Weekend Express: Snowshoeing, monster trucks and fire dancing
The Salt Lake TribuneFirst published Jan 31 2014 12:36PM
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.
East Canyon State Park Winterfest • Here’s your chance to try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and other activities. For more information, 801-829-6866 or stateparks.utah.gov/sites/stateparks.utah.gov/files/winterfest.pdf.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: East Canyon State Park, 5535 S. Highway 66, Morgan
Admission: $10 per vehicle (For half off, donate a lightly used or new childen’s coat.)
Chili Open Golf Classic and 5K/1K • In the last 20 years, the Rotary Club of Sugar House has raised more than $4 million for local charities through the Chili Open. In addition to the golf classic on the snowy fields of Wheeler Farm, participants can run/walk in the 5K, or 1K for children. More information, www.chiliopen.org.
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday 5K/1K; golf tee times vary
Where: Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, Murray
Admission: $15-$35 for the 5K/1K; $20 for a round of golf
21st Annual Hogle Zoo World of the Wild Art Show • More than 100 pieces of wildlife art will be on display and most will be available for sale with 30 percent of all sales going to the zoo to help continue its art programs. The show continues through March 16. More information, www.hoglezoo.org/events_experiences/annual_events/art_show/ or 801-584-1750.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Where: Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave.
Admission: Free with regular admission of $9.75 for adults, $7.75 for seniors (65 and older) and children age 3-12.
All Star Monster Truck Tour • Six of the biggest monster trucks in the nation will be competing. More information, www.allstarmonster.com/.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City
Vigor 5K/10K obstacle course run • Costumes are welcome for this race that involves climbing over walls, crawling, sledding and, of course, running. More information, www.vigorutah.com/project/vigor-winter-5k-10k-obstacle-course/.
When: 10 a.m., waves begin
Where: Wasatch Mountain State Park, 1281 Warm Springs Drive, Midway
Day-of registration: $55 for the 5K, $65 for the 10K
Fire and Ice Festival • An array of entertainment includes ice sculpting, reindeer, a fire knife Polynesian show and more. Canned goods donations will be accepted for the Food and Care Coalition. For more information, shopsatriverwoods.com/ or 801-802-8430.
When: 4-9 p.m. Saturday (fireworks at 8 p.m.)
Where: The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Suite 480, Provo
Crossroads of the West Gunshow • More information, www.crossroadsgunshows.com or 801-544-9125.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Where: South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy
Admission: $12 ages 13 and up