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In Utah this week: Natural History Museum of Utah and BYU Museum of Art reopen to the public

Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah or the Brigham Young University Museum of Art when they reopen to the public this week, or check out the Geezerfest Classic Rock Festival in Orem.

A sign encouraging safe behavior stands in the Past Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Utah Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The museum, closed since March to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, is planning to reopen Aug. 15.
Mark Johnston/NHMU

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 that are happening this week.

Friday, Aug. 14

Concerts

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Brendan Schaub. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Alex Velluto. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Jordan Makin. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

Book Events

  • 11 a.m. — Nature Tales: “Mama Dug a Little Den.” Virtual storytime and activity from Stokes Nature Center in Logan.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Concerts

Getting Out

The Downtown Farmers Market takes place every Saturday through Oct. 24 at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City.
The Downtown Alliance

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Brendan Schaub. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Alex Velluto. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Jordan Makin. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

Sunday, Aug. 16

Concerts

Getting Out

Monday, Aug. 17

Concerts

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Getting Out

  • 12 p.m. — Women’s Leadership Forum: “The Gender Wage Gap: Digging Deep into Understanding The Complexity.” Panel discussion hosted by the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah State University.

Special Movie Screenings

Book Events

Art Events

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Concerts

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

  • 9 p.m. — Movies on the Plaza: “Yesterday.” Free outdoor movie screening at the Olympic Plaza at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Book Events

Art Events

Ongoing Events

Getting Out

  • “Nature All Around Us” Exhibit. Runs through Sept. 7 at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. (Museum reopens to the public Aug. 15)

Theater

Opening Productions

Continuing Productions

“Disney’s Moana Jr.” runs through Aug. 14 at Hale Center Theater Orem.
Dustin Bolt Photo

Art Galleries

Opening Exhibitions

  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Museum reopens to the public on Aug. 17. John Henri Moser: Painting Utah Modern” by John Henri Moser runs through Oct. 10; “A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists from the Collection” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine” by various artists runs through Aug. 17-Dec. 2021; “Becoming America” by various artists runs through May 2022.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Curating Community: Art City Influencers” by various artists runs Aug. 19-Oct. 31; “Grand Ambitions” by various artists runs Aug. 19-Summer 2023

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. “Rouge: Utah Women’s Voice” by various artists; “Locate” by Linnie Brown; “Mother: Landscape” by Kasey Lou Lindley; and “Utah Women Making History” by Brooke Smart, run through Sept. 19.
  • Brigham City Museum of Art and History. “Evolving Perceptions” by various artists runs through Sept. 6.
  • Finch Lane Gallery. “Impossible Spaces” by Mark LaPoint; and “Myth in Memory” by various artists runs through Sept. 18.
  • Julie Nester Gallery. Summer Exhibition by Tor Archer and Chris Gwaltney runs through Sept. 5.
  • Modern West Fine Art. “Right Here Right Now” by various artists runs through Sept. 10.
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art. “Leviathan: Elegy for Ice” by Pete Froslie and “Our Natural World: An Exhibition of Brett Weston and Jumpstart Student Photographs” by various artists run through Aug. 29; “Find the Distance: A Jimmie F. Jones Retrospective” by Jim Jones runs through Sept. 12.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Contemplations: Highlights from the Spiritual and Religious Permanent Collection” by various artists runs through Dec. 12.
  • Terzian Galleries. “Upward Over the Mountain” by Sarah A. Peterson and Samuel Walker runs through Aug. 17.
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. “From Before to Now” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “Bandera Negra” by Regina Jose Galindo, “Boundaries” by Devin Harclerode, “Mapping It Out” by Jane Christensen and “Please Touch the Art,” by various artists are currently on display.

Virtual Exhibitions

  • Art at the Main. “Looking Skyward” by Brenda Brunello runs through Aug. 31.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. “A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in the Collection” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “John Henri Moser: Painting Utah Modern” by John Henri Moser runs through Oct. 10.
  • 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. “Spirit and Form” by Jason P. Millward and Kevin Wellman is available to view online through Sept. 12.

Community Briefs

This photo was taken in Big Cottonwood Canyon by a Bank of Utah employee as part of the “My Utah Is” photo contest. Utah residents are invited to participate in the contest and may submit photos through Sept. 11.
Courtesy of Bank of Utah
  • The Bank of Utah is inviting Utah residents to participate in the “My Utah Is” photo contest. Utahns are invited to enter original color photos of their favorite Utah landscapes, as well as of friends and family members in those landscapes, through Sept. 11. The first-place winner will receive $500 and the winning photo will be featured on an electronic billboard. Second- and third-place winners will receive $300 and $200, respectively. Photos that are submitted to the contest may be featured in other Bank of Utah advertising and marketing. Individuals that are 18 and older are invited to enter and may enter up to three photos. The photos should not be significantly altered or include properties or structures that are owned by a third party. Winners will be announced on Sept. 18. For more information, visit bankofutah.com/events/myutahis.
  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper is accepting donations to help “Feed the Fishes.” The aquarium was closed for 56 days from mid-March to mid-May due to COVID-19, and attendance is still limited because of local mandates. It costs $2 million each year to care for the 4,500 animals that live in the aquarium, including food, veterinary care, staffing and habitat maintenance. Those who are interested in donating to help provide care for the animals at the aquarium can do so at thelivingplanet.com/feed-the-fishes.
  • Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City is creating and selling face masks that are available to order online. The masks are form-fitted in different sizes and have ear loops and a holder for a filter. There are a variety of preselected prints and fabrics for the masks, but special requests and custom orders can also be accommodated, including large scale orders for companies and events. The masks are $15 each, plus $3 for shipping, although the price goes down with batched orders. PTC is also offering a new “Costume Collection” of masks that are made from costumes that were used in the company’s plays and musicals. The Costume Collection is available on a limited basis for $25. For more information and to order a mask, visit pioneertheatre.org/masks-to-order.

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