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Ogden Art Scene: Tunes and tastes galore this weekend

By Deann Armes - | Jun 23, 2022
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2021 Untamed Pops! at Ogden Amphitheater.
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Families relax on the grass for live tunes at the first Blues, Brews & BBQ of the season on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Queering the Archives/I Matter Kick Off

Crafts, food and drag come together for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies on Friday at Ogden’s Union Station. The Queering the Archives / I Matter event created by the Head of Special Collections at Weber State University Sarah Langsdon and her son Sammy is an invitation for the queer people in the Ogden area to become a part of local history. The lack of information about the queer community in the Ogden area inspired Langston to start “Queering the Archives” to document stories, photos and memories of people in the LGBTQ+ community. Attendees at Friday’s event can find out more about the project and how to get involved. Other planned activities include the “I Matter” exhibit of photographs, artwork and written word by LGBTQ+ youth in Weber and Davis counties. The Myra Powell Art Gallery at Union Station will feature an exhibit, “Rainbow Letters,” displaying the responses from people about what it is like being a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Northern Utah.

Friday, June 24, 4-7 p.m., Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, free, weberqueerarchives.org and imatter.org

Untamed POPS!

Chamber Orchestra Ogden is back with their community favorite ‘Untamed POPS!’ at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday. This year, the annual free concert will feature patriotic tunes, music of The Beatles, Gloria Estefan, the Eagles, John Williams, your favorite movies and more. Student musicians from Imagine Music will make special guest appearances throughout the concert. Attendees can enjoy a blanket picnic during the concert with great eats from one of the food trucks. Chairs are also permitted on the grassy hill inside the amphitheater with beautiful views of the stage and surrounding architecture and Ogden mountains. Chamber Orchestra Ogden, founded and led by Dr. Michael Palumbo, professor emeritus at Weber State University, is made up of over 60 professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians from along the Wasatch Front. COO regularly brings high-quality, low-cost orchestra concerts to downtown Ogden.

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., Ogden Amphitheater, 343 East 25th Street, free, chamberorchestraogden.org

2nd Annual Ogden Can Fest

Local libations, live music and games return to Ogden’s Own Distillery amphitheater for the 2nd Annual Ogden Can Fest on Saturday. Together with Salt Lake City Weekly, Ogden’s Own Distillery and Five Wives Vodka host the five-hour extravaganza that celebrates Ogden’s beverage and food scene by showcasing local adult drink makers: Rooster’s Brewery, UTOG, Ogden River Brewing Company, Talisman, Cerveza Zolupex and Ogden’s Own Distillery. Gather with the Ogden community, enjoy live music and cheers to these Ogden-grown canned goods.

Saturday, June 25, 5-10 p.m., Ogden’s Own Distillery, 615 West Stockman Way, $10 ($7 pre-sale), cityweeklystore.com

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Snowbasin Resort’s wildly popular Blues, Brews, & BBQ series returned last Sunday with blues rocker Kris Lager and continues with the West Coast funk of Diggin’ Dirt this week with SLC funk band Cam Gallagher & The Tasty Soul opening. A great lineup of touring bands awaits music and beer lovers every Sunday in July; on-leash dogs and kids are welcome at these outdoor concerts, where attendees can bring blankets, chairs and umbrellas to set up on the plush lawn and dancers of all ages like to sink their feet into the front-of-stage sandpit. Cocktails and local brews are available on the patio to wash down the BBQ-style grub from Earl’s Lodge. While there, friends and families can also explore the hiking trails, ride the gondola or head over to the Wildflower Mini-Golf Course and playground.

Sunday, June 26, 12-5 p.m., Snowbasin Resort, 3925 East Snowbasin Road, Huntsville, $10, shop.snowbasin.com/s/summer-activities


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