Dear GYA, Unfortunately my wife was in possession of the remote the other night and I was forced to watch The X-Factor. This would have been fine, I guess, but I spent the entire evening dry heaving in a trash can after seeing Simon Cowell's chest hair. How the hell does it travel through the TV and into your mouth? Well, now that I finally have my strength back, anything good happening this weekend? - Kurt Wrestle, Sandy---
Kurt, Simon Cowell's chest hair sees no bounds. It would be nice if the network would figure out a way to censor his v-necks, but I don't think they have the power. Here's what's good this weekend...
Let's start with Friday:
- Comedian and television personality Paul Reiser will be on the mic at Wiseguys West Valley this evening. Times vary.
- Today's your chance to come on down! The Price is Right Live will be Kingsbury Hall tonight at 8 p.m.
- The Natural History Museum will be throwing the Explore The Trails Festival, starting at 10 a.m.
- At 10 p.m., SLUG Localized will be hosting Settle Down, Cornered By Zombies and Gunner at Urban Lounge.
- For something completely different, check out the Strangling Brothers Big Top Tent of Horrors and Haunted Trailers at 7:30 p.m.
As for Saturday's to-dos:
- Bar Deluxe will be the site of the Back To School Burlesque Show tonight at 10 p.m.
- For some exciting casbah dancing, check out Shimmies and Shakes at Sugar Space at 8 p.m.
- In college-football news that you already know, the University of Utah Utes will be facing off with the BYU Cougars tonight at 8:15 p.m.
- Pioneer Park will once again be the site of the Downtown Farmers Market, starting up at 8 a.m.
- Red Rock Rondo will be hosting a CD-release party for their newest effort, Live at the Symphony: A Secret Gift, tonight at the Rose Wagner Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
- At the Main Street Park in Sandy, peep the Sandy Heritage Festival, kicking off at 11 a.m.
- Salt Lake City's hardest and heaviest metal band, Spork, will be onstage at Willie's Lounge tonight at 9 pm.
And finally, Sunday's events:
- The reggae artists Easy Star All-Stars will be live at Urban Lounge tonight at 9 p.m.
- All-around-pun- god Henry Rollins will be thrashing at The State Room at 8 p.m.
- Static X will be holding down at In The Venue/Club Sound tonight at 7 p.m.
- The funky blues band Pickwick will be live at Kilby Court tonight at 7 p.m.
- Today is your last chance to check out the Utah State Fair!
For the weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.