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Your Weekend: Floating lanterns, belly dancers, Living Traditions, and Alex Boye

That snowstorm earlier this week might have some of us thinking we've missed summer all together, but never fear — summer will come! To help us move quickly past this cold spell, the Beehive State has entertainment options inside and out.

Alex Boye

Local favorite Alex Boye will perform what is being billed as "Pop Music with an African Twist" on May 19, 7 p.m. at the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. Tickets are $20 (801-768-2300 or

Hilltop Gospel Choir

What better way than song to remind us of the importance of unity? Join the Hilltop Gospel Choir at their concert, “We Stand Together." May 19, 7 p.m., Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St., Murray; May 21, 6 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 985 E. 10600 S., Sandy, free (801-571-5777 or

Belly Dance Superhero

Who doesn't love superheroes? Especially when their super power is making their belly dance? Check out “Belly Dance Super Hero,” Belly Dancing by Thia on May 19, 7:15 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, $15 (801-355-2787 or

Kurt Bestor

Need we say more? Kurt Bestor is a long-time Utah favorite, and he's performing “Captivating Pops with Kurt Bestor” with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra on May 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Cox Performing Arts Center, DSU, St. George, $17 (435-652-7800 or dsutix .com)

E-Bike Expo

Electric bikes: all the joy of biking but with a little extra something to get us up the hills. Check out more than 120 new models at the E-Bike Expo this weekend. May 19, 3-7 p.m.; May 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Smith’s Ballpark, 77 W 1300 S, SLC. Registration required. (

Lantern Fest

You too can see the light this weekend at the magical Lantern Fest on May 20. Gates open at 4 p.m. at Utah Motorsports Campus, 512 Sheep Ln, Tooele. Tickets $7 for kids, $50-$55 for adults. (

Living Traditions Festival

Delicious food, international dancers, treasures from far away lands — the annual Living Traditions Festival is a hard one to miss. Did we mention its free? It's free! Come for one or all three days of this festival hosted by the Salt Lake City Arts Council. May 19, 5-10 p.m.; May 20, noon-10 p.m.; May 21, noon-7 p.m., free (