Art Scene Selections: Oct. 7-14
Casino Night Fundraiser Benefiting Youth Impact Ogden
This Friday, guests will walk into the Royal Room at The Monarch head to toe in Gatsby-inspired cocktail attire for the popular Youth Impact fundraiser. Participants are provided with $1,000 in tokens to play at any table of choice — blackjack, poker, roulette — for opportunity drawings and a chance to win prizes. For those who just want to socialize, there will be plenty of room for lounging and mingling since The Monarch is a significantly larger venue than they’ve had in years past. A cash bar with adult beverages, and food served by the kids of Youth Impact, will be offered throughout the night. The money raised for Youth Impact this year will be used to remodel their commercial kitchen. “It is currently a hodgepodge of donated and broken equipment and it has needed serious love for years,” volunteer and event founder/organizer Brenda Gerena said. “Besides feeding the kids daily, the kids have shown interest in learning how to cook. But the space is not conducive to a good working environment, so we have to change that.” This event is almost sold out! Visit youthimpactogden.org to purchase tickets.
Friday, 6:30 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $50; youthimpactogden.org.
Boo-Nanza at The Monarch Market
What are YOU doing this Saturday? The Monarch is the place to be for all ages! Celebrate Halloween month during the Monarch Market with indoor trick-or-treating to over 25 vendors and creative studios. The beer garden will have live music from Ogden’s country-folk duo Turtle Dovin’ and Ninth Muse Academy of Art has a free pumpkin activity for kids in the workshop room. And there will be so much more — pie throwing in the alley, a kids’ costume contest, carved pumpkin contest (bring your already carved jack-o’-lantern) and unique artisan vendors including Petra’s Backstubchen German goodies, Delicius Venezuelan food, Dawnitas Doggie Delights, Seek 4 Chocolate, Jesse The Banana Boy, Ice Cream Bike, Logos Coffee, Stone Sense jewelry, Northern Stitches knitted items, JulBudRanch handmade soaps and so much more!
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden/events.
Beer & Ballet with Ballet West
This Saturday night, get a taste of local craft beer and a live performance from the elite touring classical-contemporary ensemble Ballet West II. They’re coming to Ogden after touring all over the country, with excerpts from the classic masterpiece “Raymonda Pas de Dix,” Edward Sterlie’s “Lacymosa” solo and a sneak peek of a new work by Christina Ghairdi. Drinks and a reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price includes three drink tickets, and nonalcoholic beverages will be available. Proceeds benefit the Educational & Outreach Programs of Onstage Ogden. Visit onstageogden.org or call 801-399-9214 for tickets.
Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; The Browning Theatre at Ogden’s Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.; $40/$50 at the door; onstageogden.org.
Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the GRAMMY-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $25/$10 children under 12; onstageogden.org.
Brue with Imag!nary Friendz and future.exboyfriends
Sammy Brue just got home to Ogden after a monthlong tour with Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) and he’s bringing his new band, Brue, to The Monarch for their first Ogden concert next Thursday! New punk-style music by Brue, with support from popular Salt Lake City bands Imag!nary Friendz and future.exboyfriends makes this a not-to-be-missed show. Sammy Brue hasn’t played in Ogden for a couple of years and may not be in concert here again any time soon. Now is the time! This is an all-ages show and there will be a beer garden with local craft brews and hard seltzers. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased online or at the door.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $15; https://bit.ly/2Yj2Vvy.