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  • Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019 Season

    June 27 to October 12, 2019

    The Utah Shakespeare Festival is a destination theatre that presents life-affirming classical and contemporary plays and musicals, in rotating repertory, and interactive experiences. All of our work is intended to entertain, educate, and enrich regional and national audiences. 2019 Performances: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Macbeth Hamlet The Book of Will The Conclusion of Henry VI: Parts Two and Three Twelfth Night Every Brilliant Thing The Price The Greenshow

  • Pam Bowman and Jacqui Larsen: Things My Mother Tau

    • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM – September 08, 2019
    • Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT
    A new exhibition by two Utah artists focused on storytelling, memories, and the lessons we learn from our mothers.

    Our lives are filled with stories, positive and negative, humorous and heartbreaking. They live on in our memories, informing our daily routines and relationships, resurfacing from time to time as guides for what to do next—or what not to do. This exhibition focuses on what mothers teach us, both individually and collectively. In Pam Bowman’s installation, six story fragments from her life resonate universally as she addresses the formative issues of character development, individual purpose, and body image, as taught by her mother. These retellings in such items as trophies, resin grapes, and diet books explore how our experiences simultaneously shape us and teach us to shape ourselves. Jacqui Larsen’s paintings take a metaphoric look at the impossible charge of any guardian to stand as lookout for a child. Their task is to ferret out the danger and forge a path ahead, all while dispensing crucial advice: “Look both ways,” “Soap is cheap,” and “Never say never.”

  • Sunny Taylor "Intuitions" at Julie Nester Gallery

    Sunny Taylor's abstract paintings embody a built, almost sculptural aesthetic, with strong ties to architectural influences.

    Sunny's compositions and patterns are developed through meticulous, labor-intensive processes and spontaneous interactions with paint, color, texture and meaning. She creates an illusion of objects lying next to each other by layering acrylic paint and manipulating it with a squeegee, tape, sanding and glazing. The opening reception will be July 20, 6-8PM.

  • Animalia - Nature's Beauty and Diversity in Art

    • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM – September 01, 2019
    • Urban Arts Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT
    Urban Arts Gallery presents "Animalia", a collection of local art celebrating the diverse beauty of animal life on Earth.

    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France Throughout the month of August, the walls of Urban Arts Gallery will be adorned with art celebrating the diverse beauty of animal life on Earth. This exhibit features a large group of skilled and talented local artists, exploring the animal kingdom in a wide range of styles and techniques. The result is a fascinating, colorful, and inspiring collection of beautiful artwork for the whole family. Featured artists include: Alex Gregory, Alexander Hofstetter, Anna LittleWaterfall, Caitlin Hawker, Chad Crane, Charlotte Pili, Colin Gentry, Graham Rich, Halley Bruno, Heather Olsen, Jaime Reynolds, Jessica Douglas, Jessica Hawe, Justin Moore, Kandace Hardee, Kelly Wright, Kurt Beswick, Rosemarie Dunn, Ruchi Soni, Sarah Zilbershteyn, Thomas Burdett, Todd Powelson, and Vanessa Colunga. The exhibit will hang from August 6th to September 1st, with a gallery stroll reception on August 16th from 6-9pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Snowbasin's 2019 Blues, Brews & BBQ Concert Se

    • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM – September 08, 2019
    • Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, UT
    Free, live music and family fun every Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm.

    Snowbasin Resort releases the Blues, Brews & BBQ line-up with national and regional artists that will fill the mountain air with music every Sunday afternoon this summer starting June 9. Blues, Brews & BBQ is quickly becoming the most coveted free concert series in all of Utah and this year’s line-up will not disappoint. The free, live music rocks Earl’s Lodge patio and lawn every Sunday between 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm from June 9 – September 8. Three bands will perform each week, playing everything from blues to funk and Americana to rock-and-roll, offering a family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy. The 2019 Blues, Brews & BBQ concert series kicks off with Naughty Professor on June 9.  The fun continues all summer long with crowd favorites and powerhouse bands like Andy Frasco, Reckless Kelly, Keller Williams, Dead Winter Carpenters, Kris Lager, North Mississippi All-Stars and more. In addition to music, Earl’s Lodge is filled with favorite BBQ dishes, a wide array of other food items and a great selection of local beer on tap on Earl’s Patio. Spend the morning hiking or biking and enjoy the afternoon listening to free live music in the mountains. In addition, grab your friends and kids and test your skills at the new Wildflower Mini Golf Course.

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ Featuring The Harmed Brothe

    Free concert, delicious BBQ, and family fun every Sunday afternoon.

    Join us on the lawn at Earl’s Lodge on Sunday, August 18 for our Blues, Brews & BBQ Concert Series with Avenhart, Upstate, and The Harmed Brothers! Relax on the lawn with a blanket, have a beverage, and listen to some incredible FREE live music! Delicious BBQ lunch and other offerings are available in Earl’s Lodge are available as well as several local brews on tap. There are great family-friendly activities and games for the kids including a bungee jump, climbing wall, adventure course, playground and newest activity - The Wildflower Mini Golf Course. 12:15 pm: Avenhart 2:15 pm: Upstate 4:15 pm: The Harmed Brothers Share your photos using #snowbasinsummer! ***No outside food or beverage allowed in the music venue or the lodge. Utah State Law prohibits the possession and consumption of outside alcohol including beer & wine on premise. Bags may be subject to search at the music venue gate and any alcohol or outside food may be confiscated. Dogs are allowed in the music venue, but they must be on a leash at all times, and they must stay on the grassy areas. Dogs are never allowed in the lodges or on the patio, with the exception of service dogs. Umbrellas, shade tents, and chairs are allowed, but please be courteous of other guests. If you have a tent or umbrella, please set it up near the back of the venue and do not block other’s views. Low chairs welcome towards the front (cannot fit a basketball underneath) but if you have higher chairs, please move towards the back. About the Bands: The Harmed Brothers Nestled between the rolling farmland of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the impossibly tall trees further south, the gold and timber town of Cottage Grove has always drawn an eclectic mix of dreamers, drifters and prophets to its downtown Main Street. These days, they call it “indiegrass,” the rustic American musical blend that celebrates and chronicles the physical and emotional gauntlet the Harmed Brothers have always ridden, zigzagging endlessly in vans across the nation. It’s an inclusive sound, the melding of two unique voices adorned each night with the contributions of the many pickers, singers and songwriters the Brothers have encountered in their travels. It’s known as the “Harmed Family Roadshow,” and it’s as much a nightly happening as a sound in constant flux — from a jangly acoustic three-piece one night to a manic mariachi string band the next, a wall of rock-and-roll bombast at times giving way to the whispered incantations of two folk troubadours, often within the span of a single song. https://www.theharmedbrothers.com/  --- Upstate For Upstate, the last few years have been a time of profound exploration and self-discovery. As the band knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and even their name all underwent dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those changes have finally culminated in the sextet’s dazzling new album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll.Pulling from the greatest corners of american music, this group has the power to get feet moving with or without amplification. Like fresh-farmed vegetables, their music is as organic as it is good for you. From foot-stomping bass, highlighted by the slap of a cajon, to the familiar strums of the mandolin and guitar over a wailing saxophone – there’s so much going on instrumentally that when the harmonious lead vocalists chime in, the result is nothing short of a homegrown hurricane of sound. http://upstatelovesyou.com --- Avenhart Avenhart is a Denver-based indie folk band that combines powerful harmonies and honest lyrics with the warm and rich sound of a six-piece string band. Situated firmly on top are deep, rich lead vocals sung directly from the soul. Brought together by the music of Tony Rice and The Stanley Brothers, these six musicians set out to create original music that represents their own personal twist on folk and Americana. Using bluegrass instrumentation, they focus on intricate arrangements, warm harmonies, haunting melodies, heart-felt lyrics, and powerful vocals. https://www.avenhart.com

  • Remembrances: WWI & WWII

    • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 01:00 PM – September 14, 2019
    • Art at the Main in Salt Lake City, UT
    Art at the Main featured artist, Ann L O Galt August 13 - September 14

    This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the WWII Normandy invasion, D- Day. The 100th anniversary of WWI’s ending was celebrated in 2018. In 2016, I traveled to France, specifically to visit WWI memorials and battlegrounds in the Champagne region and WWII cemeteries and beaches in Normandy. In Champagne, I spent time in American cemeteries, walked in the forest of Belleau Wood, stayed on the Marne, visited towns such as Cha?teau-Thierry, the closest to Paris the Germans had marched in WWI. This was the war to end all wars. I toured the country roads of Normandy with a guide, Dale Booth, who told us stories about events, people, equipment, battles, terrain and the invasion. My father fought here and other locations in the European Theater. I think he was in Italy, also...19 years old... but I don’t know for sure. He never talked about the war, so I tried to imagine what it was like for him. How could I? This show is about how we commemorate, how we remember, and how we live today. I hope it will, not only educate and provide visual interest, but stimulate you, the viewer, to pause, find, and share your own stories. Thanks to all who served.

  • Saturday's Voyeur 2019

    Utah's favorite summer tradition returns for its 41st year of raucous fun!

    Oh my heck! Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht's annual send-up of all things Utah returns and no one is safe from their razor-sharp wit! Audiences can expect appearances from a once and (possibly) future presidential candidate, America's choir formerly known as you-know-what, a man who could have been the OG star of Sister Wives, and everyone's favorite practically (im)perfect British nanny--all on hand to pay a tongue-in-cheek tribute to this peculiar place we all call home. It's gonna be a flippin' good time!

  • The Book of Mormon

    • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 01:00 PM – August 25, 2019
    • The Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, UT

    The New York Times calls it “The Best Musical of this Century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the good word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

  • Utah Beer Festival 2019

    The 10th Annual Utah Beer Festival features over 200 beers and ciders to sample over this 2-day weekend event!  There will be over 50 local, regional and international varieties available, including dozens of high-point ABV options.  Beers are poured into 5 oz sample mugs and 12 oz cups. This event is strictly 21+ and will allow no minors. The festival does not allow pets.