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(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Nihom Matsuri Japan Festival is Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Salt Lake City. In this photo from the 2012 festival, Li Vincent makes photos of the Kimono contest while "NoFace" a character from the Hayao Miyazaki animated Japanese movie "Spirited Away" watches at left.
Weekend Express: Utah’s events planning guide
First Published Apr 26 2013 02:39 pm • Last Updated Jun 28 2013 07:30 am

We’re here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here.

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Utah Bike Summit

The fifth annual Utah Bike Summit will gather citizens, riders, cycling advocates and representatives from some of the world’s biggest bike brands to discuss, plan and promote the progress being made for two-wheeled transportation on the roads and trails of the Beehive State. Register at www.utahbikes.org/BikeSummit. Visit utahbikes.org/Resources/Pictures/2013%20 program%20v2.jpg for a schedule.

When » Friday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Where » University of Utah Guest House, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd., University Of Utah

Tickets » www.utahbikes.org/BikeSummit

Nihon Matsuri Japan Festival


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The Nihon Matsuri Japan Festival will share Japanese culture and traditions with Utah communities through unique activities and entertainment for all ages. The festival will welcome Kauakilihune Hawaiian Dancing Troupe as the guest artist. The festival features tea ceremonies, Anime, Japanese dance, martial arts demonstrations, Taiko drumming, kimono fashion show, food and Japanese-American history exhibits. For additional information visit nihonmatsuri.com.

When » Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Japanese Church of Christ, 268 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Dirty Girl Mud Run

The Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run welcomes women of all ages and athletic abilities, and challenges women to break from their routine for a day, get out of their comfort zones, get dirty, and accomplish something brand new. A portion of the proceeds goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Cancer survivors run for free. Visit www.godirtygirl.com for information.

When » Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where » Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane, Tooele

Tickets » $75.00; Must be 14 and older;bit.ly/1647WDk

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