Announcing Brunch for Bibliophiles: Contemporary Literature with UMOCA
Join us the second Sunday of each month at Finca (327 W. 200 South), for a book club and social hour hosted by UMOCA.
Finca will offer a mimosa and/or bloody mary special + a tortilla española at a special price exclusively for the book club. Membership in Brunch for Bibliophiles is free, but each person will be responsible for their own tab at Finca.
We will start at 10:30 sharp, but hope you’ll come by as early as 10:00 a.m. to get to know your fellow book club members.
The book selection for April is National Book Award Winner “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jessamyn Ward.
“A slamming, heartbreaker of a novel that is rendered with such stinging beauty and restrained emotion that despite the anguish taking place on the page, you won’t want it to end. For her third novel, National Book Award winning Jesmyn Ward, tells the story of Jojo, a young black Mississippi boy raised by his grandparents, who is forced to become a man far before he should because his mother is a drug addict, his father is in jail, and his baby sister needs a guardian. When Jojo’s dad is released from prison, Leonie packs Jojo and Kayla in the car, picks up her meth addled friend and drives north. What transpires is a nightmarish journey that weaves in and out of the present – Leonie’s meth induced highs, when she dreams of her dead brother who was killed by white hands decades ago, and the past — when a man named Ritchie served time alongside Jojo’s grandfather. Sing, Unburied, Sing shimmers with mythic southern memories to tell a story of the drugged and the damned and the fluttering promise of youth.” –Al Woodworth
It is available from local independent booksellers or the internet superstore of your choosing.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Cultural Interventions, a collection of out-of-museum cultural experiences.
Once again, UMOCA and the Utah Brewers Guild have teamed up to bring you the overwhelmingly popular Fluid Art, pairing Salt Lake City’s best craft beers with the most socially-conscious contemporary art in the state.
Inspire your palate with some of the best locally-made craft brews while simultaneously expanding your palette with the most culturally relevant contemporary art Utah has to offer. Each participating brewery chooses a unique artwork from UMOCA’s current exhibitions to pair with an equally unique beer. Sample 2-oz. pours from eight Utah breweries and, once you find your favorites, enjoy two 8-oz. pours of your new favorite brew for only $5 each.
21+ only. No babes-in-arms. All patrons require a ticket.