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Weekend Express: things to do in Utah on Pioneer Day and beyond


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WHEN » Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28; see link for more

TICKETS » State park admission fees may apply

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Memorial Run » Honor the memory of the nine men killed in the 2007 Crandall Canyon Mine disaster with 5K, 10K and half-marathon runs on Saturday. The course goes over the scenic byway near the mine. Go to http://mammothmarathons.org/crandall-canyon-memorial-run for more information.

WHERE » Meet at Huntington City Park, corner of Center and Main streets in Huntington

WHEN » 5:15 a.m. Saturday, July 27

TICKETS » Prices vary, see website

Peruvian Festival » Enjoy a taste of the country that’s been making contributions since the Inca Empire. There will be music, food and crafts. Go to www.facebook.com/Mega.Peruvian.Utah for more information.

WHERE » 600 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City


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WHEN » 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27

TICKETS » Free

Music » Aaron Lewis is most famous for being the frontman of metal band Staind, which has sold more than 15 million records in nearly 20 years of its existence. But if you show up in Wendover to see a version of Staind, prepare to be shocked. Lewis is touring in support of his passionate love affair with traditional country, illustrated on his first full-length solo record, "The Road." He said he inherited a love for the country of George Jones from his grandfather, and is finally able to show how much he appreciates the blood lines of his heroes. "There’s not much country left in the country world," Lewis said.

When » Friday, July 26, at 9 p.m.

Where » Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, Nevada

Tickets » $20 to $70 at https://wendoverfun.com/shows/

This the San Diego-based genre-bending band Slighty Stoopid’s seventh summer-long tour, with this year’s edition called the Kickin’ Up Dust Tour featuring Atmosphere, The Grouch and Eligh, as well. (Past tours have been dubbed names such as the Summer Haze Tour, Blazed and Confused Tour, and Legalize It Tour, giving you a hint about the collective’s subtle views on marijuana usage.) "The whole purpose of summer is to create a vibe for the fans," said Miles Doughty, guitarist, bassist and singer for the band that dabbles in reggae, dub, blues, folk in its own unique blender.

When » Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m.

Where » Saltair, 12408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna

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