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Entertainment rewind: A recap of weekend festivals, concerts and events

Published September 24, 2013 8:46 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

It was a busy weekend along the Wasatch Front, as some Utahns said a temporary farewell to a beloved rivalry and others went to the dogs. A recap:

Football rivalry • Thousands of college football fans watched from LaVell Edwards Stadium — or on television — as the University of Utah defeated Brigham Young University 20-13. This rivalry game had particular meaning as it will be the last time the Utah teams will meet until 2016. For the U. the win provides two full years of bragging rights. While at BYU, the loss will linger too long.

LGBT Pride in Provo • While Utah County may be one of the most conservative places in the United States, many residents weren't afraid to stand up for equality on Saturday during the first Provo Pride Festival. A celebration of the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered — community, the event also was a way to rally support for nondiscrimination laws in Utah.

Going to the dogs • The annual Strut Your Mutt dog walk pounced through Liberty Park, raising money to help stray pets.

Saving lives • Discovery Gateway: The Children's Museum of Utah held a grand opening for its expanded "Saving Lives from the Sky" exhibit. The museum's authentic Life Flight helicopter is now paired with a mock Primary Children's Medical Center Emergency Department. Up to 40 children can play together, coordinating a Life Flight launch, transporting patients to the emergency department and arranging treatment.

Musical Whodunit • Pioneer Theatre Company kicked off its 2013 season with the musical murder mystery "Something's Afoot." The comedy, which includes several Broadway-caliber singers and dancers, continues through Oct. 5.