Monday, August 20, 2012

Glad You Asked: Voice of Africa, Bees and The Carpenters

Posted By on August 20, 2012, 12:00 PM

Dear GYA, Oh, would you look at that -- Limp Bizkit broke up. I suppose all good things must come to an end. Well, so long, you rap-rock gods of the early 2000s. You know, they really did do it all for the nookie - -so we, the fans, could take that cookie. I guess I'll never find out what that means. Anything happening tonight to lessen my sorrow? - James Murkel, Magna  

James, this has been a rough year for me, too. When I heard Chumbawumba broke up, I was in a world of pain. But it gets better, man.Like every other washed up band, I'm sure in a couple of years they'll be playing at a county fair near you. Here's what's happening tonight...

Interested in learning about African culture? Then check out Voice of Africa. Formed by two djembe-playing brothers, the band performs traditional African song, dance and drumming; intermission slam poetry set by DeAnn Emett. The party is free and starts at 7 p.m. 

At Spring Mobile Ballpark, check out the Salt Lake Bees as they take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Tonight is Smith's Family Night, which means you can score a ticket-and-hot-dog combo for only $5. Shop around, you can't beat that price. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. 

The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater will be hosting Yesterday Once More: A Tribute To The Carpenters.  The show features accomplished vocalists Joanna Jahn, John Trones, Jen Burleigh Bentz (from Broadway's Mamma Mia) and musical director David Lohman. The show starts at 8 p.m. 

Other worthwhile events today:

- Bass Shed will be laying it down at The Woodshed, beginning at 9 p.m. 

- The always-free Lunch Bunch Concert Series will be going down at the Gallivan Center, starting at noon. 

- At the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, check out WorldStage!: Islands in The Desert at 8 p.m.  

For a complete list of things to do today, click here.

Twitter: @WolfColin

Wolf is also the author of City Weekly's blog, The Secret Handshake.

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