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Your Weekend: Donny and Marie, the Beach Boys and mutant worms

This week offers a variety of things to do, from music to movies to … mutant worms?

'Scientist in the Spotlight: Mutant Worms'

Yes, you read that correctly. The Natural History Museum of Utah will host a program with neuroscientist Pablo Maldonado about "how a tiny, and run-of-the-mill worm can help us unlock the mysteries of the human brain," according the NHMU's website. It takes place Friday, July 7, 2-4 p.m., at the Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors and youths ages 13-24, $9.95 for children ages 3-12, free for museum members, U. students and staff with ID (801-581-6927 or

The Beach Boys with the Utah Symphony

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" to catch some "Good Vibrations" this weekend? Well "Don't Worry Baby," the Beach Boys will be in town with the Utah Symphony, Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City; tickets are sold out, call for details (801-533-6683 or

Donny and Marie

If you prefer "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll," Donny and Marie Osmond will be at the Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11-12, 8 p.m., $55-$95 (801-568-2787 or

Outdoor movies

Summertime means outdoor movies, and there are quite a few available this week throughout the state, including "Nacho Libre," Friday, July 7, dusk, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi; "Finding Dory," Monday, July 10, dusk, Spring Acres Art Park, Springville; and "The Little Rascals," Friday, July 14, dusk, St. George Town Square Park, St. George. See the Deseret News' weekly listings for a list of other outdoor movie screenings.

Salt Lake Food and Wine Fest

For "food lovers" who love "eclectic progressive dinners," the Salt Lake Food and Wine Fest offers "a weeklong culinary festival filled with top restaurateurs," according to the event website, July 7-13, times and locations vary, $35-$75 (