facebook-pixel
abc xyz

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Feb. 25-March 2

A Leap Day movie sing-along; the end of the Utah Legislature’s session; and the start of Real Salt Lake’s home campaign.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

Feb. 29

Leap Day with Gilbert & Sullivan

Thursday is Leap Day, the once-every-four-years calendar quirk when we get an extra day in the year. The Maven Cinemas, at 120 W. Main St., American Fork, is celebrating with a sing-along screening of “The Pirates of Penzance,” the 1983 movie version of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt and Angela Lansbury. Why Leap Day? Part of the plot centers on a pirate’s apprentice (Rex Smith) who’s supposed to be released from service when he turns 21 — but the coincidence of his birthday falling on Feb. 29 causes complications. The screening starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. Go to mavencinemas.com for tickets.

March 1

End of the session

The New York lawyer and politician Gideon J. Tucker declared, back in 1866, that “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” The people of Utah can mark Friday as the day that the Utah Legislature completes its 2024 session. Lots of big decisions and bills are still in the works — so keep reading The Salt Lake Tribune and sltrib.com for the latest news from the Capitol.

March 2

RSL opens at home

After two games on the road, Real Salt Lake will play its first home match of the 2024 season Saturday, at noon, against Los Angeles F.C., at “The Fortress,” aka America First Field, 9256 S. State St., Sandy. It’s RSL’s 20th season in Major League Soccer, and there are lots of changes this year — a new jersey sponsor (Select Health), a new kit and several players suiting up for the first time in the claret-and-cobalt. Tickets are available at rsl.com.