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Weekend Express: Utah’s activity planning guide
First Published Oct 19 2012 11:29 am • Last Updated Oct 26 2012 05:15 pm

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.

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Pumpkin Regatta

The annual Utah Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta will be held. Captains of these 900- to 1,500-pound pumpkins will try to row their way into the middle of the park’s giant pond. Contact Kyle Fox, 801-319-9926 for information.

When » Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Where » Sugar House Park, 1300 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Craig Childs - Author

NPR Morning Edition commentator Craig Childs will read from his book "Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth." Visit www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival/2012/WasatchFront/TableChilds.html for information.

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When » Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Where » Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Hilary Wilkinson Exhibit

Charley Hafen Jewelers and Gallery will feature the paintings of Hilary Wilkinson. Her show "West By Southwest" is a series of eclectic mixed media paintings that combine different artistic styles. For information visit www.charleyhafen.com.

When » Friday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where » Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery, 1409 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Jim Kichas - Archivist

Archivist Jim Kichas will discuss the history of Utah’s involvement in the proposed MX missile system of the early 1980s.

When » Friday, Oct. 19

Where » Utah State Archives, 346 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Performing Dance Company Fall Season

The University of Utah Department of Modern Dance will present the Performing Dance Company in the Hayes Christensen Theatre. This concert features works from faculty members Juan Carlos Claudio, Pamela Geber, Satu Hummasti, Sharee Lane, and a piece by New York-based choreographer and guest artist John Beasant III. Visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/performing-dance-company-fall-season-2 for tickets.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 a.m.

Where » University of Utah - Marriott Center for Dance, 500 S. 1349 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $12.00; *University of Utah Faculty/Staff - $8; 2 for 1 tickets for Faculty/Staff with ID;bit.ly/R8CJH9

Sandy Art Show

The Sandy Arts Guild will present the annual Sandy Art Show. Artists from across the state will feature their original artwork in watercolor, oil, acrylic, clay art, sculpture and photography. This is a juried competition that offers participants the opportunity to publicly exhibit and sell their work as well as vie for cash prizes. For more information and to register to exhibit visit www.sandyarts.com/artshow or call 801-568-ARTS (2787).

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.,

Where » Sandy Senior Center, 9310 S. 1300 East, Sandy

Tickets » Free; Free;

Movable Books: Selections from the Rare Book Collections

The Movable Book Society, the J. Willard Marriott Library Book Arts Program, the Salt Lake Library, and the Utah Humanities Council are bringing pop-ups to Utah. Visit www.lib.utah.edu/collections/book-arts/book-arts-2012-calendar.php for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Hemolution Exhibit

The Utah Arts Festival Gallery will present "Hemolution" with Trevin Prince.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where » Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 S. 500 West #120, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Witch Displays

The witches have officially come out to play. Shop and see our hilarious display of plump, green-faced, wart-covered witches dressed to the nines in their most wacky and witchy attire: mismatched colors, floppy hats and frumpy bloomers. Bring the kids and the camera. Visit gardnervillage.com/events2.php?day=01&month=09&year=2012 for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

Where » Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets » Free

Nora Del Murdock and Alicia Jensen Art Exhibit

Nora Del Murdock and Alicia Jensen will display their artwork.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » Lamplight Art Gallery, 163 S. Main St., Bountiful

Tickets » Free

Foundations Art Exhibit

Bountiful/Davis Art Center will host the "Foundations: The Artists of the Bountiful/Davis Art Center (1997-2012)," exhibit, celebrating and saying goodbye to the building on Main Street and honoring former BDAC director Arley Curtz. Visit bdac.org for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Bountiful-Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main St., Bountiful

Tickets » Free

Utah Humanities Book Festival

The 15th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival takes place during Oct., National Book Month, throughout the state. Visit www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm to find events. For more information: Contact Michael McLane at 801-359-9670 x104 or McLane@utahhumanities.org.

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