A hike to start the year
Start 2023 with a hike around Antelope Island. A 2.5-mile hike with the naturalist for Antelope Island State Park will start Sunday at 1 p.m. at the White Rock Bay Trailhead, along the bone road trail. The naturalist will talk about the recent and distant past of the Great Salt Lake, on a hike that is family friendly and OK for leashed dogs. Icy and muddy trail conditions are possible, but snowshoes will not be necessary, according to the park. The hike is free, but regular park entry fees apply.
A Rose Bowl party
Megaplex Theatres is celebrating the Utah Utes’ ascendancy to the 2023 Rose Bowl Game with a viewing party, starting Monday at 2:30 p.m. at five Megaplex locations: The Gateway, 400 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City; Valley Fair, 3601 S. 2400 West, West Valley City; Jordan Commons, 9335 S. State St., Sandy; The District, 3761 W. Parkway Plaza Dr., South Jordan; and Thanksgiving Point, 2935 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. A ticket to watch the Utes play the Penn State Nittany Lions will include a snack pack, with a Pizza Hut Express personal pizza and bottomless popcorn and fountain drinks. Tickets are $26.76, at megaplextheatres.com.
Symphonic game music
The Utah Symphony gets into game mode Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m., at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, with “Video Games Live” — a program of melodies familiar from video games. Music from “Final Fantasy,” “Metal Gear Solid,” “Kingdom Hearts,” “Overwatch,” “Okami,” “Undertale,” “Chrono Trigger,” “Chrono Cross,” “Shadow of the Colossus,” “Castlevania,” “Mass Effect,” “Street Fighter,” “The Last of Us” and more. Fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite video game characters, with a chance to win prizes from area game stores. Tickets available at utahsymphony.org.
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