Wiseguys Comedy fills Salt Lake City’s state-mandated laugh quota with its rotating schedule of local and national joke handlers. Upcoming appearances include rising comic Spencer King performing an atypical set of irreverent musings at Ogden on February 25 and 26. Equally all-ages-appropriate joke spinner Steve Soelberg, "not Kevin Bacon," steps up to the mic at Trolley Square on March 3, making audiences guffaw as hard as dentists’ trifecta of nitrous oxide, gum-tickling mouth feathers, and insistence on doing old Steve Martin routines during a fluoride treatment. Wiseguys recommends checking the comics out on YouTube to get a flavor for their acts before catching a show.
The factory-trained technicians and car therapists at the family-owned Young Buick GMC revitalize road warriors' wheels with maintenance services aimed at promoting longevity. The standard oil-change treatment tends to the health of engines, draining gunked up chambers before replenishing them with six quarts of fresh-churned motor butter, proven to improve vehicle efficiency and the taste of day-old pancakes. Doors and hood hinges are luxuriously lubed, and a fluid leveling and included inspection ensure that cars are ready for the open road. While waiting for your horseless carriage's spa visit to conclude, delve into Young’s selection of complimentary snacks and coffee, or use the shop's free WiFi to check your email for lice.
This season, the Utah Grizzlies, fearsome ECHL vets, take to the ice led by the slicing skates of captain Nick Tuzzolino, who, along with assistant captain Cody Lampl, helms the ruthless checks of the team's newly acquired defenseman. As the brawny lineup pressures the Condors' defenses, goalie Andrew Engelage attempts to keep pucks from sneaking into the net, which fills with monarch butterflies after every team victory. The Salt Lake Tribune analyzes coach Kevin Colley's new roster, musing, "more size and more talent…beyond just scoring more, the Grizzlies hope to flat-out intimidate opponents." Since 1994, the ECHL premier AA hockey team has sent 200 players up to the NHL, a statistic nearly as delectable as the fresh-cut shaved ice for sale rinkside.
Purse-onality's small, charming boutique boasts brand-name purses, tops, and sundresses, along with fun accessories for fashionistas seeking big-city style. Give displaced piranhas a new home within a seafoam-blue purse, or divide loose change evenly inside the functional and casual olive multizipper purse (most retail items range from around $20 to $100). Handbags and accessories from designers such as Nicole Lee, Big Buddha, and Melie Bianco can be easily acclimated into any wardrobe during any time of year, and Purse-onality's new arrivals afford patrons a stable of summer-friendly wares, from stylish sunglasses to sprightly, floral-pattern tops that make torsos more attractive to mating bees.
Fun N Motion welcomes pintsize adventurers with clean, safe attractions, with the unlimited day-pass granting limitless admission to the laser tag, the laser maze, the inflatables, and the interactive eyePlay games. Stretch and weave through the laser maze, where challengers try to avoid colorful streaks of light while onlookers watch from a dark-light display outside the maze. Sharp-shooters can aim beams of victory at unsuspecting opponents in the 2,400-square-foot laser-tag arena. Miniature knights climb up the 17-foot-tall bouncy castle to feel the breeze through their hair while gliding down the double slide lanes. Playful participants can test their footing at the eyePlay interactive floor displays, where merrymakers can play a game of virtual soccer, step on virtual firecrackers, or wait in line at the virtual DMV.
Academy West gives restless young Utahns a chance to expend excess energy in the form of choreographed dance, tumbling, cheer, or gymnastics classes. The adroit staff of CPR-certified safety gurus is composed of deft dancers and top-notch tumblers who teach thrilling routines to children craving more choreography in their lives. The 22,000-square-foot facility is packed with high-quality equipment and enough protective foam to swaddle a Herculean toddler attempting a triple aerial in place of his or her first steps.