Take five: Five ‘can’t miss’ events in the coming week

By By Danny Letz

By Danny Letz

Thurs., Sept. 20 through Sun., Sept. 23

The Dew Action Sports Tour$15 Adults, $5 ChildrenNoonEnergySolutions Arena (301 W. South Temple)

Break out the tribal tattoos, Mountain Dew big gulps and nu-metal records, the EnergySolutions Center is going X-TREME! Don’t miss the world’s most prestigious X-TREME athletes (including Shaun White, Dave Mirra and Travis Pastrana) performing totally X-TREME stunts on skateboards, BMX bikes and motorcycles! On top of all that, X-TREME hard rockers Chevelle will be rocking the Friday night festivities into the early a.m.! X-TREME!

Fri., Sept. 21

Local Art and Music at Ken Sanders Free6 p.m.Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S. 200 East)

Twenty-four local artists including Leia Bell, Bob Bissland and Trent Call will celebrate Salt Lake City art history as a part of Ken Sanders’ ongoing anniversary celebration and the monthly gallery stroll. Speaking of Salt Lake City history, Gentry Densley (guitarist of local music legends Iceburn) will provide constant musical ambience for the event. Take five hours for this one; it is not to be missed.

Sat., Sept. 22

The 9th Annual Hispanic Fiesta DaysFree10 a.m.Gallivan Center (239 S. Main Street)

Hispanic Traditions presents the land of Zion’s premiere Latin event. Head down to the Gallivan this Saturday to take in ethnic dances, live bands, kids’ rides, piatas, contests, food and handicraft vendors, a parade and the Miss Hispanidad beauty pageant. ndale!

Sat., Sept. 22

Aki Matsuri: Japanese Fall FestivalFree11 a.m.Japanese Church of Christ (268 W. 100 South)

Join the Japanese Church of Christ for its yearly fund-raiser and enjoy the benefits of all the Land of the Rising Sun has to offer the Beehive State. With festivities throughout the day, including a sushi chef competition, traditional dances, Taiko drums and a judo demonstration, alongside a variety of instructional booths that cover everything from Japanese calligraphy to origami, this festival is not to be avoided.

Mon., Sept. 24

Rick Bass reading and book signingFree7 p.m.Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S. 200 East)

Rick Bass, winner of the PEN/Nelson Algren Award, the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award, will be on hand to read from his extensive collection of works at Ken Sanders downtown location. Stop in to hear from a celebrated American author and pick up a signed copy of one of his books while you’re at it.