Weekend Express: The top 9 things happening in Utah
Published: June 8, 2013 10:56AM
Updated: June 8, 2013 04:50PM
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Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune The annual Ogden Arts Festival is June 7 and 8, 2013, at Union Station. Like in this photo from 2011, the free 2013 festival will feature works of local and regional artists, live music, exhibits and art activities for kids.

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Ogden Arts Festival • One weekend every June, Ogden opens Union Station to a mix of artists, exhibits and vendors. While you’re there, walk up 25th Street, the old bar district that’s added new shops and restaurants to the mix in recent years.

When • Friday, June 7, through Saturday, June 8

Where • Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

Tickets • Free

Pow Wow • You can’t know much Utah history without knowing about the Paiute Tribe. The Paiute Restoration Gathering & Pow Wow is this weekend in Cedar City with dancers, artifacts and other events to teach you about the Tribe and one of the first ways of life in Utah. Saturday includes a parade down Main Street.

When • Friday, June 7, through Saturday, June 8.

Where • 440 N. Paiute Drive in Cedar City.

Tickets • Free

Jersey Boys • This Tony-Award winning musical about The Four Seasons, one of the greatest successes in pop music history, makes its Utah debut this month. It’s overflowing with catchy tunes, of course, but the play also looks behind the band’s success to sample the simmering tension that came with it.

When • Through June 16, with evening and matinee performances.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $40-$125 by calling 801-355-ARTS or visiting www.arttix.org.

Salt Lake Modern Tour: Olympus Cove • Owners of four homes in this neighborhood nestled below iconic Mount Olympus will open their doors to showcase the best of midcentury modern design. The tour takes approximately two hours and tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of the tour.

When • Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where • Tour begins at the LDS Chapel, 4176 S. Adonis Drive (3960 East), Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $20 or $15 in advance (slmodern.org or 801-533-0858, ext. 101).

Utah Asian Festival • This daylong celebration of Eastern culture features performances, food, a ballroom dance contest, a literature contest music marking the Year of the Snake, and a children’s activity center with games and hands-on crafts and arts projects.

When • Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where • South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy.

Tickets • Free

Downtown Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market • Even if you are a market regular, you’ll find new products and vendors at this year’s edition, which is two hours longer than in the past. Fresh New York-style bagels, hand-made mozzarella and frozen pizza dough, lobster rolls, Utah-raised trout and fresh pasta are just some of the new foodstuffs that will be available.

When • Saturday, June 8, through Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West.

Tickets • Free

Utah Lake Festival • This family-centric event, now in its ninth year, offers activities designed to help people learn about and appreciate the ecosystem of this water and the recreational opportunities it offers. Activities include a sail boat regatta, games for kids, boat making demonstrations, storytelling, and boat tours. Also, visitors may check out fishing gear and bait for free, no license required.

When • Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • Utah Lake State Park, 4400 W. Center St., Provo.

Tickets • Free

Free Fishing Day • This annual event is an opportunity for any would-be angler to test the sport without a license. However, they must observe all other regulations as stated in Utah Fishing Guidebook. The guidebook is free at Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) offices and at fishing license agents. It can also be downloaded at the DWR’s website.

When • Saturday, June 8.

Where • Various ponds and lakes around Utah.

Tickets • Free

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival • Utah’s premier spot for stargazing hosts an annual event featuring a host of activities, including evening lectures, looking for sunspots with solar telescopes and workshops on building and launching model rockets.

When • Through Saturday, June 8.

Where • Bryce Canyon National Park, 270 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Tickets • Free, but tickets required for evening presentations, available at the visitors center.

Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games • Highland dancers, pipe band music, Scottish food and athletic competitions are part of this annual event.

When • Friday, June 7, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where • Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 801-768-2300

Cost • $15 for both days; $10 for students 12-18 and seniors 65 and older; children 11 and younger free; $8 for Saturday night concert only

Details • utahscots.org/

Television • Even if you’re not a big Broadway fan, the Tony Awards are always fun to watch. And host Neil Patrick Harris always makes an awards show better.

When • Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. (tape-delayed)

Channel • CBS/Channel 2

And don’t miss • The season finale of “Game of Thrones” (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO). Will there be a surprise to match last week’s massacre?

Sports on TV • On Saturday night, Real Salt Lake hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy (7:30 p.m., Channel 4).

For more weekend TV highlights • Go to www.sltrib.com/blogs/tv