Weekend Express: Utah's events planning guide

Published April 5, 2013 1:45 pm

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Rape Recovery Center's Yoga for Healing

The Rape Recovery Center will offer yoga classes as part of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Participate in a series of classes targeted at survivors of sexual violence but open to all. RSVP to Emily at 801-467-7282 extension 211 required. April 5, Male identified individuals only at 9 a.m.; April 12, Spanish speaking only for male at 9 a.m. for females at 10 a.m., and April 19 for female identified individuals at 9 a.m. When • Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m.- 12p.m.

Where • Rape Recovery Center, 2035 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Carve Your Own Wooden Spoon

Local woodworker and artist David Wolfgram will teach how to carve a wooden spoon. We'll gather wood from the Nature Center grounds, identify it, and start carving. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please pre-register at 801-621-7595 by Nov. 3. The class will be held Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.

When • Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where • Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden

Tickets • $12.00; $10 for ONC members. For ages 12+;

Baby Animal Days

The American West Heritage Center will hold its annual spring festival, Baby Animal Days. The event will feature baby bears from Bear World, brought to you by the USU Charter Credit Union, pony and train rides, wagon rides provided by Hardware Ranch, a candy cannon and, baby farm animals. Visit http://www.awhc.org for information.

When • Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Highway 89-91, Wellsville

Tickets • $8.00; *

Wildlife Dinner

The Midvalley Bible Church will host a Wildlife Dinner with David E. Harper, a paralyzed outdoorsman, as the keynote speaker. This dinner is only for men and boys. RSVP April 3, 2013 at 801-969-4298 or church2you@yahoo.com.

When • Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 S. 2700 West, Riverton

Tickets • Free but donations will be accepted;

Evangelical-LDS Debate

Christ Presbyterian Church will sponsor a debate on whether Mormons are Christians. Participants will be Jason Wallace, pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, and Martin Tanner, an LDS attorney who hosts KSL Radio's Religion Today. For more information, call 801-969-7948 or check out http://www.christpres.net.

When • Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Where • University of Utah Social & Behaviorial Science, 380 S. 1530 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Firefighters pancake breakfast at Sundance Mountain Resort

Sundance Mountain Resort presents a Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast to benefit the North Fork Fire Department. The event will be held at the Sundance Rehearsal Hall. Join us for breakfast and then enjoy one of the last days of the Ski Season at Sundance.

When • Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where • Sundance Mountain Resort, 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance

Tickets • Tickets are $8 in advance and $25 for a family of four. On the day of the breakfast tickets are $10. Tickets may be purchased at the Sundance ski ticket office at the base of the Resort.

Park City Follies

The much beloved, much anticipated, always sold-out, sometimes feared Park City Follies returns to the Egyptian Theatre. Visit parkcityshows.com for information.

When • Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $29-$50;holdmyticket.com/event/131899


Plan-B Theatre Company presents "Suffrage," the story of two sister wives and Utah's little-known place in history as the second state to give women the vote. Visit planbtheatre.org/tickets.htm for more information.

When • Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Must be 12 or older;bit.ly/JeyoC9

Share the Shred Video Awards Ceremony

Westminster College will present the third annual Share the Shred video contest awards ceremony, that benefits the Utah Avalanche Center. The award ceremony is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Outdoor Recreation Program and the Center for Civic Engagement at Westminster College.

When • Friday, April 5 from 8 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where • Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Bend-in-the-River Earth Day Volunteer Event

REI is pleased to support this Bend-in-the-River Earth Day Event along the Jordan River. Volunteers will be involved in planting projects, tackling invasive species, and trail building. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. Register at bennioncenter.org.

When • Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m.

Where • REI - Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Bee Keeping

Learn how to select, house, and manage bees as we look at hive components, costs, assembly, and location; use of a smoker; what to wear when working with bees; when to purchase bees; and from whom; how to install bees into the hive; and how to keep your bees healthy. To register or for more information, call 801-587-5433 or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

When • Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Where • University of Utah Continuing Education Annex, 1901 E. South Campus Dr, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $97.00; bit.ly/11uXLZb

Bulbs & Blooms Festival

Visit Red Butte Garden any time during the Bulbs & Blooms Festival to see a breathtaking, colorful array of 360,000 blooming bulbs. Visit redbuttegarden.org/bulbs_blooms_festival for information.

When • Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10.00; *Members are free;

Cabela's Ladies Day Out

Cabela's in Lehi will celebrate the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with Ladies Day Out. This bi-annual event encourages ladies to try out the latest outdoor apparel, camping gear, personal firearms and other supplies. The first 100 women to register at the store will receive a free gift. For a complete schedule of Ladies Day Out events, call 801-766-2500.

When • Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where • Cabela's, 2502 W. Cabela's Blvd., Lehi

Sam's Club National BBQ Tour

Meet barbecue expert, author of The Big Book of BBQ and media personality Troy Black as he shares barbecue tips on authentic pulled pork, ribs and brisket. Taste premium quality samples from Sam's Club and enjoy tips and giveaways from sponsors and pros for better barbecues. Visit http://www.samsclub.com/bbq for information.

When • Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Sam's Club Salt Lake, 1905 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Enhancing Your Life After 50

Enhancing Your Life After 50 is the theme of Salt Lake Community College's spring seminar, which will feature AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby discussing AARP's "Life Reimagined SM" initiative, helping people 50+ discover new ways to work, play, and grow by following their passions in life.

When • Saturday, April 6 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Community College Jordan Campus, 3491 W. Wights Fort Road, West Jordan

Tickets • $15.00; *$2 discount for donating gently used eyeglasses;

Mad Chef Dinner

Harmons City Creek will hold its 1960's themed Mad Chef Dinner. Dress to impress for a paired cocktail hour followed by a four-course meal with modernized favorites. Price includes cocktails and wine pairing. Discounted rate for groups of four or more. Call 801-428-0365 for information.

When • Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Harmons City Creek, 135 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $65.00; bit.ly/11IUViQ

Backpack Fitting with REI and Gregory

Enjoy a free drop-in session with the experts at REI to make sure you are setup properly for your upcoming spring and summer adventures. You can also try on this year's best new backpacks from your favorite brands. Visit http://www.rei.com/saltlakecity or call 801-486-2100 for information.

When • Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.- 2p.m., Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m.- 3p.m.

Where • REI - Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Shop with A Shoe Guru

Come into REI SLC for a free gait analysis and a shoe fitting with a Brooks fit expert. The gait analysis and shoe fitting is on a drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis in the footwear department.

When • Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.- 3p.m., Sunday, April 7 from 12 p.m.- 3p.m.

Where • REI - Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Cowboy Mouth

Good Company Theatre will present the production of Sam Shepard and Patti Smith's "Cowboy Mouth." An unapologetic tale of lust and rock 'n' roll written in response to dissolution of Smith and Shepard's own torrid affair in 1971, the one act play peers into the lives of would-be rock god Slim and his biggest fan Cavale. Tickets are available at goodcotheatre.com or at the door.

When • Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m.

Where • Good Company Theatre, 260 Historic 25th St., Ogden

Tickets • $10.00; $12 at the door;goodcotheatre.com

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Spotlight show • When the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain debuted in 1985, co-director George Hinchliffe thought "it would be a one-off performance at a pub." No chance. Today the orchestra, which includes eight musicians playing ukuleles in different registers, tours the world and offers charming humor in addition to music. "I don't think we make jokes at the expense of the music," Hinchliffe said in a recent telephone interview. "We're trying to [push] away all the pretentiousness. We want the show as enjoyable as possible." The ensemble has played recently in Norway, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. Their set list includes renditions of the musical score to "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K.," but re-imagined as if it had been written by Simon & Garfunkel. The group has never been to Utah, but co-director Kitty Lux's late uncle lived in Utah until his passing. And he, too, played the ukulele. Prior to the performance, Steve Butler from the Utah Ukulele Association will teach a free workshop for all skill levels. It begins at 6 p.m. in room 136.

When • Tonight, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, 1901 University Circle, Ogden

Tickets • $17 and $20, by calling 801-626-8500 or online at weberstatetickets.com

The Airborne Toxic Event

Spotlight show • The Los Angeles-based rock band will release its third album "Such Hot Blood" later this month, but fans can get a preview tonight at The Depot. When writing and recording the new album, frontman Mikel Jollett was inspired by Bruce Springsteen's earnestness and spirit. He interpreted The Boss' vision as you "hustle for your art," and that songs should stand for something. Jollet, a graduate of Stanford University, said he is the first person in his family to graduate from high school. He called himself a "scholarship kid" and never felt at ease with his classmates in Palo Alto, saying the school was full of prep-school grads who didn't speak the same language that he did. "I was a loser from a loser family," Jollett said, half-jesting.

When • Tonight at 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $19 for 21+, $21 for under-21, at SmithsTix



The underground rapper and producer has made a name for himself by collaborating with A$SAP Rocky and Juicy J. He stops in Salt Lake as part of his "BMW: Black Man's Wealth" tour.

When • Tonight at 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $13 advance, $15 day of; at 24Tix.com


This British band, led by J. Spaceman, is touring to promote its "Sweet Heart Sweet Light" album.

When • Tonight at 9 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $22 advance, $25 day of; at 24Tix.com

Local rock showcase

Utah's Samuel Smith Band, Pour Horse and the winner of the Gigg Contest perform.

When • Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 advance, $15 day of; at SmithsTix.com

Elephant Revival

This five-piece band from Colorado will perform its signature brand of folk.

When • Saturday, April 6 at 9 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $14 at thestateroom.com

The Rocket Summer

Instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Bryce Avary performs to support his 2012 album "Life Will Write the Words."

When • Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m.

Where • In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix.com

Warren G

One of the innovators of the G-funk era of West Coast rap.

When • Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.

Where • Club 366, 366 36th Street, Ogden

Tickets • $20 advance, $25 day of; at SmithsTix.com

Movies • Listings by Sean P. Means

Some familiar dinosaurs and some new demons arrive in movie theaters this weekend.

"Jurassic Park" returns, with a restored 3-D (and IMAX, where available) print that puts Steven Spielberg's dinosaurs in your lap. It's still as fun a movie as you remember it being, with super-cool effects, great pacing and a charming cast including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L. Jackson.

The horror remake "Evil Dead" is a hellacious movie, overflowing with bloodshed and gory set-ups that remind you what a hardcore horror movie can do. It hits the high spots of the 1981 Sam Raimi original, while also playing with the icons just enough to make it surprising. It's too gory for most audiences, but dedicated horror fans will love it.

Lastly, at the Broadway is the Romanian drama "Beyond the Hills," a wrenching drama about two orphanage roommates, Alina (Cristina Flutur) and Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), whose lives have taken different paths. Alina is now a mentally unstable barmaid in Germany, while Voichita has become a nun back home in rural Romania. When the two are reunited, and Alina bristles at the discipline of Voichita's monastery, things take a troubling turn. The drama (which won awards at last year's Cannes Film Festival for Christian Mungiu's screenplay and Flutur's and Stratan's performances) is a slow-building but intense look at good intentions gone horribly wrong.

Television • Listings by Scott D. Pierce

If you missed the premiere of the documentary "Linsanity" at the Sundance Film Festival in January — if you missed Jeremy Lin's appearance at one of the screenings — you can catch him on 60 Minutes (Sunday, 6 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2).

The Houston Rockets star and NBC commissioner David Stern talk about basketball and racism.

Friday on TV …

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The CEO of Fatburger goes under cover.

Happy Endings (7 and 7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Max hears gossip about Jane and Alex; Penny reaches out to her estranged father.

Fashion Star (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Contestants have to work in teams of two.

NBA (7 p.m. ROOT): New Orleans Hornets at Utah Jazz

Vegas (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Dixon falls for a Hollywood starlet.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A defense attorney tries to use Wesen wiles to overturn a murder case.

Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Music from Broadway musicals; music meant for dancing.

Touch (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jake uses the cipher to find Amelia.

Cult (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Stuart keeps trying to make friends with Roger.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2): A devout young woman is murdered.

Saturday on TV ...

NCAA men's basketball tournament: Louisville vs. Wichita State (4 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Michigan vs. Syracuse (6:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2)

MLS (5:30 p.m., NBCSN): Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids

Smash (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Liza Minnelli guest stars.

Arena Football (8 p.m., Ch. 14): Tampa Bay Storm at Utah Blaze

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): David and Bryan try to pick a name for the baby.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Melissa McCarthy hosts; Phoenix performs.

Sunday on TV ...

NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors

48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A newborn boy dies under unexplained circumstances.

Granite Flats (7 p.m., BYUtv): Premiere of drama series set in small-town Colorado in 1962 — and all is not what it seems at first.

Army Wives (7 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): Jackie's son reveals surprising news.

Mad Men (7, 9:08 and 11:16 p.m., AMC): In the two-hour season premiere, Don tackles a new campaign and Roger gets bad news.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In Part 2 of "Mr. Selfridge," Harry puts cosmetics at the front of the store.

The Client List (8 p.m., Lifetime): Riley's client is an 18-year-old virgin.

Game of Thrones (10 and 11 p.m., HBO): Shae asks Tyrion for a favor; Arya encounters the Brotherhood Without Banners.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Fiona's new gig could boost things for the Gallaghers. (Season finale)

House of Lies (11 p.m., Showtime): Marty puts his master plan into motion. (Season finale)

Californication (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Hank and Charlie (go through hell to get Atticus Fetch to the Greek on time. (Season finale)