Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, May 14-20

Andrea Bocelli and Johnny Mathis (but not together), a midweek RSL game, and the Living Traditions Festival.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Viva Mexico Ballet performs during the Living Traditions Festival in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The 2023 edition of the Living Traditions Festival is set for May 19-21 at Library Square and Washington Square in Salt Lake City.

May 17 and 19

A tenor and a crooner

If you’re a fan of old-school singing, your options are wide this week. Wednesday, at 8 p.m., the tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform at Vivint Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. And Friday, at 7:30 p.m., the pop icon Johnny Mathis, called “The Voice of Romance,” will perform at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City. Tickets for Bocelli are available at vivintarena.com; tickets for Mathis can be found at live-at-the-eccles.com.

May 17

RSL vs. Portland

Watching professional soccer midweek is weird. And playing the same team two Wednesdays in a row is even weirder. That’s what Real Salt Lake will be doing this Wednesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at America First Field, 9256 S. State St., Sandy, when the guys in claret-and-cobalt face the Portland Timbers. This past Wednesday, RSL went to Portland to battle the Timbers in U.S. Open Cup action, and advanced after a wild 4-3 game that saw four goals — two by Portland, then two by RSL’s Mikael Chang — in a 10-minute stretch. For tickets to this Wednesday’s game, go to realsaltlake.com.

May 19-21

A lot of ‘Traditions’

The Living Traditions Festival, Salt Lake City’s celebration of its many cultures, happens Friday through Sunday, May 19-21, at Washington Square and Library Square, 400 South and 200 East. The annual event includes live performances, demonstrations of artwork, film screenings, panel discussions, a kids’ area and food vendors. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.