Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide
This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features St. Patrick’s Day festivities, 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.
“Above the Cataclysm” curated by Gabriella Warnick
Art now has cause to question its own authenticity. Diffident conjecture abandons habit as mark-making becomes neglected in favor of permanent erasures. Unfinished thoughts and self-effacing bones of a painting raise the question, “When is a work of art finished?” In this exhibition, the pieces express this discord in what might be called the death of painting. This exhibit shows Thursdays–Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through March 31 at the DiFiore Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (435) 673-4206.
“Fabulous Fiber Follies” at Canyon Community Center
The Red Rock Weavers Guild will feature its fiber creations at the Canyon Community Center. The show features handmade items made by the Red Rock Weavers, unusual fiber items purchased on world travels, and woven and quilted items created by Southern Utah artisans. This show will be on display Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. with a reception to be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com.
“Murder for Two” at Brigham’s Playhouse
Murder For Two is a hilariously entertaining “who done it” production sure to bring the detective out in everyone! This performance takes place Thursday–Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $17–$23 and can be purchased at CenterStageTicketing. For more information, call (435) 251-8000.
“Over the River and Through the Woods” at St. George Opera House
Nick, a single Italian from New Jersey, has been offered a dream job that would take him away from his only family left in the city: his grandparents. His grandparents aren’t thrilled about the news and start a series of schemes to keep him around. This performance takes place Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17–$21 and can be purchased at ShowTix4U.com. For more information, call (435) 628-8755.
Dick Earl’s Electric Witness at Even Stevens
“Dick Earl’s Electric Witness” will perform at Even Stevens on Thursday 6-8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
St. Patrick’s Day Blow Out at Toadz
Friday 11 a.m. until Saturday 1 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day will be the talk of the town at Toadz! There will be games, prizes, giveaways, and more. DJ Bot Lane will start at 8 p.m. and will be taking requests all night long. For information, visit Toads or call (435) 867-8988.
Jerry Allen live at Even Stevens
“Jerry Allen” will perform live music at Even Stevens on Friday from 6-8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
St. Patty’s Puppet Party
Puppets are encouraged to bring a human. Stag puppets will be on hand (no naked hands allowed). Puppet karaoke, lip sync, puppet games, and puppet improve. This event will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit DiFiore Center for Arts and Education, or call (435) 673-4206.
Cinders live at Jazzy’s
Tom Stevens at Casablanca Resort
Friday at 7:30 p.m. “Tom Stevens” pays tribute to such legendary singers as “Sammy Davis Jr,” “Elvis Presley,” “Neil Diamond,” and more. Tom doesn’t just stop at singer tributes; he also adds a comedic portion to the show. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by someone 21 or older. No one under age 3 is allowed. Tickets are $15–$20 and can be purchased at StarTickets.com. For more information visit CasablancaResort.com.
WoodenTantrum at George’s Corner
Mike’s Taverns St. Patricks Day- Puerto Vallarta Vacation Giveaway!
Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. the Mikes Tavern 10-Year-Anniversary Vacation Giveaways continue this St. Patricks Day! Someone will win an 8 Day/7 Night Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This vacation includes hotel and 2-4-1 airfare. Hosted by DJ Janelle, all you have to do for a chance to win is simply be there. This event is a 21 and older event. I.D. is required. For information, visit Mike’s Tavern.
DJ Spinz at The One and Only
D.J. 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.
Day of Puppetry at the DiFiore Center
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Day of Puppetry will have morning puppet making workshops. Children will have a choice of making glove bug puppets, scarf marionettes, wanna-be puppets, sock puppets, and hand puppets. The afternoon will be filled with puppet performances and maybe a few surprises that are thrown into the mix. “Dressing the Naked Hand” a guide to making, staging, and performance with puppets will be available for purchase. Each book includes a DVD. March is Puppet Month, with March 21, 2017 designated as World & National Puppetry Day. The DiFiore Center for the Arts will also have on exhibit a collection of donated puppets by “Strings and Things” puppeteer, Lynn Anne Richards. For costs and more information, visit The DiFiore Center for Arts and Education, or call (435) 673-4206.
Raven Cain at Even Stevens
“Raven Cain” will perform at Even Stevens on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
Zion Canyon Spring Festival
Only in Springdale is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated in such style!. Usually held on the Saturday closest to St. Patrick’s Day, the celebration includes a parade, green Jell-O eating contests, live music and lots of “Irish” fun. There’s a full day of fun and feast this year! The St. Patrick’s Day parade is at 2 p.m. Immediately following the parade at the Bit and Spur will be the “Utah Pipe Band” performance, a bounce house for the kids, great food, and a beer and wine garden for the adults. Restaurants will be outdoing each other with their Irish offerings, don’t miss out. For information, visit 32nd Annual Spring Festival, email Nathan@cablemountainlodge.com, or call (435) 590-0565.
Shit Dogma at Jazzy’s
“Shit Dogma” will perform with “Moon Blood” Saturday at 7 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door. For more information, call Jazzy’s at (435) 688-9469.
Date night and family night board games
Many Miles at Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Swagger live at Casablanca Resort
Saturday at 8:30 p.m. “Swagger” will perform live at Casablanca Resort. “Swagger” is a premier Celtic rock band blending American rock, reggae, funk, jazz, ska & country with Celtic styles that produce an amazing sound of their own. There will also be Irish dancers. This is a 21-and-older show. I.D. is required. Tickets are $10–$20 and can be purchased at StarTickets.com. For more information, visit CasablancaResort.com.
Oskar & Julia at Even Stevens
“Oskar & Julia” will perform live music at Even Stevens on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.