Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, April 23-29

A Scottish singer-songwriter, a Utah poet’s look at the West, and a pop-up shop for women-owned businesses.

(Alexandra Gavillet | Capitol Records) Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi is scheduled to perform Sunday, April 23, 2023, at UCCU Center in Orem.

April 23

Lewis Capaldi in Orem

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi is known for his pop and “blue-eyed soul” songs, most notably his 2018 hit “Someone You Loved.” (The video for that song featured Scottish actor and “Doctor Who” alum Peter Capaldi, who’s the musician’s second cousin, once removed.) Lewis Capaldi is on tour, supporting his recent album “Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent,” and is scheduled to perform Sunday, starting at 8 p.m., at UCCU Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Em Beihold is opening. For tickets, go to UCCUCenter.com.

April 26

Rekdal’s ‘West: A Translation’

(Copper Canyon Press) Poet and author Paisley Rekdal, author of "West: A Translation," a collection of poems and essays to be released in May 2023.

Former Utah poet laureate Paisley Rekdal has a new book coming out in May, “West: A Translation.” It’s based on her 2018 commission to write a poem marking the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. The book is a collection of poems and essays, connecting the railroad’s completion with the Chinese Exclusion Act, the racist law that kept Chinese immigrants from coming to the United States in the late 19th century. Rekdal will read at a book launch, Wednesday at 6 p.m., at the Dumke Auditorium at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City. Admission to the event is free. The launch is in connection with UMFA’s exhibition “Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea,” running through June 11.

April 29

Supporting women-owned businesses

A pop-up shopping experience, highlighting the work of women-owned businesses, will arise Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 279 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City. The event, presented by the Women’s Business Center of Utah, will feature more than 20 businesses owned and run by women — featuring handmade crafts, vintage fashion and accessories, and artisanal foods. All sales will benefit the businesses. Admission is free, and free parking is available.