What: The Ogden Mustangs’ first home games of the 2017-18 season are against the Utah Outliers. The first 200 fans through the door Friday get a free rally towel. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. but go early for tailgating, food and fun. Bring your own food and beverages for Friday’s tailgate. On Saturday, you can bring your own and also enjoy the offerings of two food trucks on site: World’s Best Corn Dogs and Heidi Cake’s Gourmet Cupcakes. There will also be an award Saturday for the best tailgate setup (those looking to win the award need to be set up by 5:30).
What: Head over to the Ogden Nature Center after work for an evening filled with local brews, spirits and tasty bites as you test your avian knowledge. Enjoy drinks from local favorites Talisman Brewing, Rooster’s Brewing Co. and New World Distillery, marvel at live animal presentations and get competitive with a pub-style trivia match. Must be 21 or older. Must purchase tickets in advance.
What: Weber County has partnered with several organizations to bring entertainment, opportunities and services from several nonprofit organizations. Free and fun for all ages.
When and where: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29; Lester Park, 663 W. 24th St., Ogden.
What: Elvis Rocks Ogden 2017 features beautifully recreated Elvis concert jumpsuits from the original designers B & K Enterprises. Event includes a costume parade, contest and prizes, and a screening of the documentary “Elvis on Tour.” Dressing up as Elvis or in your best groovy-era outfit is encouraged.
What: Celebrate the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association with all the glitz and glamour of classic Hollywood. Walk the red carpet. Find out who wins a coveted OSBAr, and support the arts. Dinner catered by Union Grill, live music by Don Keipp and Friends, Vintage & Antiques Silent Auction. Wear what you like. Glam it up in evening wear or dress for comfort.
What: Odyssey Dance Theatre will present its smash Halloween hit Thriller in six locations this year. This year’s show will have all of the favorite pieces from the past — Thriller, The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem’s Mass, The Lost Boys and the River of Blood Dance — plus a few new surprises. Get your tickets early, because most of the performances sold out last year. (Thriller is not for children under 8 or the faint of heart.)
When and where: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30; Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 1901 University Circle, Ogden. Tickets at http://bit.ly/2xDRe0R or call 801-626-8500. $30.
What: It’s time again for the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church’s annual Ogden Greek Food Festival. Proudly offering delicious Greek sweets and delicious Greek food that represents the flavors and rich heritage of Greek culture. Specialty and craft items will also be available for sale in their boutique.
When and where: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30; Greek Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration, 674 42nd St., Ogden.
What: Come to the 2nd Annual Lodgetober Fest presented by your local Masonic Lodge for live music, great food, games and refreshments. This is a public event and all are invited. Bring your appetite and a friend.
When and where: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30; Golden Spike Lodge #6, 1240 20th St., Ogden. $5-12
What: We Are United! LUPEC is pleased to invite you to the second Hispanic Festival that will be held at the Ogden Union Station. Join in the celebration and promotion of Hispanic heritage and enjoy a fantastic art and literature show, and the participation of inspiring leaders from the Latino community!
When and where: 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept.30; Ogden’s Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden.
What: The Fall Market begins this weekend. It is a slimmed down version of Farmers Market Ogden with a heavy focus on late harvest produce. The weather is cooler and the amphitheater is lovely as ever.
When and where: 9 am to Noon Saturday, Sept.30; Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St., Ogden.
What: Sample beers from all the best local Utah craft beers while tasting Bavarian inspired foods and treats. Logo’d Snowbasin Beer Fest Mugs for sale. Samples are poured at 6 oz. Two tokens to fill a mug. Free music from Michelle Moonshine.
When and where: 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.1; Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd., Huntsville. $30-125.