th Anniversary Festivities7 p.m.FreeKen Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East

Ken Sanders 10th anniversary trucks on through this week with presentations from authors and poets Stephen Trimble (Sept. 7), Doug and Andrea Peacock (Sept. 10), Charles Potts (Sept. 13), Sara Caldiero and Melissa Bond (Sept. 14) and Martin Vest, Sandy Anderson and Andy Hoffmann (Sept. 15).

Thurs., Sept. 6 to Sun., Sept. 16

Utah State Fair10 a.m.Adults $8, Children $6, 5 and under freeUtah State Fair Park (155 N. 100 West)

Make sure to take advantage of the cultural pandemonium that is the Utah State Fair, as this year’s highlights include Weird Al Yankovic on Sept. 7, Grand Funk Railroad on Sept. 11 and the Utah’s Strongest Man Competition on Sept. 16.

Fri., Sept. 7

“Demolition Derby — When a Mind Loses Its License To Drive”7:30 p.m.$17.Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South)

Repertory Dance Theatre presents this theatrical dance performance that follows a son through the trials and tribulations of being a caretaker for those with a mental illness. Born from the personal experiences of choreographer Erik Stern, “Demolition Derby” promises to be both visually and emotionally enlightening.

Sat., Sept. 8

The Avenues Street Fair9 a.m. to 6 p.m.FreeThe Avenues (2nd Avenue, between I and N streets)

Enjoy two stages of live entertainment and 200 booths of local arts and crafts, community organizations and food vendors in appreciation of one of Salt Lake City’s most eclectic neighborhoods.

Tues., Sept. 11

Yo Soy…All DayFreeCity Library (210 E. 400 South)

Tuesday will be the final day to catch Ruby Chacon’s homegrown, Southwestern paintings at the City Library. Deeply rooted in Chacon’s American-Indian heritage and the rich diversity of Utah’s history, this exhibit is a must for anyone interested in truly understanding where they come from.