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Your Weekend: New Kids on the Block, Alice Cooper, food trucks and festivals

New Kids on the Block

For those of a certain age, there was no more divisive group than New Kids on the Block. You either hated them with a loathing so deep it burned or you loved them with a passion so strong that your NKOTB poster is still wrinkled with saliva. Relive your glory days with one of the original boy bands, featuring very special guest Paula Abdul. June 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lane Drive, West Valley City, $29.95-$199.95 (801-988-8800 or

Jack Wright's "Songs of Neil Diamond"

If you missed the chance to sing along to "Sweet Caroline" with the man himself in April, you have another chance … sort of. Join musician Jack Wright for "Songs of Neil Diamond" at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater. June 12 at 8 p.m. at Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton, $10-$25 (801-546-8575 or

Alice Cooper

Did you know that Alice Cooper's father was a Bickertonite preacher? And that Cooper did not bite the head off a bat during a concert in the '80s? This heavy metal rocker is set to perform in Salt Lake City next week. June 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall, 1395 Presidents Circle, $55-$90 (801-581-7100 or

Navajo Rug Sale

Come ogle the beautiful rugs that you may or may not be able to afford at the annual Navajo Rug Sale at the Natural History Museum of Utah. June 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, free (

Foxtrot dance class

The Salt Lake Country Library is concerned about our dance skills! To help us get the swing back in our step, the library is offering free dance lessons throughout the summer. Bingham Creek Library starts the series off with the foxtrot. June 10, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, free (

Utah Asian Festival

This weekend will mark the 40th annual Utah Asian Festival — 40 years of delicious food, beautiful crafts and colorful dancing. June 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the South Towne Expo Center. 9575 S. State, Sandy, free (

Food Truck Face-Off for Charity

Mm … food trucks. The Food Truck League will host its third annual Food Truck Face-Off for Charity with more than 30 local food trucks and carts circling up for your eating pleasure. And best of all, the money will benefit homeless and low-income youths and families. June 10, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. at Liberty Park, 700 E. 900 South (