Art Scene Selections: March 10-17
Get Your Green On Saturday Market
The Monarch is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for a special family-friendly Saturday market this weekend. Shop from unique arts vendors, visit the beer and seltzer bar and enjoy live music from Rorry Forbush, Kevin Corbett and a “special surprise.” The first 10 kids to find the hidden Leprechaun will win a special prize. Take your photo with the lucky little fairy gnome — and don’t forget to wear your best green so you don’t get pinched!
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com/happenings.
NEXT Ensemble presents: Women in Music
Music, poetry and contemporary art come together in a celebration of the achievements of women in the otherwise male-dominated world of the arts. Enjoy a performance composed and performed by women in the gorgeous setting of Ogden Contemporary Arts’ female-driven exhibit “LAND BODY.” Because NEXT Ensemble believes in supporting local talent, all performers in this event are local. Two poets performing their work are Wynter Storm and Angelika Brewer. The music will be a collection of quartets by composers Caroline Shaw and Jessie Montgomery. The musicians are Marianne Rohbock on first violin, Jeline Barut on second violin, Tara Hoellein on viola and Kaitlin Findlay on cello. The whole family is invited and encouraged to attend.
Saturday, 7 p.m.; Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St.; $10; nextensemble.org.
Excellence Concert Series: Tablado Flamenco Dance Troupe
Excellence in the Community presents a night of traditional Spanish music and dancing with modern flair. Tablado Flamenco is a dance company from Salt Lake City known for preserving the authentic richness of flamenco. Founded in 2005 by Jeff Whiteley, Excellence in the Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has presented over 750 concerts based on the premise that “Utah’s best musicians and dancers represent a powerful resource for bringing people together and enhancing communities.” All concerts are free and open to the public.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; free; ogdenpet.com/events.
Celtic Celebration returns for its 19th show this Wednesday night, bringing Irish culture to the community. What began as an Oasis Performance in 2004 featuring community talent called “An Evening of Irish Music and Dance” became a collaboration with Peery’s Egyptian Theater as Celtic Celebration due to its success. The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which opens with a pipe and drum band, has featured Celtic Beat, Feet of Fire and prominent Irish/Celtic bands from all over Northern Utah. This year will feature the Celtic fusion band Callanish from Salt Lake City, Celtic Beat Irish Dancers and the Wasatch & District Pipe Band. Peery’s Egyptian Theater says, “It is very exciting for the dancers to get to perform to live music.” Celtic Beat Irish Dancers are under the direction of LaRae R. Thackeray.
Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; $15/$10 children and seniors; ogdenpet.com/events.
Utah Symphony: Carnival of the Animals with Children’s Dance Theatre
The Utah Symphony returns to Weber State University for a special family performance, presented by Onstage Ogden. Children can experience the symphony in a program designed just for them with Utah Symphony: Carnival of the Animals, “one of the most recognizable and beloved pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saens,” says Onstage Ogden. “Go on a journey through the animal kingdom from the graceful swan to the majestic lion with dancers from Children’s Dance Theatre.” The program includes “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks,” “The Carnival of the Animals” and more. Starting at 6:30 p.m., there is a free music detectives class for students and families in Room 210.
Thursday, March 17, 7-8 p.m.; Val A. Browning Center at Weber State University, 1901 University Circle; $10/$5 students and children under 12; onstageogden.org.