Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide
This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features Mayhem in Mesquite XI, farmers markets, theater productions, a singles’ event, 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.
Southwest Slam Pickleball Tournament
The Rotary Club of St. George will host its second annual Southwest Slam Pickleball Tournament Thursday–Saturday at the Little Valley pickleball complex. The cost for all players and skill levels is the $35 entry fee and an additional $5 fee per event. USAPA membership is not required. Tournament play at the Little Valley complex begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday with men’s and women’s doubles and a seniors-only double elimination round for pickleball enthusiasts over age 50. On Friday at 8 a.m., men’s and women’s doubles will be played at the same location with a double elimination for players of any age. At the same time and location Saturday is a mixed doubles May madness “winner take all” single elimination bracket. For information, visit St. George Rotary Club SW Slam Pickleball Tournament, email Lynn Beecher at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (435) 319-4310.
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.
Southern Utah Art Guild presents “Turn Up the Heat”
Artist work will be on display in the Red Cliff Gallery, 220 N. 200 E., on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 to June 15. There will be an artist reception and award ceremony in the gallery Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. This event is open to the public. Please come meet the artists, view the wonderful art in the gallery, and enjoy some delicious refreshments. For information, visit SouthernUtahArtGuild.com, email Jo Ann Merrill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (435) 627-4500.
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.
Josh Larsen at Even Stevens
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.
Jordan Young at George’s Corner
The Ultimate Photographer’s Adventure Weekend
Join them Friday–Sunday at 3 p.m. for an epic weekend full of outdoor adventures and photo ops in St. George. Together, you will explore Zion National Park and the four state parks through a variety of active experiences like ATV tours, canyoneering, hiking the Narrows, and a bonfire campout under the stars. Learn incredible photo tips from renowned photographers, and network with other Instagrammers and photographers. The event is open to the public, so feel free to come and go at your will. You can sign up for any of the four meetups throughout the weekend. They will have hotel and camping deals plus giveaways. You don’t want to miss this. Please RSVP here. They will update the Facebook event page with special discounts and updates about the event.
Linked Together for Lincoln benefit dance concert
Five-year-old Lincoln has faced medical challenges all his life, many related to his lungs. The Vault dance studio has been open since 2011 and is home to a big family of dancers and parents that stick together to help a cause. Each year, The Vault has a family or person in need that they dedicate their year to. The Vault holds a spring concert to raise money for their cause in order to support and ease financial burdens for this individual or family. The Vault is home to Kalamity, an adult hip hop crew. Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., the concert will include a variety of numbers from the younger dancers along with vocal solos and special appearances by local performers. Food and silent auction items will be available for purchase before the concert from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. For information, visit Linked Together for Lincoln, email Tia Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (435) 216-8974.
Art Cowles at Even Stevens
Art Cowles at Even Stevens Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.
El Dub at Georges Corner
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.
Andrew Goldring at Jazzy’s
Andrew Goldring will perform Friday 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.
Singles’ Night at the St. George Art Museum
Calling all singles! St. George Art Museum is having a fun evening of karaoke, refreshments, ice-breaker games, and a photo booth Friday at 7 p.m. This a free event for ages 18 and older. For information, visit St. George Chamber.
Southwest Symphony Orchestra Presents Captivating Pops with Kurt Bestor
The orchestra offers vibrant, mesmerizing sounds of classical and modern favorites Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at DSUtix.com. For information, email email@example.com, or call (435) 879-9130.
Fan Halen at CasaBlanca
Jamaica Vacation Giveaway Hosted by DJ Johnny Utah
El Dub at FireHouse
El Dub will perform Friday at 9 p.m. at FireHouse. There will be a cover charge at the door. This is a 21 and older event. ID’s will be required at the door. For more information, call Firehouse at (435) 674-4455.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (435) 865-6792.
Backyard Revival 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 email@example.com, or visit Kanab Outdoor Market.
Jess Claymore at Even Stevens
Get into Even Stevens for a great night of entertainment and fun. Jess Claymore will perform at Even Stevens Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Directly following Jess Claymore, there will be a cornhole competition from 8 to 10 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit Even Stevens, or call (435) 251-6636.
The Last Dance at Jazzy’s
Jazzy’s will have its last show and will be doing it with a great event with several bands performing. Performing will be Lace, Sleep Dealer, Stayer, Nevermind, Our Corsair, and Behind The Wheat Grinder. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and the music will start at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Jazzy’s facebook, or call Jazzy’s at (435) 688-9469.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Cowles at Georges Corner
Mayhem in Mesquite XI
Tuff-N-Uff presents Future Stars of MMA. Doors open at 6 p.m., fights start at 7 p.m., and the afterparty starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $11–$50 and can be purchased at StarTickets.com. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. No one under the age of 3 will be admitted. For more information, visit CasaBlancaResort.com or call (877) 438-2929.
Sin City Sinners at CasaBlanca
Sin City Sinners is a group of prominent musicians who perform self-penned originals and rock and roll covers at key venues throughout Las Vega. Saturday after the fights from 10 p.m. to midnight. This show is free and open to the public. Must be 21 and older. ID’s are required. For more information, visit CasaBlancaResort.com or call (877) 438-2929.