Yes, siree, the Sundance Film Festival goes live one week from today. Til then, here’s what else is on the Salt Lake docket:
Turn Your Camera On: Tour the city with a Flickr group called Photowalking SLC. Or, take it up a notch and join the group’s latest adventure: a multi-studio shoot exploring studio lighting in Draper this Saturday. Catch the details here.
Public of Tea: Learn the ins and outs of the Japanese tea ritual at one of three Japanese Tea Ceremonies, held at the Main Library on Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The demonstrations will be conducted by Cha-No-Yutah, a group of tea enthusiasts hoping to promote the “way of tea.” More info here.
Back Adcha: On Wednesday, the Utah Advertising Federation is hosting the third annual ADDY Awards at the Utah State Fairgrounds. You’ll get your chance to vote on your favorite print ads, billboards, websites and package design. Plus, there’s gonna be a battle of the bands, ad agency-style. The party goes live from 4-8 p.m. at the Bonneville Building.
On the Big Screen: Today marks your last chance to see “The Kite Runner” at Regency Theatres, and “Juno” and “The Orphanage” might be the last films you ever get to see at Trolley. (No more movies starting Feb. 1). We recommend “Juno,” not only because it’s our favorite film of the year, but also because we’re big time scaredy-cats.
Culture for Gamers: According to the Video Games Live website, the Utah Symphony will be playing the tunes from videogame hits like Donkey Kong, Tetris, Zelda (and lowering its standards?) on March 27-29. Just imagine the symphony of sound Mario Bros. might offer—especially that tune from the underground scenes. Get your tickets here. (Via newcitymovement.)