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Weekend Express: 11 Things to do in Utah

Published August 4, 2013 8:12 pm

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The Salt Lake Tribune's entertainment staff is here to help you plan your weekend with our best picks in art, music, theatre and TV. Click here for more event listings, and find sports listings here.

Arts Festival • Park City shows off its contribution to everything that tantalizes our senses with the Kimball Arts Festival. Go to http://www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org for a complete schedule.

WHERE • Locations throughout Park City

WHEN • Today through Sunday, Aug. 4

TICKETS • Prices vary. See http://www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org for more.

Raspberries • The Bear Lake town of Garden City holds its annual Raspberry Days Festival through Saturday. Find vendors, music and, oh yeah, those little berries. Go to http://www.gardencityut.us/rasberry-days-2011.htm for more information.

WHERE » Locations throughout Garden City

WHEN » continues through Saturday, Aug. 3


Gourmet food • Help fight hunger Sunday by purchasing a ticket to attend Taste of the Wasatch. Chefs from the finest restaurants in Utah will cook their specialties. Sip beer and wine, too. Go to http://www.tasteofthewasatch.org for more information.

WHERE • Solitude Mountain Resort, 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude

WHEN • Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4

TICKETS • Start at $90. Reserve at http://www.tasteofthewasatch.org

Climbing • The finals are today for some of the best climbers of the world as they scale and wall at the Olympic Park in Park City for the Psicobloc Master competition. With no cable or harness, climbers try to scale the 50-foot wall. Failing means splashing into the pool below.

WHERE • Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Parkway in Park City

WHEN • Finals are 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2

TICKETS • $20 for general admission, $35 pool side

Horseshoes • Did you know the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association's World Tournament has been underway in St. George since July 22? This is the final weekend. Get close. Seriously, you just need to get close.

WHERE » Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive in St George

WHEN » continues through Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Fairs and Rodeo • Emery, Morgan and Wasatch counties brings the rides, the music, the fried food and other attractions to their fairgrounds this weekend. Morgan County also has a rodeo this weekend. Go to http://morgancountyfair.org and to http://www.emerycounty.com/fair and to http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/fair for more information.

Music •

The Utah Symphony will perform with the multitalented Mandy Patinkin and his comrade Paul Ford on piano. Patinkin will sing a varied set that includes songs from some of his famous roles on Broadway (Georges Seurat in "Sunday in the Park with George" and Ché in the original Broadway production of "Evita") as well as other selections from The Great American Songbook. Ford is Patinkin's inspiration. "I wouldn't be here without Paul," he said. "He's like the Library of Congress. Talk about a dance partner."

When • Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City

Tickets • $32 lawn seats at ArtTix

The 61-year-old jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield and his quartet Überjam will co-headline a Red Butte Garden show with jazz explorers Medeski Martin & Wood. Because John Medeski has played on both of the Überjam albums, he will join in during part of Scofield's set. "We're buddies," Scofield said. "I really like his playing." "Überjam Deux" was released in July, 11 years after the first Überjam album. But that doesn't mean Scofield has been relaxing — he has put out seven albums since.

When • Sunday, 7 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $35 for garden members, $40 for others, at redbuttegarden.org

Movies •

Hitchcock • If you've only seen "Psycho" or "Rear Window," you only know a little of director Alfred Hitchock. A 15-film retrospective of his suspenseful work begins today in Salt Lake City. It continues through Sept. 5. Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means' offers a preview. For showtimes, go to: http://www.saltlakefilmsociety.org

When • Today through Sept. 5. For showtimes, go to: http://www.saltlakefilmsociety.org

Where • Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South in Salt Lake City

Tickets • $9.25 for evening shows, $6.25 for matinees

Bang, bang • In the mood for something newer? Read Means' review of the new action, buddy movie "2 Guns" staring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

Television •

If I tell you that The Discovery Channel is airing "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" (Sunday, 10 p.m.), that can mean only one thing. Yes — Shark Week is back. And it kicks off with this documentary in which some scientists postulate that a huge white shark could be a megalodon, which were thought to be extinct.


Real Salt Lake travels to Colorado to take on the Rapids and determine the winner of this year's Rocky Mountain Cup (Saturday, 7 p.m., Channel 4)

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