Art Scene Selections: Nov. 10-18
Gabriel Gordon violin concert at The Monarch
This Friday night, enjoy a free solo violin concert of “unique proportions” by Gabriel Gordon in beautiful downtown Ogden that will utilize technology to elevate classical music to a whole new level. The concert is a benefit for the Ogden Camerata, Northern Utah’s premiere string ensemble for high school and college students. Tax-deductible donations are welcome on the night of the concert or through PayPal @archangelproductions if you would like to support the arts in Northern Utah but cannot attend the concert.
Friday, 7 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/OgdenCamerata.
Gobble Till You Wobble
The Monarch has “everything but the turkey” at this Saturday’s market. Go get your carb game on early with some fine food vendors (but you’ll have to wait for the stuffing and green bean casserole). DJ Bryson will be spinning in the Gist for you to burn off those holiday indulgences, and Ninth Muse Academy of Art and DaVinci Academy are hosting free arts and crafts to keep kids entertained while you grab the goods from over 30 art and food vendors: Aerie Naturals skin care, Strong Mama clothing, Stonesense earrings, Cassie Kay Art, Roman and Grey Co. candles, Northern Stitches, Tulanari jewelry, Logos Coffee, Petra’s Backstubchen, James Pies, and Delicius Venezualan food, Brookey Bakes and so many more will delight all of your senses. After shopping, enjoy a free concert by the new SLC band Vinyl Koala by the beer garden.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden.
7th Annual Ogden’s Big Lebowski Festival
A whole festival around the 1998 Coen brothers cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” is back in Ogden at Peery’s Egyptian Theater for its seventh year, and if you don’t like it, “Well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” Arguably the most quotable masterpiece in cinema history, starring Jeff Bridges as “The Dude,” as well as John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore, the dark comedy is so rife with quirky characters, lines, costumes and hilarious plot-twists (and a rug that ties the room together) that it proves worthy of annual festival gatherings around the country, including Ogden’s very own “Big Lebowski Festival.” Saturday’s festival, and fundraiser for The Egyptian Theater Foundation, includes a screening with a pre-party that includes a costume contest, trivia, amazing prizes and a cash bar with Lebowski-themed cocktails including White Russians, of course.
Saturday, 6 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; $22; ogdenpet.com/events.
The Calm Before the Storm
They’re coming … your mother-in-law, your cousin with her latest MLM pitch, your brother and sisters with their “friendly” political debates. Before the holiday havoc arrives, relax with the girls and enjoy drinks (non-alcoholic too), skin care, amazing art, jewelry, soaps, candles, live music and more. Shop at the bustling market full of holiday gifts and self-care goods with vendors including JBud Ranch soaps, Knots by Gisel Macrame, BadBatch Sister home decor, Aeree Naturals skin care, She Knows clothing and art, You Are Uniquely Magic and others. Then, unwind with an entire lineup of solid entertainment: an intimate concert with the Dustbowl Collective, Ogden Comedy Club to get your endorphins going and your gut-laughs on, and Kairos poll fitness dancers. Don’t even think twice. It’s free, and you deserve it!
Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden.