Cemetery walking tours honor war veterans

OGDEN — This year’s Ogden City Cemetery Walking Tour will honor two important anniversaries in American history.

One hundred years ago, in 1919, the World War I Armistice brought an end to the conflict. And 75 years ago, in 1944, the invasion of France on D-Day signaled the beginning of the end of World War II.

In honor of these two events, the 2019 cemetery walking tour will honor those who served in the military from Weber County during those two wars.

Tours will visit four sections of the Ogden City Cemetery that were set aside for these veterans. Lasting about an hour each, the tours will begin every 15 minutes between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday, June 8 and 10. Participants should meet at 20th Street and Madison Avenue, also known as “Gold Star Drive.”

Storytellers will include Joanne Hanson of Ogden, Pam Erickson of Washington Terrace, Sharon Feaster of Roy, Susan Wright of South Ogden, Jill Southwick of Ogden, and Joy Shelton of North Ogden. Each teller will offer stories of events and people associated with these world events.

The tours are free; however, donations are accepted, with the money going to the cemetery to help with the repair of pioneer markers.

The tour is sponsored by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

For more information, call 801-644-3234.

Free acoustic concert Sunday in Layton

LAYTON — Jeff Clark and Marc Tharp will perform a concert here this weekend.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in the Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive. Admission is free.

The duo performs an acoustic blend of piano, vocals and guitar, offering a laid-back summer evening performance of songs from folk, jazz, pop, adult contemporary and more.

The concert is part of the Davis Arts Council’s weekly Free Sunday Night Concert Series.

For more information, visit www.davisarts.org, or call 801-546-8575.

Galaxy’s guardians save the universe — twice

OGDEN — The city’s free Monday Night Movies series kicks off next week with a couple of stories about a starlord, a raccoon with a bad attitude, and a talking (sort of) tree.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will be screened beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday night in the Ogden Amphitheater, 343 Historic 25th St. Admission is free.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise features superheroes based on Marvel Comics characters. The films, released in 2014 and 2017, were directed by James Gunn and star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

The films are rated PG-13.

The Backstage Bistro will be open for light snacks and drinks, or audience members are welcome to bring their own picnic.

For more information, visit ogdencity.com/859/Monday-Night-Movies.

Good Company Theatre celebrates Pride Month

OGDEN — Good Company Theatre is kicking off International LGBTQ Pride Month with the new musical “The View UpStairs.”

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, with a 4 p.m. show on the second Saturday and Sunday, June 7-23, at Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave.

The new musical, with book and lyrics by Max Vernon, tells the story of a fashion influencer who buys a burnt-out building in New Orleans. As he goes through the structure, it comes to life with patrons from the gay bar UpStairs Lounge, and he is transported back to 1973.

“The real UpStairs Lounge was a beacon for queer folks,” GCT founder and co-director Alicia Washington is quoted in a news release. “This musical is filled with joy, raucous songs, and a profound message about remembering how far things have come.”

The play is directed by Robert Scott Smith, with music direction by Ginger Bess. Performers include Sean Bishop, Robert Riley French, Karen Gittins, Levi Hopkins, Taylor Knuth, Yoah Kristine, John Patrick McKenna, Nick Morris, Paul Naylor, Myra Peltier, Lance Smith and Jeffrey Kay.

The musical includes adult language and content, and is recommended for audiences age 13 and older.

Tickets are $20, available at goodcotheatre.com or at the door.

For more information, call 801-917-4969.

Violinist and children to perform

ROY — Jenny Oaks Baker and her four children will present a benefit concert here this weekend.

The group, dubbed Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, will perform in the LUVSRV Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Roy High School, 2150 W. 4800 South.

Baker is a Grammy-nominated violinist. She and her children will present an evening of inspirational music. Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four have performed with a number of orchestras, including the Utah Symphony, and played in concert halls around the world.

Tickets are $20, and all proceeds will go to Youth Futures, a homeless shelter for youth in the Ogden area.

For tickets or more information, visit luvsrv.org.

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