Events

Small Wonders

Visit this creepy, crawly new exhibit to discover something new about the most common life form on earth; insects! From Mormon crickets to bark beetles and fireflies to honey bees, insects impact our lives in countless ways.


Annie

Leapin' Lizards! The Tony Award-winning and beloved musical about an adorable red-headed orphan takes the Egyptian Theatre stage March 23rd-April 2nd.  Presented by the Ziegfeld Theater, with unforgettable songs: "Tomorrow", "It's A Hard Knock Life", and "Easy Street". Reduced pricing offered for Thursdays and early 6pm show on Sundays. Tickets and information available at ParkCityShows.com or 435-649-9371.


Christopher Hawley at Gracie's

Come join us at Gracies for The Christopher Hawley Rollers! Christopher Hawley is an open-hearted troubadour hailing from Venice, CA who is excited to bring his soulful, feel good music to our welcoming Utah community. Be prepared for a perfect combination of positive attitue, inspring lyrics, and danceable grooves. Here is a little taste of what to expect: https://youtu.be/eIzZ7W8lkeg Please like Christopher's music page here: https://www.facebook.com/CHRollers/ Check out more information about Christopher here: http://christopherhawley.net/


Author Event: Liz Wright

Author Liz Wright shares tips for traveling the world on a tight budget. Wright will offer a presentation and provide a book signing immediately following. Can't attend this event? Wright will be at our Draper Branch on March 29. Books will be available for purchase at both events. Free and open to the public - tickets are NOT required. Learn more about Salt Lake County Library author events: slcolibrary.org/authorevents #SLCoAuthors


A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Education Department of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, West Valley Arts Council, and Utah Cultural Celebration Center have partnered once again to bring you A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the iconic and magical comedy by William Shakespeare.

 

The tour will be performing 65 shows for over 120 schools and 25,000 students throughout the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The cast and crew will be on the road for 14 weeks from January through April to bring this classic comedy to schools, community centers, and correctional facilities. Students will have the chance to watch the show and then participate in a post-show discussion and workshops in Stage Combat, Performing Shakespeare's Text, Technical Theatre and Developing Character through Improvisation.

 April 3, 7:00pm; Public welcome.  General Admission, no tickets required

 April 3, 10:00am; Educational Program.  Reservations required: 801-965-5083


Weeding and Feeding: Dyer's Woad

Weeding and Feeding: Dyer's Woad. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Find out why we are dying to remove this pesky yellow flower and join us for a meet and greet with Utah’s most notorious alien invader! Light refreshments will be served. A small service project of Dyer’s Woad removal will end our program. Come ready to get your hands dirty as we dig invasive species and restore our native habitats. Please meet in the Visitor Center.  No RSVP necessary.


GCSC Seminar: Jeffrey McCarthy, University of Utah Director of Environmental Humanities "Brave New World: The Humanities and Climate Change"

GCSC Seminar: Jeffrey McCarthy, University of Utah Director of Environmental Humanities "Brave New World: The Humanities and Climate Change" will talk about the ocean’s centrality to climate change, and about art’s role in communicating climate risk and climate recovery. We will focus on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Joseph Conrad’s Typhoon and Winslow Homer’s paintings The Gulf Stream and Fog Warning. Painting and writing about the human place in a marine environment position us to recognize the ethical stakes in our climate future as well as the potential for an inclusive reinvention of our social contract. The ocean -- the actual physical thing of tides and waves Melville’s Ishmael called “the watery part of the world” -- is the primary space in which climate change manifests. Where that watery world overlaps with human lives we get the fiercest impacts of a hotter planet. Art depicting people disoriented by a fierce ocean offers one story fitted to the climate reality we inhabit now. These are aesthetic invitations to make sense of human futures in an unstable element. They show us we have accommodated and even thrived in such conditions before, and they give shape to the cultural priority of imagining the new climate. Campus Locations: Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB) Room Name/Number: 210 Contact Email: gcsc@utah.edu Campus Wide Event: Yes


Marco Benevento with Jackie Greene

For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Bonnaroo, while headlining shows coast to coast.

Marco Benevento welcomes very special guest, Jackie Greene
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Mandolin Orange

folk, country, bluegrass, gospel and pop, all mingled in a unique melange perhaps best described simply as modern American roots music. -excerpted from Wikipedia


Wild Wednesdays at Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesday: The Wild Truth: An April Fool's Day Program; Free for ONC members; $3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Nature can weave some pretty tall tales, but that doesn’t mean they’re not true.  Come out to the Ogden Nature Center and test your nature knowledge with a true or false game, then explore some of the most unbelievable animals and plants on the planet.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.