A big week is in the offing. Let's look at the highlights:

The inaugural Salt Lake Design Week launches Monday with multiple events and an opening night party at The Leonardo featuring Pixels of Fury. What's that? Glad you asked. Shutterstock's Pixels of Fury is a live design contest performed in front of an audience with an audience cheering them on. Tickets are $10 for the general public and are available via www.sldesignweek.org. This looks like a fun, progressive week full of great ways to learn and advance the integral skill of design. What's not to like?

Also, Sunday night's concert from The Devil Makes Three was delayed until Monday night down at The State Room. The sold-out gig begins at 8 p.m. and Brown Bird are still the openers. However, if you can't use your tickets, e-mail The State Room at tsr@thestateroom.com. Hmm ... sounds like some tickets might be available on Monday. I'd keep my eye on TSR's website as well as my Twitter page for further info. Ra Ra Riot will bring their indie rock into the Urban Lounge on Monday night in what is likely the can't-miss show of the month for many folks. Tickets are still on sale at 24tix.org. New York's Yellow Ostrich and Delicate Steve are the openers. Check out Ra-Ra's video for "Dying is Fine," right here.


Also, on Wednesday, folk fans like me can get their fix when Ohio troubadour David Wilcox, pictured above, rolls in. Tickets remain on sale and start at $20. Check out Wilcox's sound below with the sad number, "Eye Of The Hurricane: