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  • Annie Get Your Gun

    Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for the dashing shooting ace, Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

  • Disney's Freaky Friday the Musical

    • Friday, October 04, 2019 at 07:30 PM – October 14, 2019
    • Sky View Auditorium in Smithfield, UT
    Four Seasons Theatre Company presents Disney's Freaky Friday the Musical

    When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. This new Disney musical is perfect for the entire family and sure to become a new audience favorite.

  • Disaster! The Musical

    • Friday, October 04, 2019 at 07:30 PM – October 18, 2019
    • Empress Theatre in Magna, UT
    A gambling nun, what else could you want?

    It's 1979, and New York's hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they've lost... or at least escape the killer rats.

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    A play within a play, based on an unfinished Dickens murder mystery, where the audience picks the killer at the end!

    This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit? Musical numbers include The Wage of Sin, Perfect Strangers, Both Sides of the Coin, Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead and Moonfall. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the play’s most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale!

  • Family 1st Saturdays

    Family 1st Saturdays are free, family-friendly events at the museum with hands-on activities that explore the field of anthropology.

    Join us each first Saturday of the month, from 10 am - 2 pm, where we explore the Museum of Anthropology's exhibits, archaeological and ethnographic collections, and cultures from around the world. Each month we feature a different theme and engage our visitors with activities that develop knowledge and insight curiosity. All events are free and open to all ages, free parking is located in the parking lot to the south of Old Main on the Utah State University campus.

  • Harvest Fest 2019

    FREE TO THE PUBLIC Starts at Noon till 5pm Live Entertainment All Afternoon. Kids Events, Wagon Rides & More!

    From Noon - 5pm • State Road Restaurant Opens At 11am Join Us For An Amazing Festival of Free Music, Food and Friends. LOCAL FOOD & DRINK • ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS • LOCAL CRAFTS • WAGON RIDES • LIVE MUSIC PERFORMING ARTISTS Shannon Runyon 12pm - 1:30pm - On The Outdoor Stage Snyderville Station 2pm - 3:15pm - On The Outdoor Stage Che Zuro & Wildflower Moon 3:45pm - 5pm - On The Outdoor Stage VENDORS INCLUDE Swaner Nature Preserve House 48 (jewelry) Milligrubs Crafts & Home Decor Artique (Arts and Crafts) Usborne Books (Books) 82 Degrees and Sunny (Bags & Accessories) Threadheads (Knitted Hats & Items) Pear Tree Llamas Loves Woolies High Country Fly Fishers Natural History Museum Summit County Power Works Friends of Kings Peak Jenna Lenz Photography

  • The Fremont String Quartet—Principal Musicians fro

    This exciting new string quartet is comprised of the principals of the Utah Symphony. Their first performance was at a brewery (!) as part of the Utah Symphony's Great American Road Trip in late 2017. The quartet's name is an homage to early inhabitants of Utah, who, nearly a thousand years ago, carved and painted exquisite images on desert rocks close to where the quartet made its debut.

  • A 3D Printed 6-String Violin Experience

    Experience the ingenuity of Classical Music + 3D Technology + Art

    Violinist Sean Riley needed a 6-string (instead of 4) electric violin in order to perform The Dharma at Big Sur by American Composer John Adams, but he could not afford one so what did he do? He 3D printed one in collaboration with engineer Daniel Goodwin and sculptor Rebecca Milton at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Come experience the ingenuity of classical music united with 3D printing technology and visual art in an extraordinary venue: Utah Museum of Fine Art’s G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall. Sean Riley will perform commissions and arrangements for the 3D printed 6-string electric violin along with Bartók, Sarasate, and Medtner in collaboration with pianist Farshad Zadeh.

    Guest artist residency made possible thanks to support from WESTAF and Utah Division of Arts & Museums OnStage in Utah grants.

  • Freestyle Session SLC

    Freestyle Session returns to Salt Lake City! We've got a new format for 2019 so get the squad together and be ready! 3 v 3 Breakin' Battle winners receive flights to FSS World Finals in San Diego and a Top 32 Spot.

    Freestyle Session returns to Salt Lake City! We've got a new format for 2019 so get the squad together and be ready! Winners receive flights to FSS World Finals in San Diego and a Top 32 Spot. [ SATURDAY: OCT 5 ] Gallivan Hall 239 Main St Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Doors 4 PM - 3 v 3 BBoy Battle: Prize: 3 flights to FSS World Finals + Top 32 Spot Judges: Tarzan, TBA, TBA - 1 v 1 Kids Battle: 15 and Under Prize: flight to FSS World Finals + Top 32 Spot Judges: The Diss, TBA, TBA Featuring: DJ QUANTUM, CA ( DjQuantum ) DJ NOSY-T, UT After Party: 10 PM - 1 AM we have lots in the works so keep checking back. We'll add details as we lock things down. Presented by: 1520 ARTS Powered by: Freestyle Session, Armory Hip Hop, Zoologic Empire

  • Knocked Loose @ The Complex

    • Saturday, October 05, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT
    S&S Presents Knocked Loose

    S&S Presents Knocked Loose Special Guests Rotting Out Candy SeeYouSpaceCowboy Doors: 6:00 PM For some it was all of the live energy, for others it may have been the massive sleeper success of their 2016 LP but whatever it may be, Knocked Loose’s arrival in the general public consciousness transcends metal and hardcore and into a new arena entirely. Due on August 23rd, 2019 via Pure Noise Records, A Different Shade of Blue is the mammoth and hotly anticipated follow-up to their 2016 debut, the head-turning Laugh Tracks. Recorded by producer Will Putney, the new LP was approached slower and more methodically than the band’s last smash effort, abandoning the previous “live in studio” recording approach for something more deliberate. Under Putney’s direction, the band cranked out twelve new tracks that deal with all manner of anger, especially loss in lieu of absence. Vocalist and lyricist Bryan Garris initially felt blocked heading into the studio but eventually found catharsis, as well as some of his most intensely personal lyrics to date. Forged on musical bonds built at an early age, Knocked Loose came together in the small yet relatively formidable hardcore / punk scene of the greater Louisville, KY area– the same that gave birth to bands ranging from Slint to Breather Resist to Endpoint to Coliseum. And though said scene was relatively strong, a lack of available bands, touring parties and scarcity of gigs forced diversity– mixing genres and challenging young ears with new ideas, approaches and styles. That diversity­ – death metal bands mingling with youth crew, screamo on the same bill as Am-Rep-style bands and on and on– created the basis of Knocked Loose musically and the genesis for their approach, an amalgam of heavy influences that never commits to any singular style but maintains a loyalty to the hardcore tradition. While A Different Shade of Blue reflects the diverse musical influences and backgrounds of Knocked Loose, it also ups the ante. On the new effort, the quintet come harder with a more fine-tuned approach toward songwriting, riffs that would make Trey Azagthoth blush and an added level of vein-bulging fury to tie it into one nasty package. Featuring guest vocals from Emma Boster of Dying Wish and Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, A Different Shade of Blue is not only a step forward for the band, but for hardcore as we know it. While some musical influences are easily identified–Pantera, Hatebreed, Obituary and more­– the band’s palette and canvas has expanded by leaps and bounds, incorporating Gothenburg-style death metal (At the Gates, early In Flames), slam metal (Devourment, Dying Fetus), blood-thirsty thrash (Sodom, Kreator), black metal (Craft) and the mind-boggling complexity of latter noisy hardcore like Snapcase and Bloodlet. Spanning twelve tracks, including the massive single “Mistakes Like Fractures” which reared its ugly head in April via 7” single, A Different Shade of Blue clocks in at a lean and mean 37 minutes, grabbing the listener by the throat from the jump and slowly tightening that grip for the duration. Knocked Loose is the obvious evolution to decades of bands like Integrity, Disembodied, Botch and others– total and complete integration between metal and hardcore into a singular, seamless entity. Since its inception, hardcore has evolved from the germ of “Slayer actually has punk parts” to crossover to the addition of everything from death metal to rap to shoegaze. Knocked Loose is the proverbial fish walking on land– the end of the evolution, and possibly the apex of the metallic hardcore punk movement thus far. Ably combining the teeth-clenching hatred of a hardcore band with the unmitigated technicality and ferocity of metal, Knocked Loose have conceived state of the art hatred– a true melting pot of ideas that combines pit-ready riffs, memorable songwriting and deviously clandestine melody into a boiling-over pot of vitriol. Since 2016’s Laugh Tracks, Knocked Loose, comprised of the young Cole Crutchfield (rhythm guitar), Bryan Garris (vocals), Isaac Hale (lead guitar), Kevin Otten (bass) and Kevin Kaine (drums), have taken a huge leap, moving from upstart hardcore-influenced favorites to bonafide key figures of the genre. Their debut offering was a revelation, taking the world by storm and establishing the band as a major force within metal, hardcore and beyond. Following the well received effort, Knocked Loose hit the road and hard. The band is quick to single out turning point tours such as Warped Tour 2017, a stellar showing at This is Hardcore 2018, headlining gigs over the legendary Terror and Australia/Japan tours as crucial to their growth, and while that may be partially true, the real key component to their success lies beneath all of that– a strong attention to excellent songwriting and a near-undying work ethic. Knocked Loose have doubly proven their ability to write a cohesive and compelling record, and the band is looking forward to proving themselves yet again at live gigs across the globe, fan by fan. It’s this single-minded, borderline-stubborn attitude to take the songs directly to the people that has driven this band from the get-go.