Dear GYA, Do you believe in life after love? I just had all seven varieties of all-you-can-eat shrimp at Red Lobster (they're delicious, by the way), and now that it's over I feel sad -- not because I ate so much, but because I'm full and there's no more room for shrimp. I love them so much. Anything to do this weekend till I'm hungry again? - Carl Carlstein, Draper---
Carl, I hate when you're too full to eat the things you love. Here's what's happening this weekend:
Let's start with Friday:
- Sharon Van Etten and Tennis will be on stage at Urban Lounge tonight. Doors open at 9 p.m.
- For street art, great food and prizes check out the Spy Hop Street Party at Spy Hop Studios, starting at 5:30 p.m.
- The Dead Can Dance will be performing at Red Butte Garden tonight at 7:30 p.m.
- Draper Movies in The Park will be showing a free screening of Mr. Popper's Penguins tonight at 9 p.m.
- The 2012 Helper Arts and Music Festival will be going on at the Rio Theatre all day today.
- The 7th Annual Salsa Party will be going down at Fairpark Garden all day today.
- The Fox School of Wine: Weekend Wine Series will be happening at Deer Valley Resort, starting at 6:30 p.m.
- Snowbird Resort will be showing a free screening of Gremlins tonight at 8 p.m.
As for Saturday:
- The 4th Annual Beer-Off will be going down at Beer Nut all day.
- Barbary Coast will be hosting a Bikini Beach Bash, starting at noon.
- Rapper and former member of Jurassic 5, Chali 2na will be performing at Canyon's Resort at 6 p.m.
- The Youth Brigade Initiative Festival will be happening at the Sorenson Center, starting at 11 a.m.
- At 8.a.m., head over to Pioneer Park for the Downtown Farmers Market.
- The Ferragosto Italian Street Fair will be happening at 300 South and 400 West all day today.
- The International Peace Gardens will be hosting the International Peace Gardens Festival today at noon.
- Daybreak's SoDa Row will be the site of a Kite Festival today at 2 p.m.
- At The Gallivan Center, check out the Rock 'N' Ribs Festival, starting at noon.
- Real Salt Lake will be squaring off with FC Dallas tonight at 7 p.m.
- The Salt Lake Bees will be taking on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at 7:05 p.m., with the last of this season's post-game fireworks.
And Sunday's events:
- Snowbird doesn't care that it's August. It's time for Oktoberfest, going on all day today.
- The Wasatch Front Farmers Market will be be going down at Wheeler's Market today at 9 a.m.
- The musical Wicked will be at the Capitol Theatre at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.
- In Park City, check out the Park Silly Sunday Market, starting at 10 a.m.
- The Garage's patio is back up and running, so why not head over there for Jesse Walker's Groove Garden today at 3 p.m.
- Red Rock Brewery, TrueTV, City Weekly and Brewvies will be showing a free screening of the latest episode of Breaking Bad tonight at 8 p.m.
For a complete list of this weekend's events, click here.
Wolf is also the author of City Weekly's The Secret Handshake.