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This week in Utah: ‘Monty Python’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ at the drive-in, and a Labor Day Luau

Labor Day is on Monday, and Lehi’s Thanksgiving Point is one place you can celebrate. Or you can get out this weekend to a back to school drive-in concert at The Shops at South Town in Sandy.

“Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” runs through Nov. 14 at Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy.
Hale Centre Theatre

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, Sept. 4

Concerts

Getting Out

  • 6:30 p.m. — Labor Day Luau. Outdoor dinner and showing of Disney’s “Moana” at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Shane Gillis. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Marcus & Guy. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Jenna Kim Jones. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

  • 6 p.m. — “Storm Boy.” Outdoor film screening, picnic dinner and educational activities at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Love, Simon.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn in Midvale.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Mountainfilm on Tour: Big Green World” Program. Drive-in film screening hosted by the Utah Film Center at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:45 p.m. — “How to Train Your Dragon.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
  • 9:30 p.m. — “The Go-Go’s.” 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: “Because of an Acorn.” Virtual storytime and activity from Stokes Nature Center in Logan.

Art Events

Saturday, Sept. 5

Concerts

  • 6 p.m. — Urban Lounge Backyard Shows: Moon Wizard with Okultus Ritual and Dead Cat Caravan. Outdoor concert at The Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Back to School Drive-In Concert. Free drive-in concert at The Shops at South Town in Sandy. Donations for the Utah Food Bank are encouraged.
  • 7 p.m. — Canyon Jams: David Burchfield and the Fire Guild. Outdoor concert at Stokes Nature Center in Logan.
  • 7 p.m. — Moab Music Festival: New World Trio: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas with Brittany Haas. Outdoor concert at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab.
  • 8 & 9:15 p.m. — Concerts in the Park(-ing Lot): Movie Musicals. Outdoor concert at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville.
Pianist Josh Wright has created a self-titled album that balances hymns, classical favorites and combinations of the two.
Pianist Josh Wright will livestream a free concert hosted by Excellence in the Community on Sept. 5.
Butch Adams, Shadow Mountain Records

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Shane Gillis. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Marcus & Guy. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Jenna Kim Jones. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

Art Events

Sunday, Sept. 6

Concerts

  • 7 p.m. — Moab Music Festival: Virtuosos Then and Now. Outdoor concert at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab.

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

Gal Gadot in a scene from “Wonder Woman.”
Gal Gadot in a scene from “Wonder Woman.” The film will show on Sept. 6 at Park City Film’s Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
Clay Enos, Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • 6:30 p.m. — “Wonder Woman.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Mountainfilm on Tour: Adventure” Program. Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Secret of Kells.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn in Midvale.
  • 9 p.m. — “Almost Famous.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

Monday, Sept. 7

Concerts

  • 7 p.m. — Moab Music Festival: Free Community Concert. Free outdoor concert at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

Book Events

  • 6 p.m. — TKE Presents Online: Dr. Kyl Myers. Assistant professor at the University of Utah and author of “Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting.” Virtual event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Art Events

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Concerts

Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott practices at the Tabernacle for an upcoming concert with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall.
Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott practices at the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle and Temple Square organists are live-streaming performances every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Getting Out

Book Events

  • 6 p.m. — TKE Presents Online: Dr. Diana Greene Foster. Author of “The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion.” Virtual event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Art Events

Thursday, Sept. 10

Getting Out

Comedy

Book Events

Art Events

Ongoing Events

Getting Out

A sign encouraging safe behavior stands in the Past Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Utah Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The exhibit “Nature All Around Us” will close at the museum on Sept. 7.
Mark Johnston/NHMU

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. “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.
  • 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 Cultural Celebration Center. “Earth and Sky” by Kirk Henrichsen and “The Sky is Falling” by Susan Riedley are on display through Sept. 30.
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. “From Before to Now” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “Bandera Negra” by Regina Jose Galindo is also currently on display.
“Beyond the Divide: Merchant, Artist, Samurai in Edo, Japan” runs through Nov. 8 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City.
UMFA Photo
  • 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. “A Celebration of Light and Color” by Jim Woodward runs through Sept. 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 Park City Summit County Art Council and Basin Recreation are inviting community members to participate in this year’s Art on the Trail event. All Summit County residents — including professional artists, emerging artists, kids and families — are invited to participate by creating environmentally friendly artwork to place on McLeod Creek Trail, between the Copper Moose Farmstand and Temple Har Shalom. The artwork should be environmentally conscious and should be upcycled or created out of natural materials, such as flower garlands, totem poles made out of sticks or driftwood, painted rocks, etc. Participants may create and place artwork on the trail from Sept. 5-13. Those interested must fill out a registration form, which can be found at pcscarts.org/art-on-the-trails.
  • The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City is introducing a new membership program to help support the store. The “Friend of The King’s English” membership costs $100 each month to help keep the store afloat. Other donations are also accepted. More information can be found at kingsenglish.com/friend-tke.
  • The Salt Lake County Library is offering free online learning resources, including live tutoring and homework help, for families this school year. Resources are available for free with a Salt Lake County Library card and include live tutoring website Brainfuse, foreign language programs Rosetta Stone and Mango Languages, and research databases like World Book Suite, World Book Advanced and Gale in Context. Resources for young learners are also available, including Early World of Learning, Children’s Encyclopedia and Miss Humblebee’s Academy. More information about the County Library’s school support can be found at thecountylibrary.org/schoolsupport, and a complete list of the educational resources can be found at thecountylibrary.org/learn/homework-help.
  • 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 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.

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