Art Scene Selections: Sept. 9-16
Ogden Twilight: Death Cab for Cutie
Ogden Twilight 2021 continues this Friday with one of the most distinct indie rock bands of the early 2000s, Death Cab for Cutie. Their endearing ballads and tender lyrics quickly won hearts, most notably with “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” Now they’re touring with new tracks from “The Georgia EP” (2021) featuring a cover of “Waterfalls.” New at this year’s Ogden Twilight is full bar service — beer, wine and cocktails inside the venue — curtailing long, cash-only beer lines. Grab dinner and shop around from various food trucks and vendors, and expect electric performances and big energy from the sold-out audience. Catch the official Ogden Twilight after-parties at nearby bars, Alleged and Unspoken.
Friday, 6 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.); Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St.; $10; facebook.com/ogdentwilight.
Emporium Presents The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
Calling all Beatles fans! Grammy Award-winning tribute band The Fab Four is stopping at Peery’s Egyptian Theater during their U.S. tour to treat Ogden to “The Ultimate Tribute.” Relive masterfully replicated and performed Beatles classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Twist and Shout,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude” just like you’re seeing the real thing, in a show that takes you through every Beatles era (and three costume changes). This Beatles tribute act has delighted audiences around the globe including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil, and now you have the chance to see it right here in Ogden.
Friday, 8-11 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; $33.50-$53.50; ogdenpet.com/events.
EAC Summer Art Fair
Only two Saturdays left of the outdoor arts fair season at Eccles Art Center. Stroll by on this weekend for the huge artist celebration that started last year during the pandemic to support local artists and performers. Every Saturday brings a new array of over 60 artist booths and musicians on two performance stages to the beautiful outdoor grounds of the historic Victorian mansion. There are also art exhibits open inside the Eccles Art Center Main and Carriage House galleries and hands-on arts projects for kids.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.; free; ogden4arts.org.
The Monarch Market is back after resting over Labor Day weekend with live music from local jazzy favorites Standards and Substandards and beautiful music of the duo Loveladys. Relax and chill on the Monarch patio with cold craft brews just east of the farmers market and stroll through creative studios and specialty vendors including Aziza, Modern Egyptian and Middle Eastern food, Stone Sense, Plant Kandy, Liv Stones, Salt Lake Syrups and more.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (live music until 3 p.m.); The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com/monarch-market.
SnowWiesn — Oktoberfest at Snowbasin
Good news from Snowbasin! Only part of the Blues, Brews and BBQ season was canceled — the music festival is back with SnowWiesn, the Oktoberfest-themed fall event that launched in 2019 at Snowbasin to rave reviews. The free SnowWiesen festivities, Sundays from Sept. 12 through Oct. 3, include delicious Bavarian-themed food, activities and entertainment perfect for all ages: Masskrugstemmen and Hammerschlagen competitions, costume contests, free live music on the Blues, Brews & BBQ main stage and more. The afternoon starts with a polka-themed band and ends with rock and blues music from acts like Badfeather, Mothers of Mayhem, Tony Holiday and Eric Heidman. Be sure to visit snowbasin.com for the full lineup of music and events, and get there early — Roosters Brewing Co. will be pouring a special SnowWiesn Hef into limited, refillable glass mugs! Snowbasin is still looking for fun, energetic people to join their team with awesome perks and competitive wages so they can provide the best possible experience to guests at this year’s SnowWiesn. For more information, visit snowbasin.com.
Sundays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, noon to 5 p.m.; Snowbasin Resort, 3925 Snow Basin Road, Huntsville; free; snowbasin.com.
Oasis Summer Nights
Every Sunday evening in September, the Junior League of Ogden presents a family-friendly gathering of live music, art and food at the beautiful Oasis Community Garden. All are welcome at the four-week series of free and friendly community events. Load up on artisan goods from a variety of vendors, grab some delicious grub at the food trucks, throw down a blanket or chair and enjoy live tunes from local musicians in a lush garden setting.
Sunday, 4-6 p.m.; Oasis Community Garden, 2445 Monroe Blvd.; free; juniorleagueogden.org.
Mariachi Sol De Jalisco w/ Ballet Folkorico De Las Americas
Excellence in the Community presents a powerful night of dance and music inside the beautiful Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The free event brings the traditional culture of Mexico and Latin America in two exceptional performances by Mariachi Sol De Jalisco and the SLC nonprofit dance group Ballet Folklorico Las Americas, for all ages in the community to enjoy. Jeff Whiteley founded the nonprofit Excellence in the Community in 2005, which grew out of his experiences as a street musician in Paris, based on the premise that “Utah’s best musicians and dancers represent a powerful resource for bringing people together and enhancing communities.” This event is the first in a series of free shows that will be presented this year by Excellence in the Community in collaboration with Peery’s Egyptian Theater, featuring Utah artists at the historic Ogden theater. For updates on all upcoming concerts, visit ogdenpet.com/events.
Thursday, Sept. 16, 7:30-9 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; free; ogdenpet.com/events.
Good Company Theatre: ‘Fremont Junior High is Not Doing Oklahoma!’
In their first in-person, indoor production since before the COVID-19 pandemic, Good Company Theatre presents the comedic play “Fremont Junior High is NOT Doing Oklahoma!”, a world premiere written by Chicago-based theater artist and interdisciplinary scholar Paul Michael Thomson. “We’re excited that our return to indoor theater is filled with laughs,” said GCT co-director Alicia Washington. “‘Fremont Junior High is NOT Doing Oklahoma!’ is truly funny.” The story is about the Drama Club Council at Fremont Junior High School and its endearing president, 14-year-old queer boy Chrysanthemum, and his best friend Phylicia, the vice president and a “coloratura soprano in every way.” The announcement of the school’s spring musical, “Oklahoma!”, causes a humorous rift between the best friends and divides the council on whether or not to do the musical. “The show is quippy and hysterical but also touches on contemporary issues like equality and representation,” GCT co-director Camille Washington said. Discretion is advised for audiences under age 13 due to strong language. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of show date are required.
Sept. 16 through Oct. 3, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., ASL performance Sept. 25; Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave.; $25/$17 student; goodcotheatre.com.