Kuyasa Kids Choir Concert
Hailing from Kayamandi Township in South Africa, the Kuyasa Kids are a singing and dancing choir composed of members of South Africa’s Xhosa tribe. Their “Creating Hope Tour” is meant to raise awareness of the African children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. “Kuyasa” means “sun” in Xhosa, echoing the choir’s goal to bring hope to those who are suffering. Oct. 4, 7-8:30 p.m., Black Forest Community Church, 6845 Shoup Road, donations accepted, blackforestcommunitychurch.org.
Our Shorts Are Showing #5
Once known as Craft Theater, Craft Production Resource now dedicates itself to helping local
playwrights produce original work. This weekend, enjoy six brand new plays written by locals Sue Bachman, Steve Emily, Bill Cobban, Phil Ginsburg and Warren Epstein. The plays are each short, self-contained stories, perfect for the theater-goer with a limited attention span. Oct. 5-7, 7-9 p.m.; Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m.; Oct. 8, 4-6 p.m., The Theater on Pecan, 1367 Pecan St., $5-$15, craft-pr.com.
Chavez Gallery’s ever-awesome First Friday parties are even better in their new and spacious location. Enjoy the opening of Story Time
, new artwork for book lovers, whimsically created by Liese and Kris Chavez. Festivities include a one-night-only, book-themed interactive installation; live music by Valerie Rosencrantz; and a “Guess that Book” trivia contest (with prizes)! Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m., on display through October, Chavez Gallery, 25241/2 W. Colorado Ave., free, chavezartgallery.com.
Go with the Flow Donation Show and Tampon Drive
Hosted by HOME: Humans Optimistically Motivating Each-other, which is just a delightful name for an organization on the baseline, tonight's goal is to collect 10,000 menstruation or other sanitary products, to be donated to Springs Rescue Mission. Bands include touring Caustic Casanova and Irata; and locals Cheap Perfume, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Alone and e.clairee. Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Triple Nickel Tavern, 26 S. Wahsatch Ave., $5 and/or a donation of menstruation hygiene products, facebook.com/COHOMEO.
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