Red Butte Gardens and Wasatch Community Gardens will hold plant sales this month. Customers can purchase yard and garden plants including heirloom tomatoes and peppers.
Red Butte Garden • Friday, May 3, 1 to 8 p.m. for members; Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the public. Sale takes place at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Details at redbuttegarden.org/spring_plant_sale
Wasatch Community Gardens • Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Rowland Hall School parking lot, 720 S. Guardsman Way (1580 East), Salt Lake City. Details at wasatchgardens.org/events/plant-sale
Avenues Proper opens
The Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House opened last week at 376 E. 8th Avenue, in Salt Lake City. The restaurant, located in the building next to Hatch Family Chocolates, is currently serving dinner Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. Lunch and weekend brunch will be offered in the coming weeks. The menu includes $3 appetizers as well as small plates, salads and entrees priced from $14-$20. Specialties includes house-made sausage, Utah elk carpaccio, and hamburger made with grass-fed beef and Utah cheese. Wine, craft beers and cocktails available. Avenues Proper also is set up to brew beer in-house. For details call 801-828-5310
Tour de Brewtah's food truck finale
Registration for the Tour de Brewtah a bike tour of downtown pubs is closed. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the food truck finale at the Gallivan Center. Participating food trucks include: Better Burger, Lewis Bros., Island Hopper Grill, The Chow Truck and Wakipaki. Some 800 riders are registered to participate in this year's Star Wars-themed ride. Organizers expect to raise $10,000 to donate to the Homeless Youth Resource Center, Wasatch Community Gardens and The Sharing Place.
When • Saturday, May 4, 2 to 7 p.m.
Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
Cost • $5
Jaime Richardson, the blogger behind sophistimom.com, will be reading and signing her family craft and cookbook Celebrate Every Day: Recipes for Making the Most of Special Moments with Your Family."
When • Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m.
Where • King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City
Details • To get an autograph, you must purchase the book from King's English
Bitters and Bites
Tickets are still available for Bitters and Bites, a night of cocktails and appetizers, sponsored by SLC Bites. Guests will get to sample drinks made by local "mixologists" and food from Naked Fish, Mazza and Eva's Bakery.
When • Sunday, May 5, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City
Cost • $40; iheartslcbites.tumblr.com/events
Happy Monkey expanding
David McFate and Erin Atwater, owners of Happy Monkey Hummus, are celebrating the grand opening of their new 2,000-square-foot production facility with raffles, give-a-ways and tastings.
When • Monday, May 6, 11 p.m.-7 p.m. Ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.
Where • 3232 S. 400 East, Suite 1200, Salt Lake City
Cost • free