Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Aug 27-Sept. 2

Two ‘80s music legends perform (not together), Swiss Days in Midway, the Urban Arts Festival at The Gateway.

(courtesy photo) Married rockers Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar are scheduled to perform August 28, 2023, at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City.

Aug. 28, Sept. 2

What’s your ‘80s groove?

The week offers a choice for music fans who remember the ‘80s. On Monday night, starting at 7:30 p.m., rock duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, creators of such hits as “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “We Belong” and “Love Is a Battlefield,” perform at Red Butte Garden, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Saturday night, starting at 7 p.m., singer-guitarist Kenny Loggins — who performed the soundtrack hits “Danger Zone” (for “Top Gun”), “Footloose” (for “Footloose”) and “I’m All Right” (for “Caddyshack”) — will bring what he says will be his final tour to Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley, Park City. Both shows are sold out, though resale tickets are available.

Sept. 1-2

Swiss Days in Midway

Labor Day weekend means the town of Midway, in Wasatch County, celebrates its mountain heritage with Swiss Days. There’s a craft fair on Friday and Saturday, a 10K race early Saturday morning, and the parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. The craft fair and parade are free; registration is required for the 10K race. For more information, go to midwayswissdays.org.

Sept. 2-3

Urban Arts Festival

The Urban Arts Festival, billed as Utah’s largest free art festival, is happening Saturday and next Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at The Gateway, on Rio Grande St. between 50 North and 200 South, Salt Lake City. The festival features an artists’ marketplace, a kids’ zone, a lowrider custom car exhibit (Saturday only), live mural painting, the Hard-N-Paint street basketball tourney, and members of Utah’s Food Truck League selling food. Entertainment will be presented on two stages, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Go to utaharts.org/en/urban-arts-festival for more information.