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Your Weekend: Smash Mouth, Idina Menzel and did you know there will be an eclipse?

Smash Mouth

There's "so much to do, so much to see" this weekend, so why go to a concert with Smash Mouth, cracker and the Romantics? "You'll never know if you don't go." The concert is Aug. 18, 7 p.m., at Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, $44-$79 (435-655-3114 or parkcityinstitute.org).

Idina Menzel

"For the First Time in Forever," Utah audiences can see Idina Menzel "Defying Gravity" (well, maybe not forever, since she's been to Utah within the last two years, and not literally defying gravity, just singing it). Known for her roles in "Frozen," "Wicked" and "Glee," Menzel will be performing at Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton, Aug. 19, 8 p.m., $70-$130 (801-546-8575 or davisarts.org).

Eclipse-viewing parties

Did you know there's going to be an eclipse on Monday? If you've missed the bounteous news stories about the upcoming event, here's another reminder: There's going to be an eclipse on Monday, and eclipse-viewing parties will be held at various locations, including multiple Salt Lake County Library branches, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., free (slcolibrary.org/solareclipse).

Utah Summer Dance Festival

If you're wanting to travel but your bank account won't let you, you might consider attending the fourth annual Utah Summer Dance Festival, where you can experience the world through dance. Some of the festival's highlights include Middle-Eastern music, flamenco dance and belly dancing, as well as food trucks and face painting, at Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., free (utahsummerdancefestival.com).

Utah County Fair

If Monday's eclipse is too long a wait for some sunshine fun, go have a family affair at the Utah County Fair. Parents and children can visit animal exhibits, enjoy carnival rides and listen to live entertainment at Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 475 S. Main, Spanish Fork, Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., free (utahcountyfair.org).

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