Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, April 16-22

Ballet West’s season finale, a lecture on tar seeps in the Great Salt Lake, and an attempt at a Dungeons & Dragons record.

(Beau Pearson | Ballet West) Dancers from Utah's Ballet West pose in costumes for "Les Noces (The Wedding)," a classic 1923 work by choreographer Bronislava Nijinska that will be performed April 14-22, 2023, at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.

April 14-22

‘The Wedding’ at Ballet West

Ballet West’s season-ending production, which had its debut on Friday, features three works that are new to the troupe: “Les Noces (The Wedding),” the 100-year-old work choreographed by Bronislava Nijinsky and set a score by Igor Stravinsky; Jerome Robbins’ “Into the Night,” which features three young couples in love, set to a Chopin’s “Nocturnes” on solo piano; and Gerald Arpino’s “Light Rain,” billed as “a dynamic ode to youth and all its passions.” The remaining performances of the show’s run are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. — all at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are available at balletwest.org.

April 18

Animals in the tar

Tar seeps — the naturally occurring phenomenon that has become more exposed on the floor of the Great Salt Lake — are the topic of interest for author Gretchen E. Henderson, who will speak about what happens when animals get stuck in the tar, Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, room 109, at the University of Utah. The event, which includes an open house after the lecture, is free to the public, but registration is required; go to thc.utah.edu for more information.

April 22

A massive D&D campaign

Utahns who play Dungeons & Dragons have a chance to help set a Guinness World Record on Saturday, to be part of the largest D&D campaign in history. The Provo business We Geek Together and the Provo Towne Centre are joining forces to make the record happen, by gathering 1,000 players and 200 dungeon masters to create a single D&D campaign, called “The Dead Wars,” on 200 tables. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, inside the mall’s main entrance at 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo — with game play running from noon to 4 p.m. Go to TheDeadWars.com for more information.