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Weekend Express: Dog sled races and human sled races, cowboy rendezvous

First Published Feb 28 2014 11:17AM      Last Updated Feb 28 2014 12:47 pm

(Jim Urquhart | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mady Phippen of the group Scimitar performs during Saturday's Meeting of the Tribes Belly Dancing Concert at the Masonic Temple in Salt Lake City. About 300 dancers and many spectators attended the event.

Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here.

7th Annual Urban Iditarod » This Iditarod is just like the real one in Alaska except there are no dogs or sleds and is only about 4 miles long. Humans race through downtown Salt Lake City in this version, pulling shopping carts and making rest stops along the way at local pubs and clubs. More information, https://www.facebook.com/events/217580958426775/.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Starts at 400 South and West Temple



Admission: Participation is free of charge

K9 Challenge Sled Dog Race » If humans pulling shopping carts isn’t your thing, you can watch real dog teams race at this event. Bring your own chairs. More information, k9challenge.squarespace.com/.

When: Racing starts 8:30 a.m. Saturday

Where: Middle Sinks area of Logan Canyon

Admission: Free

Diabetes Expo » Health screenings, workshops, cooking demonstrations and experts on preventing and managing diabetes. More information, bit.ly/1m6kLnH.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy

Admission: Free

13th Annual Belly Dance Spring Fest » This annual festival is the largest belly dancing festival in Utah with more than 400 dancers. Live music,vendors, food, tarot readings and more. Information, www.bellydancingbythia.com/springfest.html.

 

 

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