Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, September 4-10

A Broadway star in West Valley City, dozens of musicians in Park City, and tomato sandwiches.

(Jordan Strauss | Invision / Associated Press file photo) Actor-singer Ben Platt, shown here at the 2020 Grammy Awards, is scheduled to perform live Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. Pop duo Aly & AJ are the opening act.

September 6

Ben Platt at Maverik Center

Everyone agrees that Ben Platt is one talented singer and actor — having won the Tony for his lead performance in the musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” (We won’t talk about his reprisal of the role in the movie, after he had aged out of playing a teen.) Platt is on tour, performing pop and Broadway hits, with pop duo (and Disney Channel survivors) Aly & AJ opening the show. The “Reverie” tour lands Tuesday, Sept. 6, starting at 8 p.m., at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. Tickets are available at maverikcenter.com.”

September 7-10

Musicians gather for ‘Summit’

The Park City Song Summit isn’t the easiest thing to describe. Organizers call it an “anti-festival,” or a cross between a music festival and a series of TED Talks. What it is, for sure, is four days where more than 40 musical acts — including such legends as Mavis Staples, John Doe, Father John Misty and Josh Ritter — perform at night and talk in lab settings by day in eight Park City venues, from Wednesday, Sept. 7, to Saturday, Sept. 10. Tickets are scarce, with the labs and some concerts sold out. For more information, go to parkcitysongsummit.com.

September 10

Sandwich time

Wasatch Community Gardens is throwing its annual Tomato Sandwich Party on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the gardens’ Salt Lake City campus, 629 E. 800 South. People at the party can try tasty locally grown tomatoes, pesto made from local basil, as well as hummus and muhammara for vegan eaters. There also will be self-guided tours of the garden, and live music. The event is free to all. Go to wasatchgardens.org for details.

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