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Your Weekend: Singing Celts, the Grateful Dead — with John Mayer! — and Ryan Shupe

The forecast for this Saturday and Sunday is predicting 90-degree weather and Utah is ready for it. Between outdoor concerts, festivals and theater productions, you can dance, eat and rest in the cool all weekend long.

Local favorite group Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband doesn't fit neatly into any one musical genre — which is part of what makes their folk-rock-alt-Americana sound so appealing. Hear them play new songs off their latest album “We Rode On" as well as old tunes.

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, June 3 at 8 p.m. at the Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Sandy, $12-$182 (801-568-2787 or

The Celtic Woman are back. These four Irish vocalists — one of whom also plays a mean violin — will take to the Capitol Theatre's stage this weekend. Come prepared for soaring vocals and Irish charm.

Celtic Woman, June 4, 3 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $40-$76 (801-355-2787 or

Break out the dancing bears! Founding Grateful Dead members (minus Jerry Garcia, RIP) are joined by guitarist John Mayer — yes, that Mayer — as well as Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge next Wednesday night. Come hear Uncle John's band indeed.

Dead and Company, June 7, 5:30 p.m., USANA Amphitheater, 5150 Upper Ridge Road, West Valley City, $40-$149.50 (801-355-5522 or

Slow Food may have the uninformed scratching their heads (most aren't too happy when servers admit that orders get lost) but this grassroots movement promotes and encourages local farming and livestock. Come learn about one of nature's finest creators of slow food, bees and their honey.

Honeybee Festival, June 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m, Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, free (

Music, good food, art, crafts and entertainment await at the Latino Arts Festival.

Latino Arts Festival, Saturday, June 3, 3-8:30 p.m., Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave, Park City, free (

With music so catchy you can't even think of the name of the title song without it embedding itself in your dreams, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” returns to Hale Centre Theatre this weekend and runs through August. Go go go, Joseph! (Our apologies.)

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," June 2-Aug. 12, dates and times vary, Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, $34 for adults, $18 for children in grades K-12 (801-984-9000 or

Summer means swimming, picnics, hot days and, of course, reading good books. Come find help your child find just the right one at Salt Lake County Library's “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff Party.

"Build a Better World," June 2, 6-9 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free (801-691-2527 or