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  • 4th Monday Scandinavian Dance

    Scandinavian Folk Dance: ballroom dancing "from the old country".

    Join the fun! At 4th Monday dance we enjoy easy Scandinavian folk dances. Beginners are welcome and instruction is provided. Scandinavian folk dancing is fun, social, and a wonderful, moderately strenuous, non-impact activity for all ages. Dances include group dances plus couples waltz, polka, schottische, and hambo. We teach one or two dances in detail. See website for more info. NOTE: Dances are 4th Monday of each month; we also meet 2nd Saturday.

  • Every Brilliant Thing

    Mom’s in the hospital. She’s “done something stupid.” So, you start a list of everything that’s brilliant and worth living for. #1. Ice cream. #2. Water fights. #3. Staying up past your bedtime. You leave it on her pillow, hoping. And you add to the list throughout your life. This funny and moving play is a tribute to resilience and hope—as it enlists you, the audience, to tell this heartfelt story.

  • West Coast Swing Classes & Social Dancing!

    • Monday, August 26, 2019 at 08:00 PM – September 23, 2019
    • DF Dance Studio in Salt Lake City, UT
    Spice up your Basics this fall with West Coast Swing class & social dancing.

    October is the best time to learn some West Coast Swing Tricks and moves! Burn some calories while learning Sugar Push & pass variations. Bonus! Stay from 9-10pm for dancing that is included in your class! Starts: Beginning of every month Every Thursday at 8pm-9pm and every Monday 8-9pm! Social Dancing after until 10 pm! No partner is required, and we'll rotate often throughout each class so you meet everyone. Learn this social dance & practice what you've learned! Info: 801.466.0490

  • The Book of Will

    Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have the world’s most memorable plays— and without his friends, we wouldn’t know he wrote them. After the Bard’s death, his fellow actors realize that the plays they love are being muddled and even lost; they know they need to publish a collection of his plays. Thus, they launch a seemingly impossible mission to print “the book” of his plays and save his legacy.

  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music, a classic that has become one of the world's most beloved musicals.

    Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music tells the tale of free-spirited Maria Rainer, a young postulant who leaves Nonnberg Abbey to serve as a governess for the Von Trapp children. Through her generosity and trusting persona, Maria transforms the strict household into one filled with laughter, joy, and music. Meanwhile, tensions are high in Austria on the brink of World War II, placing Maria and the Von Trapp family in grave danger as they must decide to either support the Nazi regime or risk their lives to follow their hearts. This final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein has become one of the world’s most beloved musicals, boasting some of your favorite songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

  • All Aboard!

    Come celebrate trains with the Springville Museum of Art! In conjunction with the State of Utah's Spike 150 project this family-friendly exhibition will showcase trains, railroads, workers, and passengers in Utah and American art.

    Springville Museum of Art invites you to "All Aboard!" an exhibition celebrating 150 years of the railroad in Utah. The exhibition will showcase artworks from our Permanent Collection, as well as selected works from BYU Museum of Art, the LDS Church History Museum, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts. It will be on display March 6th to September 21st, 2019 in our upper level Dee Pioneer Gallery. We hope that this exhibition will extend the statewide Spike150 celebration into Utah County and educate families about the impact of the railroad to our local communities. The gallery space will also include family-friendly activities to engage children of all ages.

  • International Art Quilt Exhibition and Layered Voi

    Brigham City Museum is presenting two quilt exhibitions, International Art Quilts and Layered Voices. This is Utah's premier quilt exhibition!

    Brigham City Museum of Art & History is presenting two quilt exhibitions simultaneously, International Art Quilts and Layered Voices from Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) on display June 22 through Aug. 31. Admission is free. The museum is located at 24 North 300 West. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, please phone 435-226-1439 or visit www.brighamcitymuseum.org.

  • 45th Annual Statewide Competition

    Bountiful Davis Art Center is pleased to announce the 45th Annual BDAC Statewide Competition, which showcases the best recent art in all media by artists who have lived in Utah.

    Bountiful Davis Art Center is pleased to announce the 45th Annual BDAC Statewide Competition, which showcases the best recent art in all media by artists who have lived in Utah. Our guest juror for 2019 is Casey Jex Smith, internationally exhibited artist and co-founder of art auction website uni-brow.com. As per tradition, juror Casey Jex Smith will select three winners for $1,175 in cash prizes. Reception August 2, 6 - 8 PM, Awards announced at 7 PM Exhibits on view: Aug 2 – Sept 14, 2019 Gallery Hours:  Tues - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM   Sat: noon - 5 PM  

  • A Woman Speaking to Women: Political Art of Nina A

    The Utah State University Museum of Anthropology hosts a traveling exhibition for the summer exploring the contributions of Nina Allender to the Women's Suffrage Movement.

    The Museum of Anthropology is proud and excited to host "A Woman Speaking to Women: Political Art of Nina Allender," a traveling exhibition curated by the National Women's Party, exploring Allender's contributions to the National Women's Party efforts for establishing women's suffrage in the United States. The exhibit displays a selection of 8 pieces from the work of Nina Allender, The Suffragist art director and chief cartoonist, and  includes The Suffragist reproductions and photographs. The exhibit will be available from June 10th through August 31st at the Museum of Anthropology, located on the Utah State University campus in Old Main, room 252. Join us for docent-led tours every Tuesday at 2 pm or visit the museum Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm and the first Saturday of the month 10 am - 2 pm.

  • 3SMITHS Exhibition & Artist Reception

    3SMITHS features artwork by Tony Smith and his sons Evan Smith and Willie Smith

    The exhibition opens July 12 and runs through September 6, with an artist reception July 19 from 6-9pm during Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. The exhibition is presented by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums at the Alice Gallery, located at the historic Glendinning Mansion at 617 East South Temple in Salt Lake City, which is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Like clockwork at 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Willie Smith, who has mild Down syndrome, accompanies his father Tony from their home in the Avenues to their West-side studio across the street from the Mormon-operated Welfare Square in Salt Lake City. Willie immediately goes to his drafting table placed next to his father’s and gets right to work—no distractions, intense concentration—while Tony cranks up the sound system and begins his own drawing. Using colored markers and pens, this father-and-son teamwork on individual projects and collaborate on others, often playing off each other’s effort. Recently, they’ve taken up the challenge of seeing how far they can push commercial coloring books and paint-by-number kits, with “number 42” being Tony’s favorite color. Results are fantastically satisfying to those few who have seen them, especially the collaboration pieces. And there began the idea for an exhibition by not only Tony and Willie but also Tony’s eldest son Evan who is chair of the art department at West High School. Evan comes by the studio, usually on Wednesday after classes, to join the collaborative fray. “There’s some great stuff going on when the three of us get together,” said Tony. “That is, if we can keep Willie from getting his hands on the fat black redacting marker.” The small viewing circle of their work will be greatly expanded while 3SMITHS is on exhibition at The Alice Gallery. The individual and collaborative work by Tony, Evan, and Willie is inventive, mostly humorous, and illustrates how it is not always a strength to “stay within the lines.”