Plans for the weekend: Rocking with cellos
• The Utah Symphony performs Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3, tonight and Saturday at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter" Overture and Messiaen's "L'Ascension." Andrey Boreyko is guest conductor. Show starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets available at ArtTix.
• The State Room's Spring Ska & Reggae Bash featuring Natural Roots, 2-1/2 White Guys, The Sarah B Band and Show Me Island happens tonight at The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12, at the venue's website.
• Atlanta indie-rock band Manchester Orchestra performs Saturday at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $22 on the day of the show, at Smith's Tix or 24Tix.
• English indie-rock band Bombay Bicycle Club performs Saturday at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Royal Canoe. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 on the day of the show, at 24Tix.