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    Varies. Click “BUY TICKETS” to see all event options. Check out nowplayingutah.com's latest event category: Virtual Events. To promote the health of our community, many event organizers are embracing social distancing and moving their events online. Check out our newest category, updated daily with local events you can join from the comfort and safety of your home!

  • Up Close & Far Away

    April 22, 2020 - April 1, 2021

    Life as we know it has been put on hold. Many of us feel far away from the comfort and security of our regular routines — we’re up close to a new normal. We are all united in this unexpected opportunity to examine the aspects of our lives that we are distanced from and closer to. Up Close and Far Away invites Utah K-12 students to reflect on their own experiences, activities, and commitments while looking closer at relationships, places, and things in their current spaces.  As today’s challenging circumstances shape our worldviews, we can also look forward with hope to the future. This special online exhibition consists of submitted works from K-12 students across the state and their responses to COVID-19. Participate by viewing how Utah’s youth have coped with crisis and change.

  • Radio Slam - Online

    Four Utah playwrights began writing 10-minute radio plays for ages 12+ on April 16. Then, on April 24, four creative teams were randomly created. Each team had access to the expertise of the creative team that’s been creating radio drama together for over a decade (Matthew Ivan Bennett, Cheryl Ann Cluff, David Evanoff, Jay Perry) and rehearsed virtually, recorded all of the components in isolation by April 29, and then edited and finalized their piece with sound engineer to start airing  April 30 and May 1. You can stream them now with the Plan-B Theatre Company FREE App from Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - Monday, August 31, 2020. *** Elaine Jarvik’s MY EYES ARE CLOSED SO PLEASE DON’T TEXT ME Syd is stranded 100 (or possibly 500!) feet in the air. Now she’d give anything to hear the sound of a real person on the other end of her phone. Director: Morag Shepherd Actor: Kallie Filanda Sound Designer: Jennifer Jackson Jenny Kokai’s REACTING TO MYSELF IN AN APOCALYPSE!!!!! (Not Clickbait) (Gone Wrong) What happens when YouTube’s most famous, energetic, always-positive star meets the apocalypse? Director: Alicia Washington Actor: Darby Mest Sound Designer: Joe Payne Melissa Leilani Larson’s LITTLE KARL A harrowing true story about good fences and bad neighbors. Director: Mark Fossen Actor: Brenda Hattingh Sound Designer: Jessica Greenberg Jenifer Nii’s INFLUENCER An influencer gets more than she bargains for when she uncovers the secrets of a mysterious group living on the outskirts of town. Director: Alexandra Harbold Actor: Isabella Reeder Sound Designer: Joe Killian



    MARCH 24, 2020: We are postponing live performances, all movies in the Clarke Grand Theatre and all arts education classes until state guidelines tell us it is safe to congregate again. At that point, we will make further decisions on if and when rescheduling is possible. ***** Geared for adults with some dance experience who want to brush up on skills, prepare for auditions and/or just want to get great conditioning, and learn fun choreography. Each class will focus on different dance disciplines including contemporary, ballet, ballroom, jazz and hip hop taught with varying skills levels. These classes are judgement-free, so leave any worries at the door and be prepared to just dance for an hour!

  • American Folk Dance- Free Admission

    Come dance with us to fun fiddlin' music!

    American Folk Dance Saturday Nights, every 2nd and 4th Saturday 7-9 pm 1066 West 200 North, Provo Nice wood dance floor. Circle, reels, square, contra and folk dances! Come dance with us to fun fiddlin\' music! Instruction given for each dance, no experience necessary. Adults, singles and couples, welcome. FREE Admission!

  • Utah Cultural Sector Community Update

    • Monday, August 10, 2020 at 03:30 PM
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    Utah Cultural Sector Community Update | Monday, August 10, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
    This call, which will run 90 minutes, is a conversation about systemic racism in Utah’s cultural community. It will be the first in an ongoing series about inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

    This conversation is sponsored by MUSE magazine, a bi-annual publication of the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, and the department's cultural partners statewide. An edited transcript will be published in the magazine's Oct. 12 edition, which is available in the Sunday Deseret News, The Salt Lake Tribune, or by ordering here: bit.ly/OrderMuseSign up for MUSE emails


    A recording of the call will be available after the meeting at artsandmuseums.utah.gov/covid-19-cultural-resources/.

    Additional resources and a recording of the webinar can be found here.

    Utah Cultural Sector Partners
    Utah Department of Heritage & Arts
    Utah Division of Arts & Museums
    Utah Cultural Alliance
    Utah Humanities
    Utah Museums Association
    Local arts agency partners throughout the state of Utah

    PS: The COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey results can be found here.


    • Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM – September 03, 2020
    • SCERA Art Studios in Orem, UT

    MARCH 24, 2020: We are postponing live performances, all movies in the Clarke Grand Theatre and all arts education classes until state guidelines tell us it is safe to congregate again. At that point, we will make further decisions on if and when rescheduling is possible. ***** Join professional magician Jason Fun from Utah Valley Magic Academy, as kids are introduced to fun and original magic tricks and games that will boost their confidence and communication skills! Learn how to move objects with your mind, make a monkey appear and operate a time machine just to name a few. Students will learn different types of magic from dinner table tricks to big stage illusions, and discover the secret to becoming a true magician as each lesson reveals an important life skill. Each lesson comes with a custom magic prop, a magic top secret file folder, and a secret word to unlock bonus magic videos in the online video vault. On the last day of class, family and friends will join us for a Graduation Magic Show, where your student will graduate with their Blue Wand and Certificate of Advancement.

  • Food Truck Thursdays- CANCELLED

    • Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM – September 03, 2020
    • The Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, UT

    Taste some of SLC's eclectic food trucks all on Gallivan Ave. every Thursday from 11:00am-2:00pm!

  • Culture Conversation

    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 02:00 PM
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    A virtual gathering place to exchange ideas, concerns, and support. Held monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 2-3 pm these conversations are a chance to chat with your colleagues across the state.

    NowPlayingUtah.com has a new look! Join us for a tour of new features and learn how you can leverage the site in your own marketing efforts.

    Anyone who works in the cultural sector is welcome to join us. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


  • Bluebird Cafe Summer Concert Series 2020- CANCELLED

    • Friday, August 21, 2020 at 08:00 PM – August 29, 2020
    • Sundance Resort in Provo, UT

    The Bluebird Cafe Concert Series is postponed until summer of 2021. *** The Bluebird Cafe Concert Series features Nashville’s renowned singers, songwriters, and musicians. We’re pleased to partner with the original Bluebird Cafe to bring these talented artists to Sundance. July 10 & 11 Artists TBA July 17 & 18 Heather Morgan, Jon Nite August 21 & 22 Kelly Archer, Marc Beeson, Adam Hambrick August 28 & 29 Artists TBA