Art Scene Selections: Sept. 16-23
Ogden Twilight: Purity Ring
Ogden Twilight 2021 continues with Purity Ring, whose album “WOMB” was released in April 2020, produced and recorded entirely by the electro-pop band duo of Megan James and Corin Rodd. The new sounds will light up the Ogden Amphitheater on Thursday, where they’ll perform as part of their “Tour de Womb.” Ogden Twilight now has 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 audience of 7,000-plus. Catch the official Ogden Twilight after-parties at nearby bars Alleged and Unspoken.
Thursday, 5 p.m.; Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St.; $10; facebook.com/ogdentwilight.
The King’s Mouth
It’s the last week to see “The King’s Mouth”, an all-encompassing sensory experience by Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips featuring 14 original art pieces that tell the fantastical narrative of the King’s Mouth through multimedia collage, including music created by the band specifically for the experience inside a giant tree-like head of spectacular silver. The interactive art installation is free to the public and open during regular business hours at the OCA Center.
Now through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Saturday) or 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sundays); Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St.; free; ogdencontemporaryarts.org.
The Monarch presents the first annual Fallapalooza to celebrate the new fall season with the community. For the autumn bash, the historic 1920s parking garage venue is turning into a festival zone with donut-eating and pie-throwing contests, the Ogden Valley Southwest BBQ food truck, a beer garden, live music, art classes and more than 40 vendors, including Salt Lake Syrups, Brookey Bakes, Cheryls Bagels, Seek4Chocolate, Banana Bread Boy, Plant Kandy, Wired Up Creations, StonesSense, Black Fox Oddities, Bonita Boutique and many more. The live music on the patio from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. has a great lineup of local musicians: Paddy Teglia, Rorry Forbush and Compass Rose with DJ Bryson Deardon spinning vinyl in The Gist. Special art classes are available from two of The Monarch creatives: Hope and Evolution’s flower crown class for $40 and Wild Meraki’s pulp painting workshop for $50, both at noon. To reserve in advance, visit @hopeandevolution or @wildmeraki_ on Instagram.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com.
20th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration
A community favorite, the Harvest Moon Celebration is aptly themed “Come Together” this year to commemorate its 20th anniversary and pay tribute to City Club’s 30th year on Historic 25th Street. Heidi Harwood, owner of the beloved downtown Beatles museum and bar, is one of the founders of Harvest Moon. Ogden Downtown Alliance, which now runs the celebration, is excited to welcome everyone back into downtown to celebrate the end of summer and support local businesses with live music (a Beatles tribute band headlining), food and beverages, artisan exhibits, community organizations, cultural performances, Social Axe Throwing, Northern Utah Cornhole competition and kids’ activities in the 100 and 200 blocks of Historic 25th Street for the free event. Beer will be available at designated beverage stations for guests 21 or older until 8 p.m. For more details, visit the 20th Anniversary Harvest Moon Celebration event page on Facebook.
Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; Historic 25th Street; free; facebook.com/ogdendowntown.
Turn of the Century House Tour
Since 1978, the Weber County Heritage Foundation’s annual Historic Home Tour has been “re-igniting a passion for historic architecture, along with a renewed interest and appreciation for the history that shaped, influenced and built the communities of Weber County.” This Saturday, they are hosting the Annual House Tours in Central Ogden beginning at the Eccles Art Center, where check in begins at 9:45 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at EAC on the day of the tour, or online at a $5 discount. The event is free for Weber County Heritage Foundation members. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit preservation projects across Weber County.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.; $20/$15 in advance; webercountyheritagefoundation.com/housetours.
EAC Summer Art Fair
It’s the last week of the Summer Art Fair at Eccles Art Center for the summer season. Stop by this Saturday 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.
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. This Sunday evening, 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.
Ogden Yoga Fest
The 9th annual Ogden Yoga Festival, an all-day celebration of yoga and community, will be held at The Monarch this year under new direction and a greater Ogden focus. New festival director Stephanie DeTar, owner of The Lotus Cafe, Yoga Studio & Shop, is bringing to it a renewed emphasis on community — specifically Ogden. Eight Ogden yoga studios will be represented this year, allowing attendees to get acquainted with teachers from all of the community yoga studios at once, all in one space. Detar hopes to infuse the day with positive energy, highlighting the best sampling of seasoned Ogden teachers, and to continue building the strong sense of community it originally set out to do. For more event details, visit ogdenyogafest.com.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $45; ogdenyogafest.com.