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3 Ways to Celebrate the Arts and the Earth in Park City

Support local businesses and nonprofits with virtual gatherings and curbside eats.

By Jane Gendron April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day!

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Show Mother Nature Some Love

In lieu of its Annual Earth Day Celebration (typically held chez Wasatch Brew Pub), Recycle Utah, is doing the COVID-19 pivot with some substitute Earth Day happenings. Here are just a few ways the nonprofit is urging Parkites to show Mother Nature some appreciation:

#PickUpParkCity. Grab some gloves and a garbage bag and clean up your neighborhood, while social distancing. Recycle what you can.

Bid Online. Though the Wasatch Brew Pub party is cancelled due to COVID-19, the nonprofit is still hosting its online Earth Day silent auction, supporting education and recycling programs. In addition to goods and gear donated by businesses, such as Stein Eriksen Lodge, Storm Cycles, SCOTT Sports, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club and more, every winning bid will include a $10 gift certificate to Squatters/Wasatch.

Recycle Utah is accepting soft plastics and CHaRM (Collection of Hard-to-Recycle Materials) today, Earth Day, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Recycle those tough-to-recycle items. Got a worn-out pair of running shoes lying around? Drop them off along with other atypical recyclables for this year's CHaRM (Collection of Hard-to-Recycle Materials) and soft plastics (such as grocery bags and bubble wrap) event at Recycle Utah, 1951 Woodbine Way. The event, also hosted by Park City Lodging, is held today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Accepted items include: athletic shoes (must be in pairs), CDs, DVDs, American flags, batteries, bras, Brita filters, cell phones, contact lenses and packaging, eye glasses, guitar strings, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, toothbrushes, toothpaste containers, and floss containers. While dropping off goods, collect a free packet of wildflower seeds to take home and plant. 

Live-stream  local comedy, courtesy of Park City Follies, this Friday.

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Follies From Afar

The show must go on—even if it's from a safe social distance. The Egyptian Theatre is delivering a taste of Follies 20/20, the beloved annual spoof of all things Park City, virtually. Co-hosted by Tom Clyde and Paul Tan, the live-ish event takes place Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. online at Yes, Friday would have been opening night of the real deal. But, a dose of live-streamed comedy is most welcome right now. Expect new videos from the Follies zany, creative team and re-watch some old favorites. And, fear not, the live version of the Follies has just been shelved until social distancing comes to an end. October, perhaps?

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Arts and Eats

Here's your chance to savor local art and support area restaurants. The first-ever Virtual Gallery Stroll is lined up for Friday, April 24 via Facebook Live, from 6–9 p.m. Simply stroll from gallery to gallery in 15-minute increments online, starting with Prospect Pop Up at 6 p.m. and ending with Friends of Ski Mountain History at 8:45 p.m. Pair that cultured experience with delicious eats by ordering curbside pick-up from local culinary experts, Several eateries are offering deals for the artsy evening (use discount code ARTS at checkout). Cheers!


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