Dear GYA, People are all up in arms because I said this year's Olympic basketball squad could beat the original Dream Team. Do I retract this statement? Absolutely not. As soon as I figure out a way to prove it, I'm also gonna challenge that little dog Airbud, all the characters from Space Jam, and Teen Wolf, too. Then people will know I'm the best. In the meantime, anything good happening this weekend? - Kobe Bryant---
Kobe, why stop there? If you want to be the best, you should also challenge the Tropic Thunder, Juwanna Mann and those little punks from High School Musical. Here's what's happening this weekend:
Let's start with Friday:
- The Utah Reggae Festival will be happening at the Ogden Amphitheater all day today.
- Celebrate Friday the 13th at the Fear Factory haunted house for spooky tours and live bands, starting at 9 p.m.
- The Sugar House Farmers Market will be kickin' off at 4 p.m.
- The always-free Lunch Bunch Concerts at the Gallivan Center will be starting up at noon.
- The monthly local-centered music showcase SLUG Localized will be going down at Urban Lounge, beginning at 10 p.m.
- At Bar Deluxe, check out the Underground Gypsy Cabaret, starting at 9 p.m.
- For some arena-football action, check out the Utah Blaze as they take on the Cleveland Gladiators at 6 p.m.
- The Sandlot will be shown for free at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort tonight at 8 p.m.
- Also, The Princess Bride will be on the outdoor screen for free at the Utah State Capitol lawn, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
And for Saturday:
- Head to the Kishna Temple for the 18th Annual Llama Festival, starting at 5 p.m.
- At 8 a.m., check out the Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer Park.
- Local hip-hop and r&b singer Dean Risko will be performing at Urban Lounge tonight at 9 p.m.
- The International Summer Festival will be going down at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center at 7 p.m.
- The Utah Symphony will be performing the tunes of Michael Jackson tonight at Deer Valley. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
- The SLUG Magazine Summer of Death skate competition will be thrashing it up at 4 p.m. at the Crossroads Skatepark.
- In Rotary Park, 400 S. 200 East, check out the Steel Days Car Show, starting at 11 a.m.
- At Kingsbury Hall, Jay Leno will be discussing cars at the UMFA: Cars and Conversation event, beginning at 8 p.m.
- Get your car washed by some pinup models at Boppin' Betties Car Wash For a Cause at Kafeneio Coffee, starting at 11 a.m.
- City Weekly, TrueTV and Red Rock Brewing will be showing the season premiere of Breaking Bad for free at Brewvies. The cookin' starts at 8 p.m.
- If you're in Park City, check out the Park Silly Sunday Market, starting at 10 a.m.
- For some old-school r&b, head to the Murray Park Amphitheater for The Summer Slam Jam, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
- Wiseguys Comedy in Trolley Square will be hosting stand-up comedian Doug Benson at 7:30 p.m.
For this weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.
Wolf is also the author of City Weekly's blog, The Secret Handshake.