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Weekend Express: 9 great events happening in Utah

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(Tribune file photo) This year's 20th Annual Llama Festival is Saturday at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jul 19 2013 11:11AM
Updated Jul 20, 2013 01:44PM

The Salt Lake Tribune’s entertainment staff is here to help you plan your weekend with our best picks in art, music, theatre and TV. Click here for more event listings, and find sports listings here.

Llamas • Fifty llamas from across the Utah Valley are expected at the Llama Festival at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. Vendors, music and weaving demonstrations will be there, too. Go to www.utahkrishnas.org for more.

WHERE • Krishna Temple, 311 W. 8500 South in Spanish Fork

WHEN • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20

TICKETS • Admission is $3 for adults; $1 for children

Lambs • It’s all about the mutton in the central Utah town of Fountain Green. Lamb Days begins there today and continues through Saturday with events such as mutton busting, fireworks and — the big event — lamb sandwiches. Go to http://sanpete.com/pages/lamb_days for more information.

WHERE • Locations throughout Fountain Green

WHEN • Today and Saturday, July 20

TICKETS • Most events are free

Rodeo • The big bull is the Days of ‘47 Rodeo, which runs out of the shoot today in Salt Lake City. Ogden’s rodeo rides this weekend, too. The west desert town of Hinckley rodeos today and Saturday while in the center of the state, Fairview bucks and ropes on Saturday. Click on the respective hyperlinks for more information.

WHERE » Salt Lake City, Ogden, Hinckley and Fairview

WHEN » See websites for more information.

TICKETS » See websites for more information.

Firefighter benefit • Firefighters in Cedar City will hold a benefit and memorial for Joe Thurston, a Utah native who was one of the 19 firefighters killed June 30 in a blaze in Arizona. This event includes raffle, live music, food and more.

WHERE • Main Street Park, 200 N. Main St. in Cedar City

WHEN • 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20

TICKETS • Admission is free, but donations will be accepted and T-shirts and food is for sale

Film Festival • Well, more like a bad musical festival. The Bicknell International Film Festival, which specializes in B-movies, focuses on musicals this year. Tonight’s opener is "Cannibal! The Musical." The lineup is every bit as good from there. There are other events around Bicknell and Torrey, too. Go to www.thebiff.org for more information.

WHERE » The Wayne Theater, 11 E. Main St. in Bicknell

WHEN » See websites for more information.

TICKETS » Single event tickets start at $8.

Music • Classical music meets folk rock when the Georgia-based duo Indigo Girls performs with the Utah Symphony. Keith Lockhart, Utah Symphony music director from 1998 to 2009, will conduct the concert. He also will lead the orchestra’s sold-out Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers concert tonight. Lockhart has been in Park City all week rehearsing for both shows and has enjoyed "being back in my old haunt," he said in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune. Lockhart said he worked with Martin when he appeared with the Boston Pops. But it will be the conductor’s first encounter with the Indigo Girls — Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The duo, whose last studio project was 2011’s "Beauty Queen Sister," are best remembered for their environmental activism as well as classic folk rock songs such as "Closer to Fine" and "Galileo." Ray also is a supporter of local radio station KRCL, which she immortalized in her solo song "SLC Radio."

When • Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City

Tickets • $37-$95 at Arttix.org

The alternative country band Son Volt just released its seventh studio album ,"Honky Tonk," an exploration of the inspirations that Jay Farrar has used ever since he was a founding member of alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo. Uncle Tupelo, of course, splintered, with Farrar going on to create Son Volt while Jeff Tweedy went on to found Wilco. Son Volt has remained the most "country" of those two bands, and when you ponder who has one of the greater voices in popular music, look no further than Farrar’s distinctive baritone.

When • Tonight at 9 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $23 at thestateroom.com

Television • o, it’s another season of Sister Wives (Sunday, 10 p.m., TLC), which begs the question — aren’t their 15 minutes of fame up yet?

Apparently not. In the season premiere, we’re going to hear all about how they’re trying to regain the closeness they had before they fled Utah for Nevada. Ho, hum.

LOCAL SPORTS ON TV: League-leading Real Salt Lake hosts Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer matchup (8 p.m. Saturday, Channel 4).

For more weekend TV highlights • Go to www.sltrib.com/blogs/tv

Movies • "The Conjuring" brings back old-fashioned scares, with a haunted house story that contains minimal gore but plenty of shocks and surprises. It stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and Lili Taylor, and is definitely not for the faint of heart.

For more weekend movie openings • Go to www.sltrib.com/blogs/moviecricket

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