Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide

This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features the Utah UFO Fest, theater productions, art exhibits, 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.

Tuacahn presents “Shrek The Musical”

southern utah weekend events SHREK_TITLE“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 han,. and his name is Shrek. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure directed by Scott S. Anderson 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.

Tuacahn presents “Newsies”

southern utah weekend events NewsiesSet 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.

Brigham’s Playhouse presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

southern utah weekend events charlie brownCharlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts Gang are coming to Brigham’s Playhouse! Baseball, kites, Valentine’s Day, and a World War I flying ace all come together in the moments that make up life. This fun and energetic musical delights audiences of all ages. It is an average day for our average hero as he shows us the extraordinary in the ordinary. He is a good man, that Charlie Brown! June 8–July 15. Thurs.–Sat. 7 p.m. and a matinee Saturdays at 2 p.m. Infants and children under 5 years of age are not permitted. Tickets are $17–$23 and can be purchased online. For information, call (435) 251-8000.

The Art of the “Jodeez”

southern utah weekend events JodeezFeaturing the art of Jodi Fuller, Jody Gerber, and Jodi McGregor. There will be an art reception Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This exhibit will show June 14 through July 25. For information, email zarts@springdaletown.com, or call (435) 772-3952.

Art Works Gallery presents “That Looks Sketchy”

southern utah weekend events Looks SketchyThe opening reception takes place Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Art Works Gallery in Cedar City showcasing drawings, studies, and sketches rendered in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and pastel by local and national artists. The exhibit shows Tuesdays–Saturdays through June 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, visit artworkscedarcity.com, email Linda Kiley at lindakiley@live.com, or call (503) 810-2958.

Open mic night at Even Stevens

southern utah weekend events even stevens Round-LogoOpen mic night at Even Stevens Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Not only does this business give back to our community, they have great food, great prices, and great entertainment and activities every week. For more information, click here or call (435) 251-6636.

 

Jacob Hamblin Days

southern utah weekend events JHDlogoThis annual festival celebrates the western heritage of Kane Country. Begins Thursday at 6 p.m. There will be an assortment of different rodeo competitions as well as a Honey Moon Trail ride from Pipe Springs to St. George led by Mel Heaton. For more information, visit jacobhamblindays.com.

 

Blue Hawaii Free Movie Night

southern utah weekend events blue hawaiiThe movie “Blue Hawaii” starring Elvis Presley will be shown poolside at CasaBlanca. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome. Meet and greet with the Elvis Rocks Mesquite competitors. Karaoke, DJ, and concessions. The festivities start Friday 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. No outside food or drinks allowed. For information, visit casablancaresort.com/entertainment or call (800) 585-3737.

Children’s Art Workshop

southern utah weekend events children art classPaint by number mural led by local artist Jodi McGregor in the Rockville Community Center. Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Attendance is free, but registration is required and limited: Only eight elementary school-aged children will be accepted to ensure a quality art experience for each individual. To register, call (435) 772-3434 x 313, or email zarts@springdaletown.com. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Elvis Rocks Mesquite

southern utah weekend events Elvis Rocks MesquiteWatch the world’s best Elvis Tribute Artists compete for prize money. There will be three preliminary era rounds — best of the ’50s, best of the ’60s, and best of the ’70s. The finalists from each preliminary era round will move into the final round where they will battle it out for the title of “Elvis Rocks Mesquite 2017 Champion.” Elvis Rocks Mesquite is a heartfelt tribute to a man who changed the music world forever. The competition begins Friday 2 p.m. with varied times through Saturday. Tickets are $15–$75 and can be purchased online. For information, visit casablancaresort.com, or call (800) 585-3737.

Teens take the Museum

southern utah weekend events teens take museumTeens Take the Museum will be a fun evening of fun, games, friends, and art, and it’s all free and open to the public. The evening will be set to music to enjoy their beautiful space filled with art. Learn, create, be inspired, tell stories, do cool projects, and connect with other teens Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your family and friends, but be sure to register at (435) 627-4525 or at the St. George Art Museum. Cap is 100 people, call to reserve your spot! For information, visit the Facebook page, or email Deborah Reeder at deborah.reeder@sgcity.org.

Art Cowles at Even Stevens

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Art Cowles plays at Even Steven Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Not only does this business give back to our community, they have great food, great prices, and great entertainment and activities every week. For more information, click here or call (435) 251-6636.

 

Movie in the Park: Trolls

southern utah weekend events TrollsThe St. George Area Chamber of Commerce and Staheli Family Farm presents “Movies in the Park.” This month’s movie is “Trolls.” Vendors, entertainment, and more! Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. Movie will begin showing at dusk. For information, click here, email susi@stgeorgechamber.com, or call (435) 628-1650.

DJ Spinz at The One and Only

 southern utah weekend events: djDJ 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

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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.

Utah UFO Fest

southern utah weekend events ufoThis UFO conference is completely outdoors with camping included. Share your UFO experiences and stories. The event is free and open to the public Friday from midnight to Sunday 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public but donations are accepted. For information, visit utahufofest.org or call (801) 896-UFO6.

 

Zion Canyon Farmers Market

southern utah weekend events zion farmers marketThe 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

Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features the Year-Round Cedar City Farmers Market

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 info@yearroundfarmersmarket.org or call her at (435) 865-6792.

The Frontier Folk Festival

southern utah weekend events Folk Festival Scroller_ResizeHomestead State Park Museum and the entire grounds will be turned into a frontier-style street festival. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Live music, artists, and craftsmen demonstrate their arts and crafts. Food vendors will be present. Admission is $1 per person or $5 for a family (up to 8 people). For information, visit frontierhomestead.org or call (435) 586-9290.

Lorin Walker Madsen at Zion Canyon Brew Pub

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Lorin Walker Madsen will perform at the Zion Canyon Brew Pub Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Their beer selection rotates regularly and includes flagship beers like  Jamaican Lager and Springdale Amber, Redemption IPA,  Delusion Ale, and Apricot Wheat. Listen to music while enjoying their large outdoor patio on the Virgin River with a stunning sunset view of the surrounding cliffs. For more information, call (435) 772-0336.

Kanab Outdoor Market

southern utah weekend events Kanab outdoor marketEvery Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m., the Kanab Outdoor Market features the usual farmers market offerings as well as food trucks. Free classes such as yoga or Zumba will be offered at 4 p.m., and live music will be performed from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no fee for vendors to participate, although anyone offering baked goods must have a cottage kitchen license. For information email tracy@cluckingitup.com, or click here.

The Naturals at Even Stevens

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The Naturals play at Even Stevens Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Directly following The Naturals, there will be a cornhole competition from 8 to 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Not only does this business give back to our community, they have great food, great prices, and great entertainment and activities every week. For more information, click here or call (435) 251-6636.

Date night and family night board games

southern utah weekend events guide: game night

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 stgeorge@yourgamehaven.com.

 

Tom Bennett at Even Stevens

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Tom Bennett plays at Even Steven Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Not only does this business give back to our community, they have great food, great prices, and great entertainment and activities every week. For more information, click here or call (435) 251-6636.

 

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