Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide
This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features a masquerade ball, an artist reception, 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.
“Shakespeare in Love”
Adapted for the stage from the Academy Award-winning film, “Shakespeare in Love” tells of a young Shakespeare who is facing writer’s block and is short on cash and inspiration. To his rescue comes Viola, with whom he quickly falls in love and who inspires him to write his most famous love story, “Romeo and Juliet.” Showing June 30–Sept. 8 times vary. Tickets are $20–$77. For information and to purchase tickets, click here.
“Romeo and Juliet”
A classic tale of star-crossed lovers and forbidden love, “Romeo and Juliet” is the perfect complement to “Shakespeare in Love.” The two will share cast and scenery, and this added synergy will provide a new dimension to what may be the most famous love story in the world. Showing July 1–Sept. 9 times vary. Tickets are $20–$75. For information and to purchase tickets, click here.
“As You Like It”
Rosalind has a problem. Disguised as a boy, she goes to Arden to find her father. But her disguise has also fooled her beloved Orlando, who now asks this “boy” to help him woo the woman of his dreams—none other than Rosalind herself! What’s a girl (or boy) to do? Find out in this rollicking frolic of confused courtship, beautiful poetry, and unsurpassed wit. Showing June 29–Sept. 7 times vary. Tickets are $20–$75. For information and to purchase tickets, click here.
“William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)”
Brought to you by the same guys who starred in the PBS film version of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” this highly-imaginative, vaudeville-infused comedy tells the not-quite factual (well, not at all factual) story of an ancient manuscript purported to be the first play by William Shakespeare. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, a trio of comic actors will throw themselves into a fast, funny, and frenzied festival of pure hilarity. Showing July 28–Oct. 21 times vary. Tickets are $20–$75. For information and to purchase tickets, click here.
“Guys and Dolls”
Take a high-rolling gambler and pair him with a puritanical missionary. Then throw in a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a craps game manager who is anything but straight or narrow. Mix it up with the brassy music of Frank Loesser, including “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Luck Be a Lady,” and you have what many consider the perfect musical comedy. Showing July 3–Sept. 1, times vary. Tickets are $36–$79. For information and to purchase tickets, click here.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Shakespeare’s luxurious tale of fairies, dreams, and moonlight, this popular comedy gets a new and exciting look when set in the art deco world of the Jazz Age. It is still true that “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and when the feuding king and queen of the fairies interfere in the couplings of mortals, the result is pure pandemonium and magical mayhem. Showing July 4–Oct. 21, times vary. Tickets are $32–$75. For information and to purchase tickets, click here.
This epic tale with music will thrill the entire family with stories of buried treasure, cutthroat pirates, the larger-than-life Long John Silver, and the courageous young cabin boy Jim Hawkins. The Festival is the first theater after a joint premiere at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago and Berkeley Rep in Berkeley, California, to produce this critically-acclaimed adaptation, filled with adventure and song. Showing July 5–Sept. 2 times vary. Tickets are $32–$75. For information and to purchase tickets, click here.
“Shrek The Musical”
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek.” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand, and his name is Shrek. May 26–Oct. 20. at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $29–$89 and can be purchased at tuacahn.org. For information, call (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy, and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. June 2–Oct. 18. at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $29–$89 and can be purchased at tuacahn.org. For information, call (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300.
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. A trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show with a large cast and non-stop laughs. Mamma Mia! July 14–Oct. 21. Showtime varies. Tickets are $29–$89 and can be purchased at tuacahn.org. For information, call (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”
Millie Dillmount, sets out in search of a job and a wealthy potential husband. Things seem wonderful when she lands a job working for a rich boss she’d love to marry, but not everything is as it seems. Thursday–Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17–$23. No children under 5 permitted. For information, click here.
Matthew Jacobson has an exhibit at the DiFiore Center in St. George Aug. 16–30. Free. Gallery open Mondays–Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. For information, click here.
The Southern Utah Art Guild’s show “Only Abstraction” continues in the Red Cliff Gallery through Aug. 30. The show consists of 98 pieces of art from 33 artists. All art is for sale. The show is open Mondays–Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, click here.
Cover band plays pop, rock and hip hop. Free. Thursday and Sunday 7 p.m–12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.–1:30 a.m. 21 and older. For information, click here.
Open Mic Night at Even Stevens
Country two-step adult class with Eric Dodge
Agrello Dance and Fitness has added a new 1-hour two-step group class. This is their second class. Join them the third Thursday of each month, no partner needed. Classes are $10 cash at the door. For information, click here.
The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce and Staheli Family Farm present “Movies in the Park.” This month’s movie is “Sing.” Vendors, entertainment, and more. Friday. The movie starts at dusk. For information, click here.
CasaBlanca’s Movies at the Pool
“Moana” will play poolside at the Casablanca Thursday at 8:30 p.m. This is a free event and open to all ages. No outside food or drinks. For information, click here.
“Go Out and Play” artist reception
“Go Out and Play” will be on display at the Canyon Community Center July 27 through Aug. 31. The exhibit aims to invoke wonder, creativity, and natural curiosity in its viewers and encourage them to go out and play. Artist reception is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. with live entertainment and refreshments. For information, click here.
Jakey Leigh’s Cafe presents Michael SG
Jakey Leigh’s Cafe will host Michael SG Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, click here.
Deon Mendenhall at Sand Hollow Resort
Deon Mendenhall will play at Sand Hollow Resort Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. For information, click here.
Art Cowles at Even Stevens
The Children’s Musical Theater St. George presents “Annie” at The Electric Theater. Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30. Tickets are $5. For information, click here.
This Cedar City cover band plays classic rock, disco, oldies, and country at Virgin River Casino’s River Lounge Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. 21 and older. For information, click here.
Dulcie at George’s Corner
Dulcie plays at George’s Corner Friday at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
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! Click here for more information.
Game Night at Toadz
Get your game face on! Game night is coming to Toadz every Friday featuring beer pong tournaments ($100 cash prize), trash can beer pong, corn hole, darts, and pool tables upstairs with many more games to choose from every week. Sign ups for beer pong start at 9 p.m. with the first game at 10 p.m. (You don’t have to drink to play.) Drink specials are $2 domestic beer bottles ads $3 wells. There is not a cover charge. Must be 21 and older. For information, click here.
Zion Canyon Farmers Market
The 2017 season is Saturdays May 6–Oct. 14, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn of the Bit and Spur Restaurant and across from the Switchback Grille and Holiday Inn Express. The market was developed to provide a place for local farmers, backyard growers, and producers to sell their goods directly to consumers, to educate the consumers about local farming and seasonal eating, to encourage and promote the use of locally grown farm products, and to enhance quality of life in southern Utah by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and interaction. For information, visit zionharvest.org, or call (435) 772-0435.
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 email@example.com or call her at (435) 865-6792.
Tuacahn Saturday Market
Stroll among local artists and artisans while enjoying live local entertainment Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more shopping fun, step inside the beautiful new Tuacahn Gift Gallery where you will find Tuacahn Amphitheater souvenirs, home decor items, gifts, and much more.
Talia Keys at Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Talia Keys plays at Zion Canyon Brew Pub Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 772-0404.
Dulce at Sand Hollow Resort
Dulce will play at Sand Hollow Resort Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. For information, click here.
Mike and Elaine Moulton at Even Stevens
Josh Warburton is one of southern Utah’s best performers and combines strong, unique vocals with skillful guitar playing on great folk, blues, rock, and acoustic songs. Come listen to Josh and enjoy some of southern Utah’s largest selections of beer and a very unique wine list, along with some really memorable food at Peekaboo Canyon Wood Fired Kitchen. Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information, call (435) 689-1959.
Michael SG at George’s Corner
Michael SG plays at George’s Corner Saturday 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
Hot August Night: Rob Garrett’s Tribute to Neil Diamond
Rob, aka the “King of Diamonds”, is the most popular and requested Neil Diamond Tribute Artist in the business. Saturday 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15–$35 and can be purchased here. Must be 21 or older to attend. For information, click here.
Adults Only Masquerade Ball
This is the perfect opportunity for a couples’ date or perhaps a chance for singles to meet someone great. Married, dating, single–this event is for you! You are promised a night of fun mixes that will keep you on the dance floor and will be making magical memories. A chance to dress up (semi-formal to formal), wear a seductive mask, and get sultry. Saturday 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 single, $15 couple. For information, click here.
Cracker at the Bit And Spur Restaurant And Saloon
Jerry Allen at Even Stevens