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In Utah this week: David Archuleta, Brian Regan and ‘Napoleon Dynamite’

This week, David Archuleta is performing at a drive-in concert in Salt Lake City, Brian Regan is performing at Tuacahn Amphitheatre, and there are family-friendly Halloween activities going on at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Tracy Aviary, and more.

A promotional photo of David Archuleta.
David Archuleta will be performing at a drive-in concert at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Oct. 23.
Cyrus Pamganiban

There are plenty of events — both live and online — going on across Utah. Here are some of the concerts, classes, drive-in movies and more happening this week.

Friday, Oct. 23

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

Brian Regan
Brian Regan will be be performing Oct. 23-24 at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Washington County.
Brian Friedman
  • 8 p.m. — Brian Regan. Performance at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Washington County.

Special movie screenings

  • 6 p.m. — “Paranorman.” Free drive-in movie screening at Dimple Dell Recreation Center in Sandy, hosted by the Utah Film Center.
  • 6 p.m. — “The Neverending Story.” Free drive-in movie screening at the Taylorsville Recreation Center, hosted by the Utah Film Center.
  • 6 p.m. — “The Greatest Showman.” Free drive-in movie screening at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center in West Jordan, hosted by the Utah Film Center.
  • 7 p.m. — “Skivas” and “Salute.” Drive-in movie screenings at the Twilight Drive-in at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, hosted by Park City Film.

Book events

  • 6 p.m. — Charlie N. Holmberg. Author of “Spellbreaker.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Concerts

  • 8 p.m. — Excellence in the Community: Dee Dee Darby Duffin Quintet. Free online concert livestreamed from the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.

Getting out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Aries Spears. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City. For adults 21 and older.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Steve Soelberg. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Paul Sheffield. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — ImprovBroadway Mainstage Show. Performance at ImprovBroadway in Provo.
  • 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.
  • 8 p.m. — Brian Regan. Performance at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Washington County.

Special movie screenings

Jon Heder in “Napoleon Dynamite.”
A free screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” will be hosted by the Utah Film Center at Dimple Dell Recreation Center in Sandy on Oct. 24.
Napoleon Pictures Limited
  • 6 p.m. — “Napoleon Dynamite.” Free drive-in film screening at Dimple Dell Recreation Center in Sandy, hosted by the Utah Film Center.
  • 6 p.m. — “Hotel Transylvania.” Free drive-in film screening at Taylorsville Recreation Center, hosted by the Utah Film Center.
  • 6 p.m. — “Coraline.” Free drive-in film screening at Gene Fullmer Recreation Center in West Jordan, hosted by the Utah Film Center.
  • 6:30 p.m. — “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Drive-in film screening at the Twilight Drive-in at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, hosted by Park City Film.
  • 7 p.m. — “Beetlejuice.” Outdoor film screening at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.
  • 8:30 p.m. — “Anchorman.” Drive-in film screening at the Twilight Drive-in at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, hosted by Park City Film.

Art events

Sunday, Oct. 25

Getting out

Book events

  • 4 p.m. — Susan Branch. Author of “Home for Christmas.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Monday, Oct. 26

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

  • 7:30 p.m. — Jeff Allen. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City. For adults 21 and older.

Special movie screenings

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Getting out

  • 11:15 a.m. — Spooky Sing-along. Online sing-along geared for toddlers and preschoolers, hosted by the Salt Lake County Library.

Special movie screenings

Book events

  • 6 p.m. — Sara B. Larson. Author of “Warriors of Wing and Flame.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Amy Irvine and Pam Houston. Authors of “Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place.” Online event hosted by the Moab Museum and Back of Beyond Books.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Concerts

Getting out

  • 10 a.m. — Little Chicks Class: Fancy Flappers. Online class for children ages 2-5 from Tracy Aviary.

Special movie screenings

Book events

  • 6:30 p.m. — Chip Ward. Author of “Stony Mesa Sagas.” Online event hosted by the Kanab Heritage House Museum.

Art events

Thursday, Oct. 29

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:15 p.m. — JP Sears. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City. For adults 21 and older.

Special movie screenings

Book events

Ongoing events

Getting out

BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City is taking place through Oct. 31.
University of Utah
  • “Antarctic Dinosaurs.” Exhibit runs Oct. 24-Apr. 4, 2021, at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.
  • Pumpkin Week. Online STEAM Learning Lab activities from Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. New activities available daily Oct. 26-30.
  • Pumpkin Train. Family-friendly train rides taking place on select dates through Oct. 30 at Heber Valley Railroad in Heber City.
  • BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden. Halloween activities and entertainment runs through Oct. 31 at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City.

Theater

Opening productions

Continuing Productions

Art galleries

Opening exhibitions

Live exhibitions

  • Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques. “Only in Utah: A Celebration in Art” by various artists is currently on display.
  • Bountiful Davis Art Center. “Breast Cancer Quilts” by Dr. Judy Elsley; “In Pursuit of Desire” by Tommy Costello; “In the Next Studio Over” by David Raleigh and Tyler Alexander; “These Clothes Are Not Mine” by Katie Benson; and “Untold Aftermath” by Elizabeth Matthews will be on display through Nov. 7.
  • Brigham City Museum of Art and History. 2020 Photography Competition: “Changes” by various artists runs through Nov. 14.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. “Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine” by various artists runs through December 2021; “Becoming America” by various artists will be on display through May 2022.
  • Finch Lane Gallery. “Botanical Concrete” by Heidi Almosara; “Mother: Landscape” by Kasey Lindley; and “Tributaries” by Nathan Mulford will be on display through Nov. 13.
  • Modern West Fine Art. “American Soup” by Andrew Alba will be on display through Oct. 30.
  • Red Cliff Gallery. Solo Art Show by Ken Church will be on display through Oct. 31.
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art. “Right Here Right Now: Featuring the ‘Work in Progress’ Mural” by various artists runs through Dec. 23; “From Dust” by Cara Despain runs through Feb. 27, 2021.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Curating Community: Art City Influencers” by various artists runs through Oct. 31; “Contemplations: Highlights from the Spiritual and Religious Permanent Collection” by various artists runs through Dec. 12; “Grand Ambitions” by various artists runs through summer 2023.
“Growing Rocks” by Brad Evan Taylor is currently on display at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. “Bandera Negra” by Regina Jose Galindo; and “Growing Rocks” by Brad Evan Taylor are currently on display.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. “Beyond the Divide: Merchant, Artist, Samurai in Edo, Japan” by various artists runs through Nov. 8; ACME Lab: “Utah Women Working for Better Days” by various artists runs through Dec. 6.

Virtual exhibitions

  • Art at the Main. “The Local Scene” by Adrian Bangerter runs through Oct. 31.
  • Chase Home Museum of Folk Arts. “The Grand Beehive: Utah’s Iconic Symbol” by various artists, “Traditional Textiles: Ties That Bind” by various artists, and “Work, Refined” by various artists are available to view online.
  • David Dee Fine Arts. “The Exquisite Art of the Woodblock Print” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Modern West Fine Arts. “Roots: A tribute to the original artists of Modern West” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Up Close and Far Away” by various artists runs through April 1, 2021.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. “Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints” by various artists is available to view online, or as a virtual tour at Vimeo.com.
  • Woodbury Art Museum. “Faculty Art Show” by various artists runs through Dec. 12.

Community briefs

  • Ogden Restaurant Week is expanding its dates and will include the entire month of November this year. During Ogden Restaurant Week 2020, the community can purchase a $20 gift card for $10, which can be used at participating restaurants from Nov. 1-30. The gift cards are possible through a Shop IN Utah grant, and will go on sale starting Oct. 26. For more information and to find a list of participating restaurants, visit ogdenrestaurantweek.com.
  • The National Ability Center has announced that the annual Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon (which is usually held in Salt Lake City) will be taking a different shape this year. Two different events for Veteran’s Day will take place instead. Through Oct. 30, friends and family members of military service members, veterans, first responders and health care workers are invited to take part in the Salute Your Hero contest and nominate someone for a complimentary health and wellness trip to the National Ability Center Ranch, valued at $5,000. Contest winners will be announced on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. A Field of Flags event, with 250 American flags on display, will also take place Nov. 9-16 in front of Miners Hospital in Park City. For more information and to nominate a hero, visit discovernac.org/salute-your-hero.
  • Craft Lake City is looking for volunteers to help with its second annual Holiday Market. The market will take place this year as both an online and in-person event, and volunteers are needed for both. The online market will run Nov. 1-30, with two live virtual events taking place on Nov. 6 and Nov. 20. The in-person market will take place Dec. 4-5 at The Monarch in Ogden. For more information and to apply to volunteer, visit craftlakecity.com.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and events are subject to change. To submit an event listing, email features@deseretnews.com.