Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, April 2-8

An expert on places most people don’t go, a film on birds and pollution, and Gladys Knight at the Eccles.

(HBO Documentary Films) Black kites fly around Delhi in the documentary "All That Breathes," directed by Shaunak Sen, which is scheduled to screen Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at the City Library auditorium in Salt Lake City.

April 4

A guide to ‘Dangerous Places’

Ella Al-Shamahi knows about Neanderthals, caves, and going places the rest of us would think twice about visiting, like Iraq, Yemen, and a few locations she’s not at liberty to discuss. The paleoanthropologist, evolutionary biologist, stand-up comic, TV personality, and author of “The Handshake” is scheduled to give the keynote talk, with the provocative title “Exploring Dangerous Places,” Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $20, or $10 for University of Utah faculty, staff and students (with a valid university ID), available at nhmu.utah.edu.

April 5

The birds of Delhi

The Oscar-nominated documentary “All That Breathes” — which follows two brothers who run an animal rescue service in Delhi, India, to save the black kite, a bird whose longevity is tied to the city’s pollution — is scheduled to screen Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the City Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City. KUER “RadioWest” host Doug Fabrizio will interview the film’s director, Shaunak Sen, via Zoom. The screening is free, presented as part of KUER’s “Through the Lens” series, in partnership with the Utah Film Center.

April 8

Gladys Knight returns

There is only one Gladys Knight, “The Empress of Soul,” seven-time Grammy winner, inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame frontwoman for The Pips. Knight is scheduled to perform Saturday, 8 p.m., at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City. Tickets, ranging from $45 to $125 (plus fees), are available at ArtTix.org.