Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide
This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features Amazing Earthfest, farmers markets, a mud run, theater productions, a 1940s hanger-style dance, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (208) 360-6255.
Art Works Gallery presents “Flower Power”
In celebration of everything floral, Art Works Gallery presents “Flower Power” Thursday through Saturday from 11 to 6 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 email@example.com, or call (503) 810-0958.
Nutrition 101 at Red Rock Bike Lab
Join Red Rock Bike Lab for a quick rundown on nutrition products that can help you reach your cycling goals led by their sales manager, Scott Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. This class is free but limited to the first 15 people to register at eventbrite.com.
Open mic night with Dixie Guitar King at Even Stevens
Open mic night with Dixie Guitar King at Even Stevens is Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
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 Thursday–Saturday 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.
St. George Musical Theater presents “Brigadoon”
A vacation in the Scottish Highlands leads two friends to discover a mythical village that only appears one day every 100 years. Filled with whimsy, romance, and timeless songs, this beloved musical is a tribute to the power of true love! This performance takes place Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with an additional show Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17–$21 and can be purchased at ShowTix4U.com. For more information, call (866) 967-8167.
Ragnar Trail Zion
Hit the trails and leave the world behind at Ragnar Trail Zion, presented by Salomon. Teams of 8 or 4 will find their inner wild on three different gritty trails that start and finish at Ragnar Village. The adventure starts Friday at 8 a.m. at Zion Ponderosa Ranch, a trail running Shangri-la that sits on 8,000 pristine acres of land bordering Zion National Park. Runners will experience the vast southern Utah desert landscape as they meander through juniper and pine trees on their way to new plateaus. Dixie National Forest, Cedar Breaks, and Zion National Park’s famous Checkerboard can all be seen from the course. Ragnar Village provides yoga, bonfires, s’mores, music, entertainment, and a party atmosphere that Ragnarians have come to love. For information visit RunRagnar.com.
Lyndy Butler at Even Stevens
Lyndy Butler will perform at Even Stevens Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
Shane Bars at Jazzy’s
Amazing Earthfest will run May 14–20 beginning at 8 a.m. in Kanab. Earthfest is southern Utah’s spring festival of learning, discovery, arts, and adventure exploring life in the intermountain west. Enjoy hiking, wildlife, scenery, dinosaurs, culture, ethics, history, and the dark sky of Utah’s canyon country. Watch award-winning documentary films of planetary, national, and regional significance in a cool, comfortable theater. Celebrate the centennial of America’s National Parks. Most events are free. For a schedule of events, visit AmazingEarthfest.org, stop in at the Kane County Visitor Center, or call (435) 644-3735.
DSU presents Diamond Talent’s annual spring showcase “Look Around”
On Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., DSU presents Diamond Talent’s annual spring showcase, “Look Around.” Tickets are $10–$12 and can be purchased at DSUtix.com. For information visit Look Around, or call (435) 652-7500.
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.
Hurricane Mud Run
This year’s event takes place on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. The course will run approximately 5K with obstacles, mud and lots of fun. This event is for everyone. You will select a “heat” time when you register. You can skip any obstacle you want. Hit them all or miss them all. It’s entirely up to you. The Hurricane Mud Run will take place in heats. The Utah Army National Guard will run their heat at 8 followed immediately by the police, fire and EMT at 8:15, an “elite heat” at 8:30, and open heats every 15 minutes. Registration is $70. For information, visit HurricaneMudRun.com.
SunRiver pet festival, Bark Blitz
Bark Blitz is one of many venues celebrating the special connection between people and pets. Food, contests, and demos are only some of the fun features of this unique and popular festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For information email, Angie Leavitt of SunWest Management at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (435) 773-4100, or visit SunRiver Pet Festival.
Zion Canyon Farmers Market
On Saturdays, 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 2017 season is May 6–Oct. 14. 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 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.
The Casey Lofthouse Band at Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Every Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m., the Kanab Outdoor Market will feature 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Kanab Outdoor Market.
Lisa Mac at Even Stevens
Lisa Mac will perform at Even Stevens Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
1940s USO-style Hangar Dance
On Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., step back into the 1940s for an evening of glamour, music, patriotism, dancing, vintage cars and planes, entertainment, refreshments, and more! For information, visit StGeorgeChamber.com or call Rebecca Edwards at (435) 229-4985. 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 email@example.com.
Holly Goodhead at Jazzy’s
Holly Goodhead will perform with Dune Lunes and Gold Star for Robert Boy on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jazzy’s. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door. For more information, call Jazzy’s at (435) 688-9469.
Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers, a tribute to ZZ TOP
Formed in 2011, Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers are the Bay Area’s own ultimate ZZ Top tribute band. Paying homage to America’s best rock ‘n’ roll band in history, the band dedicated itself not only playing ZZ Top’s music down to every detail but to having the real beards and stage get-ups as well. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15–$25 and can be purchased at StarTickets.com. This is a 21-and-older event. ID’s are required. For more information, visit CasaBlancaResort.com or call (877) 438-2929.
BassMint Pros Live
BassMint Pros will perform live Saturday at Mike’s Tavern in Cedar City at 9 p.m. You will not want to miss this event. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door. This is a 21 and older event. ID’s are required at the door. For information, visit MikesTavernCedarCity.com, or call (435) 867-5990.