Weekend Express: 11 Things to do in Utah
WHERE • Locations throughout Park City
WHEN • Today through Sunday, Aug. 4
TICKETS • Prices vary. See http://www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org for more.
Raspberries • The Bear Lake town of Garden City holds its annual Raspberry Days Festival through Saturday. Find vendors, music and, oh yeah, those little berries. Go to http://www.gardencityut.us/rasberry-days-2011.htm for more information.
WHERE Â» Locations throughout Garden City
WHEN Â» continues through Saturday, Aug. 3
TICKETS Â» Free
Gourmet food • Help fight hunger Sunday by purchasing a ticket to attend Taste of the Wasatch. Chefs from the finest restaurants in Utah will cook their specialties. Sip beer and wine, too. Go to http://www.tasteofthewasatch.org for more information.
WHERE • Solitude Mountain Resort, 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude
WHEN • Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4
TICKETS • Start at $90. Reserve at http://www.tasteofthewasatch.org
Climbing • The finals are today for some of the best climbers of the world as they scale and wall at the Olympic Park in Park City for the Psicobloc Master competition. With no cable or harness, climbers try to scale the 50-foot wall. Failing means splashing into the pool below.
WHERE • Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Parkway in Park City
WHEN • Finals are 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2
TICKETS • $20 for general admission, $35 pool side
Horseshoes • Did you know the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association's World Tournament has been underway in St. George since July 22? This is the final weekend. Get close. Seriously, you just need to get close.
WHERE Â» Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive in St George
WHEN Â» continues through Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
TICKETS Â» Free
Fairs and Rodeo • Emery, Morgan and Wasatch counties brings the rides, the music, the fried food and other attractions to their fairgrounds this weekend. Morgan County also has a rodeo this weekend. Go to http://morgancountyfair.org and to http://www.emerycounty.com/fair and to http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/fair for more information.
The Utah Symphony will perform with the multitalented Mandy Patinkin and his comrade Paul Ford on piano. Patinkin will sing a varied set that includes songs from some of his famous roles on Broadway (Georges Seurat in "Sunday in the Park with George" and ChÃ© in the original Broadway production of "Evita") as well as other selections from The Great American Songbook. Ford is Patinkin's inspiration. "I wouldn't be here without Paul," he said. "He's like the Library of Congress. Talk about a dance partner."
When • Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where • Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City
Tickets • $32 lawn seats at ArtTix
The 61-year-old jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield and his quartet Ãberjam will co-headline a Red Butte Garden show with jazz explorers Medeski Martin & Wood. Because John Medeski has played on both of the Ãberjam albums, he will join in during part of Scofield's set. "We're buddies," Scofield said. "I really like his playing." "Ãberjam Deux" was released in July, 11 years after the first Ãberjam album. But that doesn't mean Scofield has been relaxing he has put out seven albums since.
When • Sunday, 7 p.m.
Where • Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $35 for garden members, $40 for others, at redbuttegarden.org
Hitchcock • If you've only seen "Psycho" or "Rear Window," you only know a little of director Alfred Hitchock. A 15-film retrospective of his suspenseful work begins today in Salt Lake City. It continues through Sept. 5. Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means' offers a preview. For showtimes, go to: http://www.saltlakefilmsociety.org
When • Today through Sept. 5. For showtimes, go to: http://www.saltlakefilmsociety.org
Where • Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South in Salt Lake City
Tickets • $9.25 for evening shows, $6.25 for matinees
Bang, bang • In the mood for something newer? Read Means' review of the new action, buddy movie "2 Guns" staring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.
If I tell you that The Discovery Channel is airing "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" (Sunday, 10 p.m.), that can mean only one thing. Yes Shark Week is back. And it kicks off with this documentary in which some scientists postulate that a huge white shark could be a megalodon, which were thought to be extinct.
LOCAL SPORTS ON TV:
Real Salt Lake travels to Colorado to take on the Rapids and determine the winner of this year's Rocky Mountain Cup (Saturday, 7 p.m., Channel 4)
For more weekend TV highlights • Go to http://www.sltrib.com/blogs/tv
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