Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Jan. 1-7

A hike around Antelope Island, pizza at a Rose Bowl watch party, and the music of video games.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising (7) sings the fight song with the team after the Ute's defeated the Stanford Cardinal, 42-7, in Pac-12 football action at Rice-Eccles Stadium, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. The Utes face Penn State in the Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2, 2023 — and the Megaplex Theatres will hold viewing parties at five locations.

January 1

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.

January 2

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.

January 3

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.

Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism.