Art Scene Selections: Oct. 28-Nov. 4
Dia de Los Muertos Ogden
This Friday is the third Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration of life and death at the historic Ogden Union Station presented by Nurture the Creative Mind. The big downtown party features artwork by local contemporary artist Richard Ramos, urban artist Alex Cervantes, traditional Mexican artist Ayne Velazquez and designer Natalie Blair, with ofrendas from 12 local families, a community altar, craft market, car show and live music by Rumba Libre, Groupo Clave and Ballet Folklorico’s Danza y Color. Food trucks will be dishing up Mexican-style food for the celebrations, including Wimpy and Fritz, Bombdilla, Chrurro’mazing and Churro Del Norte. The event organizers say they started Dia de Los Muertos with intentions to “remain authentic, be respectful to tradition, celebrate culture, educate the community, be inclusive and build a legacy.” All are welcome to the free community celebration of our Hispanic culture in Ogden.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.; free; facebook.com/events/521225789156020.
Bites, Brews & Tunes
The Monarch Market is bringing the community together over local craft beer, great food and live music this Saturday with its inaugural Bites, Brews & Tunes featuring a special live performance by indie folk musician Old Ghost, who released the new single “Shine on the Way” last week. Unlike the regular Monarch Market (now the second Saturday of every month), Bites, Brews & Tunes is focused on ready-to-eat delectable bites, this week from Utah’s Own, food vendors and concerts. The Monarch will begin hosting the food and music focused markets regularly, every last Saturday of the month, starting in January.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden.
9 Rails Film Festival presents ‘Troll 2’
9 Rails Film Festival returns on Halloween night, this year celebrating the famously terrible 1990 comedy-horror flick filmed in Morgan, “Troll 2,” starring Ogden-based musician and actor Darren Ewing, who will be in attendance for a Q&A at the film screening. “Troll 2,” a film about a family hunted by vegetarian goblins who are trying to mutate them into plants so they can eat them, has no connection to the 1986 movie “Troll” (or the Dreamworks animated “Trolls”). But it’s relatively family-friendly (PG-13 rated) and not too scary for kids. In addition to the movie, there will be a costume contest with prizes, a silent auction, cash bar, food trucks and more at the free, all-ages event. All proceeds from donations and the auction will go to Ogden Contemporary Arts and to assist in funding for next year’s event. Donations are encouraged and may be made in person or in advance through Venmo @MonarchVenues.
Sunday, 7 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; 9railsfilm.com.
Dia de Los Muertos at The Monarch
The five-day celebration of Latino culture, community inclusivity and the arts — Dia de Los Muertos at The Monarch — begins Monday with the opening of a community altar dedicated to the victims of COVID-19, continuing with free daily events throughout the week including the Latino Film Festival, Ogden City School District Art and Music Showcase, and concluding with a Friday night concert with Mariachi Aguilas de La Esperanza, WSU’s Ballet Folklorico and the nationally acclaimed Chicano band from East Los Angeles Las Cafeteras on Friday. All of the events are free, thanks to generous support from RAMP, Ogden City Arts, Utah Arts & Museums, WESTAF/NEA and other partners. Visit ofoam.org/events/dia-de-los-muertos-at-the-monarch for the full events lineup.
Monday through Friday, Nov. 5, various times; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; ofoam.org/events/dia-de-los-muertos-at-the-monarch.
Kendrick Zane Live in Ogden
Excellence in the Community continues its 2021/22 free community concert series at Peery’s Egyptian Theater this Monday with Kendrick Zane. Jeff Whiteley, Excellence founder, calls Zane “a prime example of a pianist/singer type celebrated in the song ‘Piano Man.'” The highly requested performer at piano bars and cruise ships is bringing his own band to offer a salute to these “piano men” such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and more from the historic Ogden theater. Tickets are paid for by generous sponsors and all are welcome for the family-friendly concert.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; free; ogdenpet.com.