Monday is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, and there are celebrations all over the place. Salt Lake City government isn’t doing fireworks, but both The Gateway and the Salt Lake Bees will have professional fireworks. Elsewhere around the state, look for professional fireworks displays in Brigham City, Cedar City, Clearfield, Delta, Duchesne, Hurricane, Kanab, Kaysville, Layton, Lehi (Thanksgiving Point), Magna, Murray, North Ogden, Oakley, Parowan, Richfield, Riverton, Sandy, St. George, Tooele, West Bountiful and West Jordan. Most start at dusk, around 10 p.m. Officials around the state are asking everyone — because of drought, wildfires and air quality — to ditch the amateur fireworks.
July 5, 6
Spektor in Sandy, twice
Esquire magazine calls Regina Spektor “our generation’s Joni Mitchell.” The Moscow-born and Bronx-raised singer/songwriter/pianist has been performing for 20 years now, starting in the anti-folk scene in New York’s East Village. She released her eighth studio album, “Home, before and after,” on June 24. Spektor will perform Tuesday and Wednesday at Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Sandy. Limited tickets are available at sandyamp.com.
July 5, 6, 7
Basketball in the summer
The Salt Lake City Summer League is happening at Vivint Arena, an off-season tune-up and a chance for four NBA teams — the Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and the host Utah Jazz — to gauge their young talent ahead of fall training camp. Games are at 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets available at VivintArena.com.
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