Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Check back for another to check off your list.

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It turns out the true alternative nexus, the cutting-edge of music in the Beehive . . .  is in Utah County. Corey Fox’s Velour hosts open mic nights, roots rock, indie, alt-pop and local bands—all new and local music you’ve probably never heard. Yet.

135 North University Ave., Provo, 801-818-2263,

Upcoming shows:

March 13: Coin In the Sea CD release, Nate Noble, John Lane, The Sash (indie-folk)

March 14: Cory Mon CD release with Wes Kirkpatrick (Chicago), Jessica Bassett (roots-rock)

March 15: Westward the Tide CD release with Luna Lune, Young & Old (Americana)

Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:

Sign Up for Family Camp

Go to RDT's Charette

Get a drink at High West

Ski Brian Head, Utah's highest-elevation resort

Browse Park City's art galleries

Camp Out in a Yurt

Volunteer with Best Friends

Sleigh ride to the Viking Yurt

See the Twilight Concert Series

Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's

See a play at Pioneer Theatre

Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park

Visit Red Butte Garden

Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut

Get tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con

Hike Delicate Arch

Go on a parade of homes

Run in the Mud

Go to Oktoberfest at Snowbird

Visit Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

Go on Park City Ghost Tours

Get scared at a haunted house

Find anscestors at the Family History Library