Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, March 5-11

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, at The Gateway, Real Salt Lake at home, and ‘Rigoletto’ at the Capitol Theatre.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) An Irish flag flies during the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Salt Lake City. This year's edition of the parade is scheduled for March 11, 2023, going through The Gateway shopping center, with the siamsa celebration to follow.

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A sure sign of spring: The 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Siamsa, coming Saturday to The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. The parade starts at 11 a.m., starting at 600 West and 200 South, moving east on 200 South, turning north on Rio Grande Street through The Gateway, and ending on 50 North. That’s followed by the Siamsa (pronounced “SHAM-sah”), featuring Irish music, dance and food, in The Gateway’s main plaza (and indoors just north of the plaza), until 5 p.m. Go to the Hibernian Society of Utah’s website, irishinutah.com, for details.

March 11

RSL at home

After two games on the road, Real Salt Lake has its home opener against Austin FC, Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m., at America First Field, 9256 S. State St., Sandy. RSL won its season opener, with a come-from-behind 2-1 game against the Vancouver Whitecaps, and was scheduled this Saturday to play the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field. Tickets for this Saturday’s home opener are available at rsl.com.

March 11-19

‘Rigoletto’ at Utah Opera

Utah Opera launches a moody, introspective telling of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic “Rigoletto,” for five performances from March 11 to 19, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. The title character is jester to the lascivious Duke of Mantua, whose constant seduction of noblemen’s wives and daughters leads Count Monterone to cast a curse on the Duke and the jester — a curse that plays out when Rigoletto tries to keep his own daughter, Gilda, away from the Duke’s clutches. Saturday’s performance starts at 7:30 p.m.; subsequent performances are March 13 and 15 at 7 p.m.; March 17 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 19 at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to UtahOpera.org.