Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, October 16-22

A jazz master comes to town, the Utah Jazz season begins, and the Farmers Market ends.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Downtown Farmers Market is scheduled to finish its 31st season, Saturday, Oct. 22, at Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City.

October 17

Branford Marsalis performs

The JazzSLC series continues on Monday, Oct. 17, with a concert by acclaimed jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis. In a career spanning four decades, Marsalis has earned three Grammys, and expanded jazz’s footprint in pop culture by performing with Sting on his “Dream of the Blue Turtles” album, being the bandleader on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” for three years, and composing music for a 2010 Broadway production of August Wilson’s “Fences.” Marsalis’ concert happens at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at ArtTix.org.

October 19

Utah Jazz start their season

Predictions are it’s going to be a tough season for the Utah Jazz, after a series of off-season trades that sent the team’s biggest stars to other NBA franchises, in exchange for draft picks that won’t be cashed in for awhile. What kind of team the Jazz will be this season? The answers will start forming as the regular season starts Wednesday, Oct. 19, with the Denver Nuggets visiting Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at VivintArena.com.

October 22

Last chance at the Farmers Market

Where has the time gone? Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market will have its final session for 2022, on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pioneer Park, at 350 W. 300 South. It will be the last chance to buy fresh produce directly from area farmers, as well as other food vendors, artists in the Art & Craft Market, and food trucks. The winter market will start up again on Nov. 12 at The Gateway, and will run on Saturdays through April 22.