Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide
This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features theater productions, live music and comedy acts. 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 to develop movement and learning skills while using the imagination and exploring their playful spirit and dance as a beautiful and fun form of expression and communication. This class 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 even is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (435) 673-4206.
Poetry In The Park
There will be a free lecture Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale. This free lecture will be given by Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer, Poet Laureate of the Colorado Western Slope. On Friday, there will be a workshop at Zion Park Lodge from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the workshop is $50. Go to ZionPark.org for registration. For more information, contact Lin Floyd at email@example.com, or call (435) 628-8522.
“Peter and the Starcatcher” at Cox Performing Arts Center
“Peter and the Starcatcher” will show Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Eccles Mainstage on the DSU campus. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at DSUTix.com.
SUU presents “Die Fledermaus,” a comedy full of twists and turns and full of mistaken identities, practical jokes, and a masquerade ball all taking place on New Year’s Eve. This event will show Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Randall L. Jones Theater in Cedar City. Tickets are $7–$15 and can be purchased at SUU.edu.
Final round of The Rumble at Jazzy’s
Friday at 7 p.m, watch Jazzy’s Rumble Final Round with “Sleep Dealer,” “Cleo,” “Nevermind,” and “Telestial.” There is a $5 cover charge at the door. For more information, call Jazzy’s at (435) 688-9469.
Live music with Mason Cottam
The Comedy Machine at Casablanca Resort
The Comedy Machine at Casablanca Resort has top comics from all over the world. This hilarious performance will start at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. This is a 21-and-older event. ID’s are required. Tickets are $15–$25 and can be purchased at StarTickets.com.
Skunkdub live at Eagle’s Lodge
DJ Spinz at The One and Only
Redrock Creative Writing Seminar
The Redrock Creative Writing Seminar will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in St. George’s Historic Social Hall with three outstanding authors who will explore the paradox in poetry — how a poem turns. There is a registration fee of $60 with a discount for youth and early registration. For more information and to register for this workshop, visit RedRockWriters.org.
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.
Fourth Annual Donkey Jamboree
On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Golden West Casino in Mesquite will sponsor a Donkey Jamboree benefiting Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. This event will feature live donkeys from the donkey rescue satellite adoption center in Scenic, Arizona. There will be live music by the local band Bottoms Up. Mark Meyers will also be on hand to answer questions about the organization. The Mesquite Showgirls will also be at the event. Hot dogs, beer, and wine will be available for purchase at $2 each. All proceeds for this event go directly to the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. For more information visit DonkeyRescue.org.
Soul What?! live at Zion Canyon Brew Pub
“Soul What?!” will perform live music at the Zion Canyon Brew Pub on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Date night and family night board games
Celebrity Concert Series – BYU Men’s Chorus
Fiyah Rootz live at George’s Corner Restaurant
Fiyah Rootz will perform at George’s Corner Restaurant this Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. For a musical lineup at George’s Corner, visit StGeorgeCafe.com.