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In Utah this week: ‘The Princess Bride’ at the drive-in and an online event with author Shannon Hale

Lots of things are happening in Utah this week, including drive-in movies, online art classes and a virtual event with Utah author Shannon Hale.

“Little Women” runs at Hale Center Theater Orem through Sept. 12.
Suzy O Photography

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. 28

Concerts

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Ryan Niemiller. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Travis Tate. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Brad Bonar. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

Christopher Reeve in “Superman: The Movie.”
Christopher Reeve in “Superman.” The film is showing on Aug. 28 at the SCERA in Orem.
Warner Home Video

Book Events

  • 11 a.m. — Nature Tales: “The Busy Squirrel.” Virtual storytime and activity from Stokes Nature Center in Logan.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Concerts

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 2 p.m. — Don Cesar. Performance at Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan.
  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Ryan Niemiller. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Travis Tate. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Brad Bonar. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in “The Princess Bride.”
Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in “The Princess Bride.” The film is showing Aug. 29 at Park City Film’s Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
Twentieth Century Fox

Book Events

  • 10 a.m. — “Celebrate Local Authors!” Local authors Lola Beatlebrox, Justin Call, Susan Silverton and Melanie Webb will be at the Park City Library.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7 p.m. — “Whirlybird.” Free community film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

Monday, Aug. 31

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

  • 6 p.m. — TKE Presents Online: J.C. Cervantes. Author of the “Storm Runners” trilogy in conversation with author David Bowles. Virtual event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Special Movie Screenings

Book Events

Art Events

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Concerts

Getting Out

Book Events

Jason Stevenson, the author of ‘Outdoor Adventure Guides: Backpacking and Hiking,’ will be part of an online discussion with The King’s English Bookshop on Sept. 2.
Jason Stevenson

Thursday, Sept. 3

Getting Out

Book Events

Shannon Hale is the author of “Real Friends.”
Author Shannon Hale will discuss her new YA novel, ‘Kind of a Big Deal,’ in an online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop on Sept. 3.
Jenn Florence
  • 6 p.m. — TKE Presents Online: Shannon Hale. The author of “Austenland” will discuss her new YA novel, “Kind of a Big Deal,” in an online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Art Events

Ongoing Events

Getting Out

Theater

Opening Productions

Continuing Productions

Art Galleries

Opening Exhibitions

“Clifftop Juniper” by Kirk Henrichsen is part of the “Earth and Sky” exhibition at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City, on display through Sept. 30.
Kirk Henrichsen

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.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. 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.

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

  • Bountiful Davis Art Center is accepting proposals from artists, artist organizations and curators for exhibitions to take place in 2021. Professional artists who work in any media may apply, including contemporary, traditional, and folk art, as well as commercial art such as illustration. Proposals must be submitted by Sept. 12. For more information, visit bdac.org.
  • The Store at The Gateway in Salt Lake City is celebrating its first birthday with a week of specials and discounts starting Aug. 31. The week of celebrations will end on Sept. 4, with live music and wood-fired pizza from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More information about the different specials that will be available throughout the week can be found at shopthegateway.com.
  • 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.