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In Utah this week: Live concert from Utah Symphony and Utah Museum of Fine Arts reopens

Musicians of the Utah Symphony are holding their first live concert since March, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts is reopening to the public, and TedX Ogden is happening this week.

“Utah Women Working for Better Days” is one of the exhibits that will be on display when the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City reopens on Aug. 26.
UMFA Photo

There’s plenty going on in Utah this week. CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville is restarting its “Concerts in the Park(-ing Lot)” series, TedX Ogden is happening at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, musicians of the Utah Symphony will hold their first live concert since March, and more.

Friday, Aug. 21

Concerts

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Mark Normand. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Russ Nagel. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Steve Soelberg. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

Gertie (Drew Barrymore) says goodbye to E.T. in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
Gertie (Drew Barrymore) says goodbye to E.T. in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” The film will be screened at the Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City on Aug. 21.
Bruce McBroom, Universal
  • 10 a.m. — “Jaws.” Film screening at the SCERA in Orem.
  • 7 p.m. — “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Big Green World” Program. Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Alta Ski Area.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Tesla.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum parking lot in Salt Lake City.
  • 9:15 p.m. — “This is Spinal Tap.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

Book Events

  • 11 a.m. — Nature Tales. Virtual storytime and activity from Stokes Nature Center in Logan.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Concerts

  • 3-8 p.m. — Millcreek Mask-up Music & Munchies. Live music and food trucks at Canyon Rim Park in Millcreek.
  • 5:30-9 p.m. — SLUG Picnic: Elowyn, Cherry Thomas and Fur Foxen. Live music, food trucks and local artisans at parking lot of SLUG Magazine office building in Salt Lake City.
  • 6 p.m. — Women of Rock N Roll Concert Cruise. Biking event that features live music at various locations in downtown Salt Lake City.

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Mark Normand. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Russ Nagel. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Steve Soelberg. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7:30 p.m. — “Ernest & Celestine.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum parking lot in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Indomitable Spirit” Program. Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Alta Ski Area.
  • 7:45 p.m. — “Abominable.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City
  • 9:30 p.m. — “Jaws.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

Book Events

  • 2 p.m. — History of Romance. Online event featuring various authors and hosted by Shadow Mountain Publishing.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 p.m. — Aaron Westly. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.

Special Movie Screenings

Monday, Aug. 24

Concerts

Getting Out

  • 4 p.m. — Read to a Shelter Pet. Online event hosted by the Salt Lake County Library and Salt Lake County Animal Services.

Book Events

  • 1 p.m. — Miles Harvey. Author of “The King of Confidence.” Virtual conversation hosted by Weller Book Works.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Getting Out

  • 7 p.m. — Virtual Adult Lecture: “Utah Women: Trailblazers in the Suffrage Movement.” Lecture from Katherine Kitterman of Better Days 2020, hosted by the Salt Lake County Library.

Special Movie Screenings

Book Events

  • 11 a.m. — Outside Storytime. Reading for kids ages 3-6 at Park City Library.
  • 6 p.m. — Darcy Gaechter. Author of “Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World’s Largest River from Source to Sea.” Virtual event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Art Events

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Concerts

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7 p.m. — “Galaxy Quest.” Film screening at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden.
  • 9 p.m. — Movies on the Plaza: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Free outdoor movie screening at the Olympic Plaza at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.

Book Events

Thursday, Aug. 27

Book Events

Art Events

Ongoing Events

Getting Out

Theater

Opening Productions

Continuing Productions

“The Music Man” finishes its run at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem on Aug. 21.
Rachael Gibson

Art Galleries

Opening Exhibitions

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Museum reopens to the public on Aug. 26. Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alma Thomas runs through Oct. 4; “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.

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.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. 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 December 2021; “Becoming America” by various artists runs through May 2022.
  • 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. “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.
  • 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

  • The Gateway in Salt Lake City is inviting local artists to apply for its Fall Art Shop Project. Selected artists will be assigned a window to install their creative interpretations of the Urban Art Appreciation theme. Various mediums may be used, including window paint, plastic or sculptures, interactive displays, stencil art, and paper installations. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 26. Selected artists will be notified on Aug. 28, and installations must be completed on or by Sept. 11. The application can be found at The Gateway’s website.
  • Pioneer Theatre Guild, a volunteer association supporting Pioneer Theatre Company, is creating and selling retired set pieces that have been crafted into home products and gifts. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to the theater. Items include custom-built wine racks, shopping bags, and handcrafted games and can be purchased at pioneertheatre.org/second-act.
  • 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 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.

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