In Utah this week: ‘The Music Man’ and the (virtual) Craft Lake City DIY Festival

“The Music Man” will run at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem from Aug. 7-21. | Rachael Gibson

Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival is going online this weekend, ‘The Music Man’ opens at the SCERA in Orem, and other events happening in Utah this week

There are plenty of events — both live and online — going on across Utah. Here are some of the concerts, classes, drive-in movies and more that are happening this week.

Friday, Aug. 7

Concerts

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 p.m. — Electric Comedy.” Performance at Electric Theater Center in St. George.
  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Chad Prather. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Craig Bielik. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Alex Velluto. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7 p.m. — “K2: The Impossible Descent.” Film screening at Twilight Drive-In at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, hosted by Park City Film.
  • 9 p.m. — “The Big Lebowski.” Film screening at Twilight Drive-In at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, hosted by Park City Film.

Book Events

  • 11 a.m. — Nature Tales: “How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum.” Virtual storytime and activity from Stokes Nature Center in Logan.

Art Events

  • 6 p.m. — First Friday Art Stroll. Virtual art exhibitions and receptions in Ogden.
  • 6 p.m. — Opening Reception. New art exhibitions opening at Bountiful Davis Art Center. Can attend in-person or online.

Saturday, Aug. 8

Concerts

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Chad Prather. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Craig Bielik. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Alex Velluto. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

  • 8:45 p.m. — “Meru.” Film screening at Prospector Square in Park City, hosted by Park City Film.
  • 9 p.m. — “Palm Springs.” Film screening at Twilight Drive-In at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, hosted by Park City Film.

Book Events

Sunday, Aug. 9

Concerts

Getting Out

Monday, Aug. 10

Concerts

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7 p.m. — “Boys State.” Free virtual film screening hosted by the Utah Film Center.

Book Events

Art Events

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Concerts

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

Young Simba (voice of JD McCrary) in “The Lion King.” An outdoor screening of “The Lion King” will take place at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Aug. 12. Disney Enterprises Inc.
Young Simba (voice of JD McCrary) in “The Lion King.”
  • 9 p.m. — Movies on the Plaza: “The Lion King.” Free outdoor movie screening at the Olympic Plaza at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.
  • Dusk — “Avengers: Endgame.” Outdoor movie screening at SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem.

Art Events

Thursday, Aug. 13

Getting out

Book Events

  • 11 a.m. — Outside Storytime. Reading for kids ages 3-6 at Park City Library.
  • 11 a.m. — TKE Presents Online: Primo Gallanosa. Author and illustrator of “Hey, Who Made This Mess?” Virtual storytime and drawing demonstration hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Art Events

Ongoing Events

Getting Out

Theater

Opening Productions

Continuing Productions

Art Galleries

Opening Exhibitions

  • Bountiful Davis Art Center. “Rouge: Utah Women’s Voice” by various artists; “Locate” by Linnie Brown; “Mother: Landscape” by Kasey Lou Lindley; and “Utah Women Making History” by Brooke Smart, run through Sept. 19.

Live Exhibitions

  • Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques. “Only in Utah: A Celebration in Art” by various artists is currently on display.
  • Brigham City Museum of Art and History. “Evolving Perceptions” by various artists runs through Sept. 6.
  • Julie Nester Gallery. Summer Exhibition by Tor Archer and Chris Gwaltney runs through Sept. 5.
  • Modern West Fine Art. “Right Here Right Now” by various artists runs through Sept. 10.
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art. “Leviathan: Elegy for Ice” by Pete Froslie and “Our Natural World: An Exhibition of Brett Weston and Jumpstart Student Photographs” by various artists run through Aug. 29; “Find the Distance: A Jimmie F. Jones Retrospective” by Jim Jones runs through Sept. 12.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Contemplations: Highlights from the Spiritual and Religious Permanent Collection” by various artists runs through Dec. 12.
  • Terzian Galleries. “Upward Over the Mountain” by Sarah A. Peterson and Samuel Walker runs through Aug. 17.
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. “From Before to Now” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “Bandera Negra” by Regina Jose Galindo, “Boundaries” by Devin Harclerode, “Mapping It Out” by Jane Christensen and “Please Touch the Art,” by various artists are currently on display.

Virtual Exhibitions

  • Art at the Main. “Looking Skyward” by Brenda Brunello runs through Aug. 31.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. “A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in the Collection” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “John Henri Moser: Painting Utah Modern” by John Henri Moser runs through Oct. 10.
  • Chase Home Museum of Folk Arts. “The Grand Beehive: Utah’s Iconic Symbol” by various artists, “Traditional Textiles: Ties That Bind” by various artists, and “Work, Refined” by various artists are available to view online.
  • David Dee Fine Arts. “The Exquisite Art of the Woodblock Print” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Modern West Fine Arts. “Roots: A tribute to the original artists of Modern West” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Up Close and Far Away” by various artists runs through April 1, 2021.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. “Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints” by various artists is available to view online, or as a virtual tour at Vimeo.com.
  • Woodbury Art Museum. “Spirit and Form” by Jason P. Millward and Kevin Wellman is available to view online through Sept. 12.

Community Briefs

  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper is accepting donations to help “Feed the Fishes.” The aquarium was closed for 56 days from mid-March to mid-May due to COVID-19, and attendance is still limited because of local mandates. It costs $2 million each year to care for the 4,500 animals that live in the aquarium, including food, veterinary care, staffing and habitat maintenance. Those who are interested in donating to help provide care for the animals at the aquarium can do so at thelivingplanet.com/feed-the-fishes.
  • Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City is creating and selling face masks that are available to order online. The masks are form-fitted in different sizes and have ear loops and a holder for a filter. There are a variety of preselected prints and fabrics for the masks, but special requests and custom orders can also be accommodated, including large scale orders for companies and events. The masks are $15 each, plus $3 for shipping, although the price goes down with batched orders. For more information and to order a mask, visit pioneertheatre.org/masks-to-order.
  • The Salt Lake County Library is now allowing patrons to return to branches with the Inside Express service. The service is appointment-based and will be available at all Salt Lake County branches except for the Columbus branch. Patrons can enter the branch for 10 minutes to browse a limited selection of books and pick up holds. Computers, faxing, scanning and copying services are still not available. Inside Express is limited to two people per appointment and face coverings are required. For more information, visit slcolibrary.org.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and events are subject to change. To submit an event listing, email features@deseretnews.com.

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