PERFORMANCE ART ADVENTURE
Adventures in Music, Film, Theater, Festivals, Immersions & More
Brought to life by a family’s passion for the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Coffee and Teahouse is a family-owned and operated eatery and bookstore, where diners may browse through a curated collection of books and gift items while enjoying a hot cuppa’. They specialize in coffee, tea drinks, hot chocolates and specialty drinks, served alongside a fast, fresh breakfast and lunch menu served from 7am – 3pm daily. Breakfast favorites include the Buddha Bowl (Chai-infused oatmeal with dried fruits, caramelized walnuts, cinnamon and honey drizzle) and the Superfood Smoothie Bowl (A smoothie packed with blueberries, strawberries, almond milk and hemp seeds, served in a bowl and topped with oats, amaranth, quinoa, goji berries, fresh blueberries & bee pollen).
Local’s Tip: The 8-oz First Chair coconut crème breve is free on powder days (over 8 inches of snowfall)
The Kids are Alright
Give your little ones a taste of music with the weekly Music and Movement hour at Park City Library. Offered each Wednesday at 11am, it’s a lively hour where toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers explore a variety of musical instruments, song, dance and related books. Kids and their adults are encouraged to get excited about music and make some noise!
Luxe Library: Since the birth of Park City’s first library in 1888, the library has been a community hub with a central role in the lives of citizens and visitors. Following a nearly $10 million expansion, Park City debuted its newly renovated library in 2015, filled with 21st century technology: “smart” meeting rooms, new public computers, and an innovative YouCreate Lab with 3-D printers, sound booth, video recording equipment and more. On opening day, over a thousand Parkites lined up in a book brigade to pass books hand to hand, from the temporary quarters to the renewed facility, echoing a similar book brigade in 1982 for a previous library relocation.
Enjoy the taste of Maine off-Main at Park City’s Freshies Lobster Co., winner of the coveted title, "World's Best Lobster Roll" at Down East Magazine's 2017 Lobster Roll Festival in Portland, Maine. In addition to their acclaimed lobster rolls, Freshies serves sandwiches, salads, and soups. Fresh lobster can be added to any menu item upon request.
Back Story: Freshies owners, Ben and Lorin Smaha hail from New England and relocated to Park City for the skiing. But missing the fresh lobster they enjoyed back east, they opened a lobster roll stall at local farmers markets in 2009, expanded to a food truck in 2013, and most recently opened their sit-down café in 2016. Throughout the company’s growth, quality has been key to success. The company motto is “From Shore to Door in 24”, which means the lobster meat they serve today was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean yesterday.
Whether you’ve spent the day shredding the slopes, strolling through galleries, or reading by the fire, you’re welcome to head over to Park City Mountain Resort to enjoy great free music! Offering 3 free music venues – Canyons Village, Park City Mountain, and Legends at Park City Mountain - there’s usually a live performance at 2:30pm each Friday and Saturday during ski season, and daily during peak times like Christmas week.
Creative Recycling: In 2015 when Park City Mountain Resort replaced the old Motherlode Lift, they kept some of the chairs to support local nonprofits. Summit County artists were recruited to create 18 unique chair lift works of art which were auctioned off at a private event, raising nearly $100,000 for 18 nonprofit partners.
Vail Resorts, owner of Park City Mountain Resort and 12 additional resorts worldwide, is committed to creating a promising future for generations. They donate over $8.6 million annually to over 250 nonprofit partners - including 30 community partners in Summit County, UT - focusing on youth programs and environmental initiatives.
Stir Your Soul
On Saturday, December 16, enjoy a night of mesmerizing dance performed by the acclaimed dance company, MOMIX, at Park City Institute’s Eccles Theater. “The company uses light, shadow, and the human body to create illusions, inspired by nature. One moment, you’ll think you’re seeing a giant lizard crawl across the stage. The next moment, those bodies appear as desert plant life,” describes company founder, Moses Pendleton.
Did You Know? This season Park City Institute celebrates its 20th anniversary of bringing world-class performances and new ideas to the community by providing innovative experiences that entertain, educate and illuminate. This season opens with Robert Cray and continues with an energizing array of performers including MOMIX dance company, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, an evening with Monica Lewinsky, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, the Trinity Irish Dance Company, and more.
Do it in the Dark
Check out the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema at Park City Film Series, a non-profit Art House cinema with a mission to create community through film. Offering a hearty schedule of films each Friday – Sunday, plus free kids programs like “Books 2 Movies” and foreign cinema supporting Dual Language Immersion programs.
Don’t Miss: It’s A Wonderful Life, on Thursday, December 21 at 6pm. Come early (starting at 5pm) to enjoy the hot cocoa bar, crafts and Santa!
Dinner and a Show
Just 16 miles outside of Park City, the DeJoria Center in Kamas is a world-class facility on 1,100 acres offering a variety of performances and events in a cutting-edge performance arena. In addition to concerts with seating for up to 1400, Paint Nights for up to 40 participants, and dance shows with performers from Dancing with the Stars, the center offers winter activities including sleigh rides, snowshoe tours, wine tastings and dog sledding.
Dine on-site at State Road Tavern & Restaurant, featuring country inspired cuisine with craft cocktails, 20+ beers, and breath-taking views of the Kamas Valley. Menu highlights include Poblano Beer Cheese Fondue, the High Star Salad with apple, fennel, chevre and candied pecans, the State Road Burger with Pastrami, and the Half Rack of St. Louis Ribs from the custom-built smoker.
Must See: Ring in the spirit of the season at the “Kamas Valley Christmas Concert” on December 16 at 7pm. This multimedia evening features music by the Wasatch Back Choir & Orchestra with guest artists Marj Deius, bringing a Creole and Haitian gospel influence, and internationally known indie Alternative Rock band, Shrink the Giant, whose members hail from the Kamas Valley. Plus dance by BMDC Dancers, aerial performance by Olivia Lee, and more.
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
The historic Egyptian Theatre Company on Main Street showcases a highly-anticipated holiday favorite – A Kurt Bestor Christmas, from December 22-25. This Emmy-award winning composer presents traditional holiday music for the whole family to enjoy!
Did you know? Bestor composed the music that introduces NFL Monday Night Football.
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