Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide
This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features farmers markets, stand-up comedians, a free comic day, a home show, live music, an orchestra, 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.
Dick Earl’s Electric Witness at Even Stevens
Dick Earl’s Electric Witness will perform at Even Stevens is 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”
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.
Adam Dune at Even Stevens
Adam Dune 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.
Georgefest is southern Utah’s popular outdoor nightlife event. Local residents, artists, and entertainers invite you to gather at the heart of downtown St. George to celebrate the best of southern Utah. Enjoy a free Main Street concert, DJ Spinz Youth Dance Party, and the Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village for adults 21 plus. Georgefest is nightlife you can get excited about Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (435) 773-0781, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symphony of the Canyon’s presents “Spring Concert in Blue”
On Friday at 7 p.m., “Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue” will feature pianist Donna Casebolt as the featured selection for Symphony of the Canyon’s first concert of 2017. Additional selections include “The Beautiful Blue Danube,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “A Salute to Ol’ Blue Eyes,” “St. Louis Blues” and “Bluebells of Scotland” featuring Jack Allen on trombone. Kortney Stirland is directing. Tickets are $5. For information visit SymphonyOfTheCanyons.org, or call (435) 644-8276.
Brian Regan at Tuachan
Brian Regan, America’s favorite stand-up comedian, returns to Tuacahn Amphitheater Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $44–$52 and can be purchased online at Tuacahn.org. For more information, visit Tuacahn.org or call (800) 746-9882.
The Comedy Machine
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.
Kanab Mother’s Day 10K
Run the Kanab 10K. It’s a beautiful course along State Route 89. Custom-made trophies are awarded three deep in each age division. There is a post-race feast. Fruit of all kinds, juice, donut holes, mini muffins. All participants will need to be at Kanab City Park Saturday morning between 6 and 6:45 a.m. to catch a bus to the starting line. Last ride leaves at 6:45 a.m. The race begins at 7 a.m. Register online at runnercard.com. Packet pick-up and late registration is May 5 between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Kanab City Office 26 N. 100 E. The late registration fee is $30. The day of race registration fee is $35. Registration will take place between 6 and 6:30 a.m. For information visit VisitSouthernUtah.com.
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.
Sixteenth Annual Home and Garden show
The 16th annual Home and Garden show will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This expo has been southern Utah’s largest and most complete showcase of all the latest products and services in southern Utah. Most importantly you’ll discover ideas, inspiration, information, and experts all designed to help you create the home and garden you’ve always wanted. Also, don’t forget to bring your kids to this fun event as there will be free face painting. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at SpringHomeandGarden.com For information visit DixieCenter.com, or call (435) 668-9188.
Free Comic Book Day
On Saturday at 11 a.m., go on by Comics Plus for a fun-filled, all-day awesome event. Plus, there will be free comics! Meet local comic book artists and writers Lee Wiley, Gabriel Ol Raz Ramirez, and Jared Gifford. Also, returning for his second year will be 8-year-old Bradley (The Hustler) Wiley. This young prodigy is following in dad’s footsteps. He will be there to sell his artwork to pay for his Pokemon pack habit. Go by and support this enterprising young man. A great day of festivities with free comic books, all-day gaming, costume superhero characters, 501st and Rebel Legion characters (aka Disney’s Star Wars) and a huge store sale with 25–50 percent off select items. For information visit Comic Plus or call (435) 673-3229.
Tom Bennett at Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Kanab Outdoor Market
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.
Mikalene Ipson at Even Stevens
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.
Grace Mia Sullivan at Jazzy’s
Grace Mia Sullivan will perform with Lyndy Butler 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.
The Spazmatics are the best ‘80s new wave, pop, and rock. Doors will open Saturday at 7 p.m. The poolside concert will begin at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. This is a 21-and-older event. ID’s are required. For more information, visit CasaBlancaResort.com or call (877) 438-2929.