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Art Scene Selections: Jan. 20-27

By The Monarch - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Jan 19, 2022

New Year, New Vibe

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A new Ladies' Night for the New Year offers grounding, centeredness, live music, art workshops, vendors and more this Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.

Celebrate the new year with self-love workshops, live music, vendors and art at The Monarch’s ladies’ night in January. Music will be provided by an awesome DJ, along with a beer garden and local vendors. In addition, a variety of high-vibe workshops will be offered (tickets sold separately):

  • Energy Bowls with Zion Sand and Stone.
  • Botanical Wands with Wild Meraki.
  • Get Centered and Ignite your Vitality with Evolve Eden Wellness Studio.
  • Taste and Paint with Seek4Chocolate and Paint Kits.
  • Sit, Clip, Manifest with Michelle Phelps. Make your vision board for 2022! No pre-registration required but get there early while supplies last!

Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com/happenings.

2022 Sneddon HOF German Festival

The annual HOF Germanfest brings people together to celebrate the connection between the sister cities of Ogden, Utah, and Hof, Germany. Created by President Dwight Eisenhower’s People to People program in 1953, today it is the oldest and most successful sister city partnership in the program. The two-day HOF Germanfest is considered Utah’s premier winter family fun event, featuring German bands, beer and food such as wiener schnitzel, bratwurst and knockwurst. Authentic craft booths by local and out-of-state vendors decorate the festival, offering their wares. People of all ages can dance to polkas, waltzes and the “chicken dance” late into the night.

Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd.; $8/$5 children 12 and under/$25 family pass; ogdenpet.com/events.

‘The Two-Character Play’

Originally set to open on Jan. 13, Good Company Theatre’s presentation of Tennessee Williams’ psychological thriller “The Two-Character Play” is postponed until later this month. The local production is directed by Teresa Santerson and stars Natalie Keezer (Clare) and Jess Nepivoda (Felice) as the squabbling siblings stuck in the middle of nowhere after being abandoned by their acting troupe. “Arguably, no one is as good at building paranoid tension as Tennessee Williams was,” explained Good Company Theatre co-Director Alicia Washington in a media release. “This intense play gives distorted meaning to the phrase ‘family drama.'” Stay updated on the new opening date at goodcotheatre.com.

snOwFOAM w/ The Lil Smokies

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Celebrate Ogden's sister city Hof, Germany, with authentic German cuisine, beer and music at the two-day festival this weekend.

2022 snOwFOAM is featuring The Lil Smokies for its fifth annual midwinter concert. The hard-to-define, ’70s folk/rock-sounding, bluegrass instrument-playing band from Missoula, Montana, has earned a national following performing constantly at top venues such as Red Rocks. Their latest album, “Tornillo” (2020), was produced by Bill Reynolds, who also worked with The Avett Brothers and Band of Horses. OFOAM presented The Lil Smokies at the 11th Annual Ogden Music Festival in 2018 and are excited to have them return to The Monarch this month. The all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM), founded by Michelle Tanner and Reba Nissen, produces festivals and events with the best, award-winning Americana, bluegrass and soul music they successfully scout out around the nation and bring to Weber County and the greater Wasatch Front region every year.

Friday, Jan. 28, 7-10:30 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $25/$20 in advance/kids under 16 free; ofoam.org.

After being postponed, "The Two-Character Play" by Good Company Theatre will open on Jan. 27, 2022.

Don't miss one of the hottest bands in bluegrass presented by OFOAM on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at The Monarch.

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