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Weekend Express: Utah’s planning guide for the holiday weekend


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Gallery MAR will present a new exhibition by two female artists, both inspired by their travels and own distinct visions of The West. Mary Scrimgeour’s sketch-like oil and mixed media paintings present journal entries, whimsical iconography, and memories in a new and refreshing way, while Maura Allen’s serigraphs (from her own cowboy and ranch photography) typify the iconic Wild West.

When » Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

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Where » Gallery MAR, 436 Main St., Park City

Tickets » Free

Venessa Gromek Exhibit

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present a new exhibition in the Locals Only Gallery, "The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble" by Venessa Gromek. Drawing on notions of the sublime in both nature and design, Gromek’s "Tents" series addresses the intersection of the outdoor industry with the aesthetics of modern sculpture. Visit utahmoca.org for information.

When » Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free


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Weaving a Revolution

Art and culture come together in the exhibit, "Weaving a Revolution." The "Celebration of Contemporary Navajo Baskets" will feature more than 150 works of art created over the past 30 years by basket makers from the Monument Valley, Utah area. Visit nhmu.utah.edu/weaving-a-revolution or call 801-581-4303 for information.

When » Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Natural History Museum of Utah - Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $11.00; *Free Jan. 14, April 15;nhmu.utah.edu/weaving-a-revolution

Eric Lee Exhibit

Old Towne Gallery will present the artwork of Eric Lee. Lee’s work is back painted frameless glass paintings and functional art, a process he pioneered. The treatment has the additional benefit of creating an airtight backing.

When » Friday, Jan. 18 from 11:55 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11:55 a.m.- 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21 from 11:55 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Where » Old Towne Gallery, 580 Main , Park City

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

MLK Peace Through Pie Social

The Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts Gallery will hold its second annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Through Pie Social. Make or buy a favorite pie to share at the Gallery Stroll social.

When » Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 p.m.- 9p.m.

Where » Mestizo Coffee House, 631 W. North Temple St, Suite 700, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Mitzvah Day to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Religious school families and congregants from Congregation Kol Ami will participate in “Mitzvah Day,” a day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Projects include hygiene kits for the 4th Street Clinic and fleece blankets for Project Linus.

When » Sunday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where » Congregation Kol Ami, 245 E. 2760 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Martin Luther King Jr. March

Weber StateUniversity’s Center for Diversity and Unity, the Community Involvement Center and the NAACP of Ogden will host the annual “Martin Luther King Jr. March.” Following the march, participants are invited to WSU’s Shepherd Union Building for free bowling and billiards with their donation of canned goods.

When » Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m.

Where » Marshall White Park, 222 28th St., Ogden

Tickets » Free

Alex Boye - MLK Event

Alex Boye will be the speaker/performer for LDS Dems’ second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Weekend. Visit ldsdems.org for information.

When » Sunday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

Where » University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, 1645 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Westminster March & Service Project

Westminster College will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The program will be followed by a march through Sugar House and a service project benefiting the Cross Roads Urban Center.

When » Monday, January 21 from 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where » Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Prayer Service in Memory of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Granger Christian Church, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Iglesia Episcopal San Esteban and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invite the community to a program and worship service in memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guest speakers Daphne Gascot-Arias of the Disciples of Christ, and Linda Hilton of Crossroads Urban Center will reflect on what the Rev. Dr. King‚Äôs “Dream” might mean today.

When » Monday, January 21 at 2 p.m., Monday, January 21 at 2 p.m.

Where » Granger Christian Church, 3232 W. 4100 South, West Valley City

Tickets » Free

BYU MLK Event - Walk of Life

Multicultural Services at Brigham Young University is honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th anniversary of the “The Great March on Washington” with a processional from the Carillon Bell Tower, followed by a memorial program in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom with keynote speaker Cathy Stokes from 6-7 p.m. Visit multicultural.byu.edu for more information.

When » Monday, January 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Where » Brigham Young University Carillon Tower, North Campus Drive, Provo

Tickets » Free

Dr. Martin Luther King, Man of Peace Ceremonies

Impact of Southern Utah will present Dr. Martin Luther King, Man of Peace Ceremonies, with speakers Don Harwell and Robert Maloney. There will also be several musical presentations from surrounding elementary and junior high choirs and bands. For more information contact Ron Current at 435-275-2077.

When » Monday, January 21 at 6 p.m.

Where » St. George Tabernacle, Tabernacle and Main Street, Saint George

Tickets » Free



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