The holidays are a wonderful time to share with family and friends. Most people actually get to go and experience some of the culture that their respective cities have to offer when they take out their friends and family. If you are looking for some ideas of fun activities to do with the family, check out this exciting calendar of holiday themed performance art in Salt Lake City.

The Night Before Christmas

  • December 11, 2015 to December 12, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Salt Lake Dance Center
  • Venue: Jeanne Wagner Theatre
  • Admission: $15
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    There will be a 15 minute intermission

  • Category: KIDS & FAMILIES PERFORMANCE ARTS HOLIDAY

Kids and Christmas

  • December 01, 2015
  • Presented By: Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • Venue: Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • Admission: $10 each ($8.50 each plus $1.50 facility fee)
  • Visit Website
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

American Ballet Academy

  • December 04, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Let Christmas Shine – Ballroom Dance

  • December 03, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts
  • Venue: Ragan Theater
  • Admission: General Admission: $12 Student, Faculty: $8
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    House will open 30 minutes before concert begins There will be a 10 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Snow White

  • November 07, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Utah Children’s Theatre
  • Venue: Utah Children’s Theatre
  • Admission: $14 per person
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    There will be a 15 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Hamlet – National Theatre Live

  • December 06, 2015
  • Presented By: Park City Film Series
  • Venue: Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Admission: $20/General, $15/Member of PCFS or FOL, $10/Student
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Julie Moffitt Ballet School Presents The Nutcracker Ballet

A fence is a great way to boost property value and create division between neighbors but before you build your fence, it is important to make sure that you know the answers to some important questions like do you really know where your property line is? Are there HOA restrictions to building a fence on your property? How high are you legally allowed to build your fence? Here are some great questions to consider and be sure to contact Western Fence Company for more information. 

Questions:

Answer:

How high can I build a fence on my property?

In residential areas, local rules commonly restrict artificial (constructed) backyard fences to a height of six feet. In front yards, the limit is often four feet.

Height restrictions may also apply to natural fences — fences of bushes or trees — if they meet the ordinance’s general definition of fences. Trees that are planted in a row and grow together to form a barrier are usually considered a fence. When natural fences are specifically mentioned in the laws, the height restrictions commonly range from five to eight feet.

If, however, you have a good reason (for example, you need to screen your house from a noisy or unsightly neighboring use, such as a gas station), you can ask the city for a one-time exception to the fence law, called a variance. Talk to the neighbors before you make your request, to explain your problem and get them on your side.

Answer:

My neighbor is building a fence that violates the local fence law. How can I get the law enforced?

Cities are not in the business of sending around fence inspection teams, and as long as no one complains, a nonconforming fence may stand forever.

Tell the neighbor about the law as soon as possible. She probably doesn’t know what the law is, and if the fence is still being built, may be able to modify it at a low cost. If she suggests that you mind your own business, alert the city. All it takes in most circumstances is a phone call to the planning or zoning department or the city attorney’s office. The neighbor will be ordered to conform; if she doesn’t, the city can fine her and even sue.

Answer:

What is a boundary fence?

A boundary fence, also called a division fence or partition fence, is a fence that is located on the line between two properties and is used by both owners. Boundary fences are owned by both owners when both use the fence. What constitutes “use” varies by state. Some states define use as occupancy – such as using the land up to the fence, perhaps by planting crops. Some use the word “join” for use – that is, a neighbor who hooks up another fence to the boundary fence is “using” the boundary fence. Most states say a fence is used only when the landowner’s property is entirely enclosed by fences.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1FNh5Qp

Admit it, you can remember a movie quote better than what you had for breakfast yesterday. You have an impressive encyclopedia of movie knowledge just rolling around in your noggin. Your friends always look at you when they are struggling to think of the name of a movie or actor. It’s alright. Salt Lake has some great events to satisfy your film needs. Many at very affordable prices or free. Check these out.

  • September 24, 2015 to September 25, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Presented By: Edison Street Events
  • Venue: Edison Street Events
  • Admission: $6/General Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Rock n Roll High School (PG, 1979)

  • September 25, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

After Hours Teen Movie Night: October Sky (PG, 1999)

  • September 26, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Slow Food Park City Food and Film Weekend

  • September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Park City Film Series
  • Venue: Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Admission: Varies
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Tumbleweeds Film Festival 2015

  • September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every )
  • Presented By: Utah Film Center
  • Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Admission:
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory

Rebel Without a Cause (PG-13, 1955)

  • September 28, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

The 78 Project Movie

  • September 29, 2015
  • Presented By: Utah Film Center
  • Venue: Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

An Evening with Mr Turner

Project Wild Thing Film Screening

  • October 01, 2015
  • Presented By: Swaner Eco Center
  • Venue: Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Admission: FREE
  • Visit Website
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Underfunded Film Festival

  • October 06, 2015
  • Presented By: Underfunded Film Festival
  • Venue: The Shops At Riverwoods
  • Admission: $7.50 Film Pass/ $25.00 All Day Workshop/Film Pass
  • Visit Website
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Fall 2015 Silent Film Series: Harold Lloyd

  • October 08, 2015 to October 09, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Presented By: Edison Street Events
  • Venue: Edison Street Events
  • Admission: $6/General Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Tumbleweeds Film Festival Screening: When Marnie Was There

  • October 10, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

A Mormon Maid

  • May 21, 2015 to January 01, 2037 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Presented By: Edison Street Events
  • Venue: Edison Street Events
  • Admission: $6/General Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1KS90S0

What your fence is made of is one of the biggest factors that will determine the price of the fence and what adding it will accomplish. It also plays a lot into how much the fence will improve the value of your home. So take a look at some of the basic materials that can be used to make your fence and remember that we do custom work, so there are a lot of things that we can work with you on if it is not listed on our site. 

For some, the American Dream has a picket fence around it. For others, it’s wrought iron. Most homes have some kind of fencing. Fences can serve as decoration, property line markers, security features, or all three. The cost for fencing depends on a number of factors, including the height and length needed, as well as the materials. Most fencing installation professionals charge a cost per linear foot that includes both their labor and the materials cost.
Since the cost for fencing can vary widely, it’s important to estimate cost per project, keeping the specific materials and dimensions in mind. Nationally, costs range from about $1,500 to $4,000 for new fence installation. On average, homeowners spend $2,550, but prices can vary slightly by region. 

Average Fencing Prices

Fencing is priced by the linear foot. This cost should be relatively consistent for a certain material but may vary with different fencing heights. Typically, wood is the cheapest fencing material while wrought iron is the most expensive outright. In addition to price, each fencing type offers different positive and negative features.

Wood

Wood is one of the most commonly used fencing materials, and it can last a long time if treated correctly. Wooden fences are often made from pine, redwood, cedar, or other woods that are resilient when wet. Though it usually has a natural look, wooden fencing can be stained or painted any color.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Inexpensive and can last for years with appropriate treatment.
  • Cons: Requires regular upkeep and staining.


Metal or Chain Link

Steel is one of the most durable fencing types. It easily withstands abuse, but it may be susceptible to rust in certain environments. Chain link is one of the most affordable fencing types. Since it’s made for function instead of form, it’s great for delineating property lines or keeping in pets, but it doesn’t make for a particularly attractive border.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Durable, affordable, and effective.
  • Cons: Generally the least attractive fencing type and may be susceptible to rust.

Vinyl

Vinyl fencing is affordable, lightweight, durable and easy to install. It is not a good material for security fencing, however, as it can’t withstand attempts to cut through the fence. Some homeowners also consider vinyl fencing to be unattractive. Some of this type of fencing mimics the look of wood, but most vinyl fences resemble plastic.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Easy installation.
  • Cons: Not appropriate for security fencing.

Aluminum

Aluminum offers an attractive, lightweight alternative to other kinds of metal fencing, including the heavyweight wrought iron. Aluminum also tends to be one of the most affordable types of metal fencing, and it’s also durable, which means you’ll spend less on upkeep in the long run.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Won’t rust, and requires little repair or upkeep.
  • Cons: Not the most secure type of fencing.

Wrought Iron

Not only is wrought iron the most secure type of fencing, but it’s also considered to be the most traditionally beautiful. This heavy-duty material also makes for a very effective fence that will keep your yard secure from unwanted human, animal, and other guests. Since wrought iron fencing is highly customized for each job, chances are that it will be a perfect fit.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Can last for a lifetime.
  • Cons: One of the most expensive types of fencing.

Barbed Wire

Barbed wire fencing is usually used to keep livestock — cows, horses, etc. — confined in pastures or on ranches. It’s sometimes used with woven wire fencing to prevent large animals from breaking it down when they get rowdy or excited. For smaller animals, it’s good at keeping them from digging underneath to get out. For farming or crop areas, it protects against large animals from getting in and destroying the crops.

Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: Secure, inexpensive, good for farmland and ranches.
  • Cons: Potentially dangerous for kids and can be expensive if you use a lot of additional supplies. 

Electric/Invisible

Electric fences are great for containing your pets and it’s more economical than erecting other fences. It’s a great way to train your pet and protects them from getting hurt or potentially hurting someone. It’s a good way to not compromise the beauty of your landscape with a fence and still keep your pet safe. It’s considered a humane form of training as well.

Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: Affordable, allots flexibility in landscape, and still effective for pet training
  • Cons: Can be painful for the dog while they train, considered punishment for the pet, and some types of fencing involves digging up the yard. 

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1Fe2pPe


Although Salt Lake may not have that large of a reputation for arts, it has a very diverse scene with all kinds of events sure to be enjoyable for everyone. Performing arts are a fantastic spectacle and wonderful exhibition of what people are capable of. It is inspiring and something that we should all collectively go to appreciate on a regular basis. Here are some of the awesome performing arts events in Salt Lake and surrounding areas for the rest of September.

42nd Street

  • September 22, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Broadway Across America/MagicSpace 
  • Venue: Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre 
  • Admission: To Be Announced
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

“Fall Season”

  • September 17, 2015 to September 19, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company 
  • Venue: Jeanne Wagner Theatre 
  • Admission: Single Ticket: $35 / day of show $40 Student/Senior: $15 ArtTix.org or call 801-355-ARTS
  • Visit Website
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Forever Plaid

  • August 27, 2015 to September 19, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The Grand Theatre 
  • Venue: SLCC Grand Theatre 
  • Admission: General Admission tickets are $20 with discounts available for seniors, military/veterans, students, and other groups.
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    Forever Plaid is presented “Backstage at The Grand”, an intimate black-box style presentation with limited, general seating Parking is FREE We are located inside Salt Lake Community college Doors open 30 minutes prior to the posted start time

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

The 39 Steps

  • September 12, 2015 to September 19, 2015 (Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: West Jordan Arts Council 
  • Venue: Old West Jordan Library 
  • Admission: $5-$8
  • Time:

    Door opens at 7 pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Utah’s Got Dance!

  • http://svcdn.simpleviewinc.com/v3/cache/default/54A6B90975255A9D18E1EE9AFA02A265.jpeg
  • September 19, 2015
  • Presented By: Draper Ampitheater 
  • Venue: Draper Amphitheater 
  • Admission: $8-$11
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    Doors open at 7:00 pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Classic Greek Theatre’s Production and Tour of Sophocles’ Electra

  • September 21, 2015
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities 
  • Venue: De Jong Concert Hall 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Westminster College Classical Greek Theatre Festival: Electra

  • September 21, 2015
  • Venue: De Jong Concert Hall 
  • Admission:
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    Free pre-performance lecture, 4:00 pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Classic Greek Theatre’s Production and Tour of Sophocles’ Electra

  • September 23, 2015
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities 
  • Venue: Weber State University – Wildcat Center 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Adult Public Technique Classes

  • September 17, 2015 to September 24, 2015 (Every Thursday) 
  • Presented By: Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company 
  • Venue: Smash Dance Academy 
  • Admission: $5 per class or $20 for a 5-class punch card, can pay with cash or card at the door
  • Visit Website
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

James Perry from Studio C

  • September 25, 2015
  • Presented By: ImprovBroadway 
  • Venue: ImprovBroadway 
  • Admission: Admission: $10 online or at-the-door One ticket per admission. Tickets are non-refundable and must be redeemed at the box office by 7:55 pm the night of the performance to ensure seating. Tickets not redeemed by 7:55 pm will be offered to customers in the standby line. Seating is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    Doors open at 7:30 PM

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Wit

  • September 10, 2015 to September 26, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Wasatch Theatre Company 
  • Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center 
  • Admission: $20/General Admission
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

American Idiot

  • September 18, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The University of Utah Department of Theatre 
  • Venue: Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance – The University of Utah 
  • Admission: $18/General Admission; $15/UofU Faculty, Staff, Seniors Age 60 and Over, Military and Their Immediate Families; $8.50/Other Students; Free/UofU Students with Arts Pass
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    Duration time may vary Please call (801)581-6448 for run times

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Classic Greek Theatre’s Production and Tour of Sophocles’ Electra

  • September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities 
  • Venue: Red Butte Garden
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

BRAVO! Series: National Dance Company Of Siberia

  • October 01, 2015
  • Presented By: BYU Arts 
  • Venue: De Jong Concert Hall 
  • Admission: To Be Announced
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Back to the Present

  • http://svcdn.simpleviewinc.com/v3/cache/default/E64AF876AA3D2E1C0213FF7106EF7142.jpeg
  • September 18, 2015 to October 03, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The Ziegfeld Theater 
  • Venue: The Ziegfeld Theater 
  • Admission: Adults: $15 in advance, $17 at the door Children/Students/Seniors: $12 in advance, $14 at the door
  • Visit Website
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Fiddler on the Roof

  • September 18, 2015 to October 03, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Pioneer Theatre Company 
  • Venue: Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre – University of Utah 
  • Admission: $40-$62
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

The Drowsy Chaperone

  • September 11, 2015 to October 03, 2015 (Every Monday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Empress Theatre 
  • Venue: Empress Theatre 
  • Admission: $10/Person
  • Time:

    Monday and Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:00pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Salem Witch Trials

A Midsummer’s Night Dream Ballet

  • http://svcdn.simpleviewinc.com/v3/cache/default/3ECE43B89F86823C2BF83C6159CD5BA7.jpeg
  • October 09, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts 
  • Venue: Covey Center for the Arts 
  • Admission: Contact Covey Center for the Arts for ticket info
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    House opens 30 minutes before production There will be a 10 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

An Ideal Husband

  • http://svcdn.simpleviewinc.com/v3/cache/default/FD7FBABF573032ADA99F5A1772D47939.jpeg
  • September 24, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts 
  • Venue: UVU Noorda Theatre 
  • Admission: General Audience: $12 Student, Faculty: $8
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    House opens 30 minutes before production begins There will be a 10 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Animal Farm

  • October 02, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The University of Utah Department of Theatre 
  • Venue: Babcock Theatre 
  • Admission:
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival Presents: Raphael Dance Emerge

  • October 10, 2015
  • Presented By: Imagine Ballet Theatre 
  • Venue: Peery’s Egyptian Theater 
  • Admission: $15.00 general admission $10.00 Student rate
  • Visit Website
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Salem Witch Trials

  • October 10, 2015
  • Presented By: Salty Dinner Theater 
  • Venue: The Old Spaghetti Factory 
  • Admission: $15/Adult, $8/Children
  • Visit Website
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Water Sings Blue

  • September 25, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: BYU Arts 
  • Venue: Margetts Arena Theatre 
  • Admission: To Be Announced
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS









Read more at: http://bit.ly/1Qi4Qkt

Be sure to stay vigilante of weather reports and stay off the road as much as possible because injury and death tolls are rising in Utah as a result of flash flooding. Many cars are being swept away. Several people are missing. Be sure to stay safe and keep your eye on the weather.

Flash flooding in southern Utah has killed at least 16 people since Monday night; four others remain missing. 

Twelve of those deaths are in the small Utah border community of Hildale after a flash flood swept through the town. A vehicle carrying three women and 13 children was swept away, and only three children survived. Washington County Emergency Services told The Weather Channel one person is still missing, and it is unclear whether the individual is an adult or child.

People rushed to the scene when the cars finally came to a stop downstream. What they saw was gruesome; dead bodies were strewn everywhere and the vehicles that once held them were crumpled and mangled, almost beyond recognition. But somehow, they found one boy who survived the ordeal, standing nearby.

“The little boy was standing there,” Yvonne Holm told the Associated Press. “He said, ‘Are you guys going to help me?'”

(MORE: Flash Flood Danger of Vehicles)

Some 20 miles to the north, the AP reported four people were killed by flash flooding in Zion National Park and three remain missing. Up to 1.89 inches of rain was measured in the park over the past two days as of Tuesday morning at an elevation of 5,741 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Officials have not yet released the identities of those killed or missing.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert expressed his sorrow in a statement, lamenting, “I join with other Utahns in mourning today the lives lost in two tragic incidents at Zion National Park and Hildale. Jeanette and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. I thank the first responders, volunteers and other officials involved in the recovery effort.” 

The situation in Hildale has shocked the community. Flooding started overnight and “obviously caught these people off guard,” Hildale assistant fire chief Kevin Barlow told The AP. “Witnesses say they were backing out of it trying to get away from it and it still swept them in.”

Enlarge

A vehicle rests in debris after a flash flood in Hildale, Utah. (Mark Lamont via AP) 

    Three people survived as the flash flooding washed the vehicles several hundred yards downstream about 5 p.m. MDT. One survivor was found downstream at a bank in town. One survivor remained hospitalized overnight, Washington County Emergency Services reported. Six of the deceased were located in Utah and two in Arizona, almost 2 1/2 miles downstream.

    In light of the tragedy, Herbert warned residents and tourists, “Today’s tragedy also serves as a reminder to residents and those visiting our state to take appropriate precautions and be aware of the factors that contribute to dangerous flash floods. This includes strong thunderstorms and intense rainfall that can take place over several hours or even just a few minutes.”

    Authorities say that around 150 people from county, state and federal agencies, 500 community volunteers, and six or seven search dogs are working at search and rescue efforts in Hildale and its sister town across the Arizona border, Colorado City. 

    Herbert released a statement Tuesday morning indicating that state officials are in close communication with local government and public safety officials in the affected area and offered the full resources of the state to the town of Hildale to aid with the search and rescue effort. The Utah National Guard has been mobilized and is expected to arrive late Tuesday afternoon, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, said at a press conference.

    Enlarge

    Zoom-in of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, highlighting Short Creek and the canyon northeast of Hildale.  (Google Earth)

      According to the NWS in Salt Lake City, the deadliest single flash flood on record in Utah prior to Monday’s event was an August 13, 1923 flood near Farmington, claiming seven lives. 

      The towns sit at the foot of picturesque red rock cliffs about 315 miles south of Salt Lake City. The floods came after heavy rains fell in the canyons just north of the towns, sending waves of water barreling through the streets.

      “This hit with a vengeance we haven’t seen for some time,” Barlow told NBC.

      The women and children were on a gravel road north of the towns, Barlow said. It appears they were coming back from a park in the area when the flash flood hit, he said.

      Read more at: http://wxch.nl/1Mp7oPR

      There are all kinds of fun places to go. This week, Ben Harper and The Innocents are coming to Salt Lake City at the Red Butte Garden. Ben Harper has been huge in music since the late nineties for his unique take on blues, folk, reggae, soul and funk/rock music. He really can take on any genre. He is a musician that had his first big gig at age 12 and has only continued to grow and expand his talent. 

      An Evening with Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

      • September 16, 2015
      • Presented By: Red Butte Garden
      • Venue: Red Butte Garden 
        300 Wakara Way
        Salt Lake City, UT 84108
      • Admission:$55/General Admission, $50/Members
      • Category: LIVE MUSIC & CONCERTS
      • Add to Trip Planner

      Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals are back-returning to the stage and the studio in 2015 after a seven-year hiatus-the last show they played together was a double encore set in Brazil in September 2008. Fans were ecstatic when the band announced plans for a reunion tour of North America and Europe-a mixture of intimate shows and headlining slots at Bonnaroo and other music festivals. The tour and forthcoming studio recording reunite Harper with The Innocent Criminals’ classic line-up: percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates and guitarist Michael Ward.

      Read more at: http://bit.ly/1FNblX0

      Want to see what Western Fence Company can do for you? Check out these photos from one of our latest projects. We stand by our work and are proud of the difference we can make in property value and appearance!

      There are many different reasons that a homeowner would want to build a fence. Whether it be to show property lines, to keep unwanted people or things out of yards or for aesthetic value to increase the price of the home upon sale. Whatever the reason, there are four tips that you should consider to help you choose the best fence for your needs that will stay with you for life.

      Tip 1: Be sure to come up with a clear reason for your fence. 
      If privacy is your main goal, then height will be a huge factor to consider when talking with your contractor. Figure out exactly what you want so that you can get the most out of the fence you decide to add to your home.
      Tip 2: Understand upkeep.
      If you want to spend little or no time maintaining your fence, then there are certain types of fences that won’t suit your needs. Be sure to be realistic about what kind of maintenance you are willing to do while storms and other weathering takes place. 
      Tip 3: Check with your HOA or city building codes.
      It is important that you do not spend a lot of time and money on  fence that you are going to end up having to take down because it is not aligned with what your HOA or city have stated in their rules. Save yourself the trouble and learn what is acceptable before you build.
      Tip 4: Choose the right contractor for the job.
      When it comes to fencing contractors, be sure that you have found a company that is reliable, experienced and able to communicate with you about your exact needs and how to realistically fulfill those needs. It is important to go for a company that does custom work because you shouldn’t be limited in this important investment for your home. Western Fence is the company for every job from vinyl to custom and even chain link fences. Be sure to call our friendly staff for a quote. 
      1-888-GET-FENCE
      Most people don’t realize just how much a fence can change the look of your front yard and your home. It can increase the value of your property as well as identify property lines and be a measure of safety. Fences can truly be works of art if you just add a little bit of imagination to this functional and beautiful fixture. Here are eight ideas to get you on the right track. Western Fence does beautiful custom work, so be sure to call if you need a new fence of almost any kind.

      Fencing plays a starring role in the home decor news these days. You’ll see weathered pickets or rugged fence boards ingeniously repurposed as living room wall art or headboards for the bedroom. But sometimes a fence is just a fence – not something to be recycled, but an actual structure that provides privacy, security, and shade to your yard. There’s no reason for this essential item to be boring, though. Here are 8 fences imaginatively decorated by Hometalk members. Try doing one of these projects yourself to delight the eye and perhaps add curb appeal to your home.

      1. Marble-Embellished Fence

      Here’s a whimsically embellished fence courtesy of Creating Really Awesome Free Things (C.R.A.F.T.). Her mom created the shiny decorations by drilling holes in wooden fencing and wielding a mallet to pound in a jillion children’s marbles. Who else loves the sparkle?

      2. Peek a Bark Fence

      A privacy fence will keep passersby from peeking in, but what if you have a four-footed somebody who wants to peek out? Joe L cut a hole in his board fence to let his beautiful Sheltie buddy Blaze watch what everyone was doing in the back field. The peek a bark hole is lined with plywood so Blaze’s fur doesn’t snag.

      3. DIY Repurposed Tin Can Hanging Planters

      Try this cheap and easy way to add charming pops of color to an uninspiring stretch of fence. NewlyWoodwards hung her fence with spray-painted tin cans full of flowers. Voila! Instant rustic planters that brighten up the landscape on a budget.

      Read more at: http://bit.ly/13HrAbh