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Patriotic concert planned at Snowbasin
SNOWBASIN — A patriotic pops concert in the mountains is on tap next week at Snowbasin Resort.
Bring the lawn chairs and blankets for a performance — under the stars — by the Utah Symphony. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, on the lawn next to Earl’s Lodge at the resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, above Huntsville.
The concert will feature conductor Michael Krajewski and vocalist Hugh Panaro. Krajewski is known for his clever and humorous conducting style, and Panaro has performed in a number of Broadway shows, including “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.”
The program will include a variety of patriotic songs, including “The Star-spangled Banner,” “The Armed Forces Salute,” “God Bless America,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and more.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and organizers encourage folks to arrive early, as the lawn fills up quickly.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit Onstage Ogden.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $50 for VIP seating. Children under age 12 are $5, students with ID are $10, and active duty/military veterans with ID are admitted free.
For tickets or more information, visit www.snowbasin.com or call 888-437-5488.
'Goofy' movie lands in Layton
LAYTON — The Davis Arts Council’s Free Friday Film Series continues this week with a screening of “A Goofy Movie.”
The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive. A pre-movie activity, featuring a goofy photo booth, begins at 6:30 p.m.
“A Goofy Movie” is a 1995 animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures. When Max makes a promise to a girl he has a crush on, that promise is in jeopardy when he’s dragged on a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.
The film is rated G; running time is 1 hour, 18 minutes.
Blankets and chairs are welcome, or there are a limited number of fixed seats in front of the stage. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.davisarts.org or call 801-546-8575.
TEDxOgden returns to Egyptian Theater
OGDEN — TEDxOgden is back.
This year’s local gathering, featuring live TED-type talks as well as videos previously recorded at TED conferences, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.
Organizers say the goal of the event is to “connect the community, spark conversations worth sharing, and create inspiration through visual and spoken art.”
Talks at the Ogden event will include “Finding Balance While Striving to Be an Independent Woman,” by Kennedy Conroy; “The Costs of Idealizing Motherhood, by Julie de Azevedo Hanks; “What I Learned about Happiness from a Hundred Felons,” by Joseph Grenny; “The Art of Reuse: Rethinking Our Waste Through Creativity,” by Lin-hsiu Huang; “Students in Control: Learning for the ‘Prove It’ Economy,” by Bruce Kusch; “The Power of Caring,” by Brad Mortensen; “EPICUREANISM: Ancient Answers to Modern Questions,” by Marc Nelson; and “The Powerful Significance of One,” by Amy Wilde.
A pre-event social begins at 5:30 p.m., and an after-party follows the sessions, at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets to the event are $20, available through SmithsTix.com, at 801-689-8700, or at the box office.
See ‘Jurassic Park’ at dino park
OGDEN — See the ultimate dinosaur movie in the ultimate dinosaur venue.
Next week, the city’s free outdoor Monday Night Movies series is showing the 1993 Steven Spielberg blockbuster “Jurassic Park.” And what better place to show that film than at the Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park?
The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the dino park, 1544 E. Park Blvd. The series is usually held at the Ogden Amphitheater.
“Jurassic Park” tells the story of two paleontologists and a mathematician who are selected to tour an island theme park populated by living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA.
What could possibly go wrong?
The film stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough. It runs 2 hours, 7 minutes, and is rated PG-13.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.ogdencity.com or call 801-629-8718.
America, local heroes celebrated at Layton event
LAYTON — The city’s patriotic tradition returns this weekend with “Voices of Liberty” at the Kenley Amphitheater.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive. Admission is free.
In addition to live entertainment, “Voices of Liberty” will also include the presentation of the annual Hometown Heroes awards.
The performance is part of the Davis Arts Council’s Free Sunday Night Concert Series.
More information is available at www.davisarts.org or by calling 801-546-8575.
Ophir Creek offers two concerts of ‘folkgrass’
Get ready for a double dose of “folkgrass.”
The locally based band Ophir Creek will present a pair of concerts in Northern Utah next week.
At 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4, Ophir Creek will perform at Brigham City’s Independence Day celebration at Rees Pioneer Park, 800 W. Forest St., Brigham City.
Then, on Friday, July 5, the band will present a 8:30 p.m. concert at Cherry Hill Resort, 1325 S. Main St., Kaysville.
Admission to both concerts is free.
Ophir Creek plays a high-energy brand of acoustic Americana music that its members call “folkgrass” — a combination of folk, bluegrass and Southern gospel. They also throw in the occasional country song, and even a few Beatles covers.
Band members include Ken Bradshaw on guitar/banjo/vocals, Dale Searcy and Dave Shurtleff on guitar/vocals, John Sargent on guitar/mandolin/banjo/vocals, Keith Ray on bass/vocals, and Don Messenger on banjo.