Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide
This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features a street painting festival, a 5k fun run/walk, an illusionist show, theater productions, live music, and more. Check out the complete guide to find out what is going on this weekend near you. For a full list of events, visit The Independent’s Events Calendar.
Children’s creative movement art classes
This creative movement class for children provides an opportunity for them to develop movement and learning skills while using their imagination and exploring their playful spirit. The class teaches dance as a beautiful and fun form of expression and communication. It takes place Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Difiore Center. There is a $45 fee. For more information, contact Jennifer Wadsworth at email@example.com, or call (208) 360-6255.
Mountain Man Rendezvous
Journey to another time with Traders Row (with wares to sell), black powder events on Friday and Saturday tomahawk, knife and lance throw, primitive archery, seminars, and demonstrations at different times during the day. They will have a food vendor, so no need to bring a lunch. The event will be Thursday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For information, visit Mountain Man Rendezvous, email Vikki Wilde at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (435) 668-9632.
SUU art & design student presentations
On Thursday and Saturday at noon, the SUU Department of Art & Design is proud to present the Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit at the Southern Utah Museum of Art. The artwork of 27 graduating seniors will be on exhibit from March 23 to April 29. Each student will be presenting their best work in their area of emphasis, including ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, drawing, and printmaking. For more information, call (435) 865-8667.
Brigham’s Playhouse presents “Annie Get Your Gun”
Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction, which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity. This performance takes place Friday–Sunday at 7 p.m. with an additional show Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17–$76 and can be purchased at BrighamsPlayhouse.com. For more information, call (435) 251-8000.
Mr. CP’s Jazz Jam at Even Stevens
Mr. CP’s Jazz Jam at Even Stevens is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
Rockville Bridge Invitational Gala
Sixteen prominent plein air artists are joining with the Town of Rockville to raise funds for the Historic Rockville Bridge. They will paint Thursday–Saturday. Friday at 7 p.m., Susan Bingham will present “Art: The Bridge in Our History” at the Rockville Church at 43 E. Main. Saturday, the artist and collector reception will be at the Rockville Schoolhouse at 38 E. Main St., home of Larry McKown. This is a ticketed event. Offering a “Taste of the Town,” live music, and drinks, the reception will be a fabulous community celebration not to be missed. At 7 p.m. the Wet Paint Sale will begin in the Community Center. Attending either the reception or the sale costs $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit BridgePleinAir.eventbrite.com to reserve tickets. For information, email Joyce Hartless at email@example.com, or call (970) 291-9289.
Art Works Gallery presents “Flower Power”
In celebration of everything floral, Art Works Gallery presents “Flower Power.” The opening reception takes place Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Art Works Gallery in Cedar City. The show will highlight a vibrant collection of florals by local, regional, and national artists. The exhibit shows through May 24. For information, email Linda Kiley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (503) 810-0958.
Shannon Birch vocal music studio-student music night at Even Stevens
Shannon Birch vocal music studio-student music night at Even Stevens Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
DocUtah presents “Born Into Brothels”
In the dark underworld of Calcutta’s overcrowded red light district appear a group of unforgettable children. Feisty, courageous, and wickedly funny, they are the children of prostitutes. This Oscar-winning film portrays the resilience of children and the magic of art to transform life for young people living in the brothels. Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 cash at the door, reservations are required. Reserve tickets at DocUtah.com. For information, call (435) 627-4510.
Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company presents “Catch Me If You Can”
Anat Ronen, a Houston-based street artist and painter of the Gila Monster mural in Kayenta Art Village, returns for the 2017 Street Painting Festival. She will do a mural and a small square during the Festival. Friday at 7:30 p.m., come meet and listen to Anat tell her journey of becoming a successful world renowned professional artist in just 8 years without studying, planning, or even dreaming of doing so. Admission is $5 cash only at the door at Room for Thought, Kayenta Arts Village in Ivins. For information email email@example.com, or call (435) 674-2787.
DJ Spinz at The One and Only
DJ Spinz will be at the One and Only Friday night at 9 p.m. Dance the night away, have a few drinks, play pool, and have a great time! Contact The One and Only for more information.
Year-Round Farmer’s Market in Cedar City
Visit the only Year-Round Farmer’s Market in Utah, a real farmers market that sells only locally produced and grown fruit, vegetables, jam, bread, and other farm products. The event happens on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the IFA parking lot. For information, contact Symbria Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (435) 865-6792.
BYU 5K Fun Run/Walk
Join in on the seventh annual Family Fun Run/Walk! Saturday Check-in is from 7 to 7:25 a.m. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration for an individual is $15. A family of 4 is $50 ($10 per additional family member). All proceeds will go toward scholarships for students from the area. BYU will match up to $5,300 in helping with scholarships. Registration is $10–$50 and you can register at EvenBrite.com. Please contact Vicky Lewis at (435) 272-7564 or at email@example.com for additional questions or if you or your company would like to sponsor the race.
Arbor Day Celebration
Help the St. George City’s Leisure Services Department celebrate Arbor Day at the Tonaquint Nature Center Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. They will be planting multiple trees and shrub for the continuing efforts of beautifying this amazing and unique park. For information, visit St. George Recreation.
Kayenta Arts Foundation’s annual Street Painting Festival
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kayenta Arts Foundation’s annual Street Painting Festival brings professional artists and student teams together to turn the asphalt pathways of Kayenta Art Village into a massive canvas. This year, we ask participating artists of all ages to let their imaginations soar, unbounded by a set theme. Join us beneath the beautiful red cliffs of Ivins, Utah, for music, food, and amazing art. This event is free and open to the public. For information visit KayentaArtsFoundation.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (435) 674-2787.
Adaptive Recreation Seminar
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The National Ability Center, in partnership with Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities, offers this one-day training and best practice seminar on adaptive recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. Focusing on current legal requirements, current best practices within Utah, funding, and opportunities to develop inclusive programs, this training will provide recreation professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to create inclusive programs and facilities for individuals of all abilities. This training is being offered at Dixie State University. When registering, please make sure to register for the correct location. Tickets are $5 and you can register at EventBrite.com. For information, contact Aaron Newman at the National Ability Center. email@example.com or (435) 200-9090.
Misty Frampton live at Even Stevens
Misty Frampton will perform at Even Stevens Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
“Elegant Deception” illusionists Kyle & Mistie Knight
A true power couple, Kyle is has won awards for his sleight of hand and stage illusions while Mistie is a former Miss Las Vegas who brings personality and production to the show with her own magic and costume quick changes. Together Kyle and Mistie Knight present one-of-a-kind illusions with a bold and modern style and allow their audience to get up close and involved in ways they’ve never seen before! The show is Saturday from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are required for all ages 5 and older. No children under 5 permitted. Tickets are $15–$25 at the door. For more information, visit CasaBlancaResort.com or call (877) 438-2929.
Many Miles at Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Date night and family night board games
Every Saturday night at 7 p.m., go to Game Haven in St. George for a night of board games. This is a fun date night event or a family night event. Board game nights are free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 627-0616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Cetera at Tuachan
Peter Cetera will perform live music at Tuacahn Amphitheater Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets are $42–$62 and can be purchased online at Tuacahn.org. For more information, visit Tuacahn.org or call (800) 746-9882.
Alice Ericksen and David Stevens at George’s Corner
Alice Ericksen and David Stevens will perform at George’s Corner Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit George’s Corner Restaurant and Pub.
Dio Rising at Mike’s Tavern
Las Vegas’ premiere tribute to the life and music of Ronnie James Dio will play live at Mikes Tavern Saturday 10 p.m. covering all aspects of Dio’s career, from the early days of Rainbow and Elf to the quintessential lineup of Black Sabbath, to the band simply known as Dio. Horns up for the master. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at EventBright.com. This is a 21-and-older event. ID’s are required. For information call (435) 867-5990.