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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, September 11-17

A sharp political comic, a concert to aid domestic violence survivors, and a weekend of hot-air balloons.

(truTV) Comedian Hari Kondabolu, seen here in his 2017 documentary “The Problem with Apu,” will perform his stand-up at Wiseguys Comedy Club in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

September 13

Comedy with a political edge

Hari Kondabolu has done all the things a successful stand-up comedian does: A Netflix special (“Warn Your Relatives”), sets on late-night TV, appearances as a panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me.” He’s also changed the entertainment world with his 2017 documentary, “The Problem With Apu,” which called out the racial issues with the convenience-store clerk character on “The Simpsons.” Kondabolu, known for his political comedy, will perform Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Wiseguys Comedy Club, 194 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $20, at wiseguyscomedy.com; must be 21 or older to attend.

September 17

Standing against domestic violence

Louder Together: A Benefit Concert for Utah Survivors is, as the name says, a fundraiser for two Utah nonprofits — Fight Against Domestic Violence and the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition — working to help survivors of domestic violence and raise awareness of the problem. The concert is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 S. 800 West, Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City blues musician, radio personality and activist Talia Keys and her band, The Love, will headline. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased at fadv.org.

September 17-18

Up in a balloon

The annual Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, in Park City. The event is schedule to feature 18 hot air balloons, taking off from the North 40 Fields, 2530 Kearns Blvd., Park City, both days starting at approximately 8 a.m. On Saturday at 8 p.m., on Park City’s historic Main Street, there’s a “candlestick event,” with eight balloon baskets, and pilots treating spectators to a visual display of their balloon burners, set to music from DJ Hitman. All the Autumn Aloft events are free to the public.

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