Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Jan. 15-21

Art to mark MLK Day, Suki Waterhouse sings, and ‘Bright Star’ takes the stage.

(Sub Pop Records) Model-turned-actor-turned-singer Suki Waterhouse is scheduled to perform Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at Soundwell in Salt Lake City.

January 16

A workshop on MLK Day

The creative agency What’s Ya Vibe is marking Monday’s official holiday to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by holding a family art workshop, called “What’s Ya Dream?” Families who attend can create their dream world using paint, pencils, markers and crafts. Teaching artist Shalandrea Houchen will guide families through yoga and empowering verbal affirmations. The workshop will take place at Urban Arts Gallery, 116 Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, in The Gateway. Admission is $11 per family, plus fees. Go to linktr.ee/whatsyavibe to find the link for tickets.

January 17

Suki Waterhouse sings

Suki Waterhouse has had many careers: Modeling from age 16, then acting — including roles in “The Bad Batch,” the Sundance Film Festival title “Assassination Nation” and the upcoming miniseries “Daisy Jones and the Six” — and co-creating an accessories brand, Pop & Suki. Last May, she released her first album as a pop singer, “I Can’t Let Go.” She’s supporting that album on a tour, which comes through Salt Lake City on Tuesday, starting at 8 p.m., at Soundwell, 149 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at soundwellslc.com.

January 20

‘Bright Star’ at the Eccles

The bluegrass-fueled Broadway musical “Bright Star” will get a one-night concert performance, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. The show, with a score by comedian/musician Steve Martin and pop singer Edie Brickell, tells of Alice Murphy, a literary editor who meets a young soldier just returned from World War II — a meeting that awakens her longing for the child she lost. The concert features Carmen Cusack, who originated the role of Alice on Broadway, along with Casey Elliott (from the singing trio Gentri), Kenzie Davis Kremlin, Nathan Kremlin and Hannah Thompson. Tickets available via arttix.org.

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