Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide

This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features live music, game nights, farmers markets, theater productions, bike rides, art exhibits, 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_TITLEBased 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 For information visit “Shrek The Musical,” or call (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300.

Children’s creative movement art classes

southern utah weekend events features Difiore Center Art ClassesThis 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, or call (208) 360-6255.

Southern Utah Art Guild presents “Turn Up the Heat”

southern utah weekend events straightlogoArtist 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. For information, visit, email Jo Ann Merrill at, or call (435) 627-4500.


Art Works Gallery presents “That Looks Sketchy”

southern utah weekend events Looks SketchyThe opening reception takes place on 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 through June 23 Tuesdays–Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, visit, email Linda Kiley at, or call (503) 810-2958.

Creative Art Spa

southern utah weekend events creativeartspa-figureAre you searching for a relaxing way to tap into your creative process to explore and get to know yourself in a different way? Creative Art Spa provides a way to utilize the creative process to express yourself and gain insight and awareness Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. No artistic experience is necessary, just an open mind! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at

Mr. CP’s Jazz Jam at Even Stevens

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Mr. CP’s Jazz Jam is at Even Stevens Thursday from 6 to 8 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”

southern utah weekend events Annie Get Your GunAnnie 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 For more information, call (435) 251-8000.

St. George Musical Theater presents “Brigadoon”

southern utah weekend events BrigadoonA 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 For more information, call (866) 967-8167.

Student Music Night at Even Stevens

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Student Music Night is at Even Stevens Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.



Sunset on the Square

southern utah weekend events sunsetSunset on the Square is now in its 10th year! Southern Utah’s original and most loved summer movie series kicks off this Friday at 6 p.m. The free family-based community event features movies under the stars in the heart of St. George at Town Square Park. Every event features booths, food, face painting, lots of prizes and of course, dancing — all before the movie starts! Every second and fourth Friday of the month May 26–Aug. 25 will feature exciting themes and lots of extras our fans love! The movie starts at dusk, but the fun starts at 6 p.m. For information, visit Sunset on the Square, email Dawn McLain at, or call (702) 860-2341.

DocUtah presents “The Golden Age”

southern utah weekend events Golden ageDocUtah presents “The Golden Age” Friday at 7 p.m. at the Electric Theater. This film documents a season in the life of the highly competitive Golden Age League, a group of middle-aged former World Cup soccer players mostly from Latin America who play in Corona Park in Queens, New York. With muscles creaking, hairlines receding, and waistlines expanding, these skilled players compete at a level never before documented while holding down day jobs as window washers, traders, and electricians. Tickets are $10 per ticket at the door, cash only. Reservations are required and can be made at, For information, visit “The Golden Age”, email Phil Tuckett, or call (435) 652-7574.

 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. Come kick the party off May 26 for swag Ggveaways. There is not a cover charge. Must be 21 and older. For information, visit Toadz.

DJ Spinz at The One and Only

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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.



Woman’s Beginner Mountain Bike Ride

southern utah weekend events women bike rideWomen’s Ride Day will be Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. All rides will meet at Red Rock Bicycle at 8 a.m. and roll out at 8:30 a.m. Plan on being back to the shop around 10 a.m. Red Rock Bicycle will provide post-ride refreshments. This is a free event and open to the public. For information visit EventBrite.

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, 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 or call her at (435) 865-6792.

Folklore to History with Dr. Leo Lyman and Jedediah Rogers

southern utah weekend events Folklore to historyDr. Leo Lyman and Jedediah Rogers will speak of memories as folklore and transform them into Utah history Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at Silver Reef Museum. For information, visit Silver Reef Museum.

Fiyah Rootz at Zion Canyon Brew Pub

southern utah weekend events guide Zion Canyon Brew Pub

Fiyah Rootz 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 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, or visit Kanab Outdoor Market.

Summer Kick-off Party 2017

southern utah weekend events Duck CreekBe sure to not miss the Duck Creek Village Association Barbeque Fundraiser summer kick-off party. There will be live music and entertainment. This is an outdoor venue and families are welcome. This event will be held at the Duck On In Saloon 795 Pioneer Mountain Rd. at Duck Creek Village Saturday at 6 p.m. For information, visit

Date night and family night board games

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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


Blackhawk CD Release Party at Even Stevens

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Blackhawk CD Release Party featuring Blackhawk Walter with special guests Raven Cain, John Houston, Mason Walters, Gordan Strang, Evelyn Gilgannon, and Nic Chamberlin at Even Stevens Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. You are not going to want to miss this event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.

The Slackers at the Bit and Spur

southern utah weekend events the slackersThe Slackers are a classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. They play what they like to call “Jamaican Rock N Roll.” This band is equally appreciative of old blues, country, ’60s soul, rock, and rhythm and blues as it is of reggae, rocksteady, dub, and ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters. The Slackers will perform live at Bit and Spur Saloon. The opening act will be “Show Me Island” Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. Ages 21 and older. ID’s are required. For more information, call (435) 772-3498.

Nick Adams at Even Stevens

southern utah weekend events guide Even StevensNick Adams will perform at Even Stevens Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.