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Weekend Express: 9 events happening in Utah

Published August 23, 2013 7:19 pm

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Disc golf • Fore! Or whatever disc golfers yell before they swing... er, throw. Solitude Mountain Resort is holding the 13th Annual Disc Golf Tournament this weekend. There are categories for amateurs and professionals. Yes, professional disc golfers. Go to http://tudg.org/monster-challenge/ftdetails for more information.

When • Today through Sunday, Aug. 25

Where • Solitude Mountain Resort, 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake County

Tickets • Entry fees start at $10

Porchfest • Seventy-one bands will play on 35 porches in the University Gardens Neighborhood of Salt Lake City. The local community council is organizing the event to promote the neighborhood and local music. Go to http://porchfestsaltlake.org for more information.

When • 1 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24

Where • University Gardens Neighborhood near 1200 E. 300 South in Salt Lake City

Tickets • free

Italian Festival • Have some great food and listen to some accordion music among other things to do at the St. Ambrose Parish Italian Festival in Salt Lake City. Go to http://www.italianinutah.com for more information.

When • Today through Saturday, Aug. 24

Where • 1929 S. 2300 East in Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Western Festival • Lots of television shows and westerns have been filmed in Kanab, and every August the southern Utah town capitalizes with its Western Legends Roundup. The event is a family festival among the redrocks. Go to http://www.westernlegendsroundup.com for more information.

When • Today through Saturday, Aug. 24

Where • Locations throughout Kanab

Tickets • Free

• MUSIC: Listings by David Burger

Matisyahu • If you haven't seen reggae-rapper Matisyahu for a while, you might be surprised by his clean-shaven face and wispy blond hair. It's a shocking change from his former look as a yarmulke-wearing, bespectacled man with a long dark beard. Matisyahu posted a beardless picture of himself on Twitter in December 2011. "No more Chassidic reggae superstar," he wrote on his website. "Sorry folks, all you get is me … no alias."

When • Tonight at 6:30

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $35 at SmithsTix

Jewel • The 39-year-old singer-songwriter — who was born in Payson, Utah — released her first greatest-hits album earlier this year. It traced her evolution from earnest folkie to pop starlet to country siren and back again. "It was neat to see the development over the years," said the yodeling soprano in a recent interview with The Tribune. Lucy Wainwright Roche opens.

When • Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where • Deer Valley, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City

Tickets • $40 for lawn seating at ecclescenter.org (reserved is sold out)

Fashion • The Runway at The Gateway is a fall fashion event that will feature clothing from local retailers and three emerging Utah designers: Nephi Garcia, Ghiselle Larusso and Arron Ibara. Guests can get free samples, styling tutorials and fashion tips before the show.

When • Saturday, Aug. 24; booths open 6 p.m.; fashion show, 7 p.m.

Where • The Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City

Cost • Free

After party • 9 p.m., The Urban Arts Gallery in The Gateway

Details • facebook.com/TheRunwaySLC; Twitter and Instagram: @TheRunwaySLC

Movies • The guys who made "Shaun of the Dead" — director/co-writer Edgar Wright, star/co-writer Simon Pegg and actor Nick Frost — are back for another run through genre fiction with "The World's End," a hilarious and sweet tale of former friends returning to their home town to re-create an epic pub crawl, only to find that their's something seriously amiss with the townspeople. Click here for a review, and also read an interview with Wright, Pegg and Frost. (Also read reviews of the week's other movies, including three movies from this year's Sundance Film Festival: the comedy "Austenland," the documentary "Blackfish" and the drama "The Spectacular Now.")

Television • It's time once again for the MTV Video Music Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., MTV, MTV2 and Logo), which are utterly meaningless but always have some cool performances and generally have some sort of (usually manufactured) controversy. Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars are scheduled to perform. And there's a rumor that 'N Sync will reunite.

When • Sunday at 7 p.m.

Channel • MTV, MTV2 and Logo

Local sports on TV • BYU hosts Cal State Fullerton in women's college soccer (Friday, 7 p.m., BYUtv); Real Salt Lake hosts the Columbus Crew in MLS play (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Channel 30).

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