Dear GYA, I understand it can be hard to grasp my intense thought process at times -- especially since real Gs move in silence, like lasagna. But I would like to announce to all my fans that I've decided to retire from the rap game. Yup, I'm 30 years old now and it's time I started acting like it. Somtimes, a Lil Wayne needs to become a big Wayne, you know what I'm saying? Anything happening this weekend suitable for a grown-up Weezy? - Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne, Wow, look at you -- you're all grown-up! I'm soooo prooooud. Here's are a few choice big-boy activities that are happening this weekend. Let's start with Friday's events:
It's the final weekend of the Utah State Fair. Don't miss out on tons of fried food, carnival rides and, of course, the big finale, Sunday's demolition derby. Tickets start at $7.
Noodley-haired indie-popper Darwin Deez will be at Kilby Court. Caged Animals and Hang Time are also on the bill. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.
The David Bromberg Quintet will be at The State Room this evening. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $35.
The Mickey Hart Band will be onstage at Park City Live. Tickets start at $25. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Local indie band Mideau is throwing a CD release party at Velour, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
The Utah Grand Prix will be going down at Miller Motorsports Park, beginning at 8 a.m. Tickets start at $10.
The 9th and 9th Street Festival will be happening all day, starting at 10 a.m. at the corner of 900 South and 900 East. Admission is free.
Party prophet Andrew W.K. will be at In The Venue tonight at 7. Tickets start at $15.
In all things roller derby, the Salt Lake Derby Girls will be boutin' off with the Happy Valley Derby Darlins, starting at 6 p.m. at the Salt Palace. Tickets are $8.
Indie band The Mother Hips will be at the State Room this evening. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $7.
Christian-rock bros Jars of Clay will be Urban Lounge, for some reason. Doors are at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $16.
Kilby Court will be hosting The Octopus Project, starting at 8 p.m. Paper Lions are also on the bill. Tickets are $12.
The Black Crowes will be at Red Butte Garden tonight. The show starts at 7. Tickets are $40.
City Weekly, True TV, Bohemian Brewery & Brewvies will be showing the final season of AMC's Breaking Bad, free on the big screen, starting at 7 p.m.
Bourbon House will be hosting Funk and Soul Night with DJ Street Jesus. The music starts at 9. Admission is free.
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will be at The Depot tonight at 8. Tickets start at $31.
King Dude will be at Urban Lounge this evening. Stacks O'Lee is also on the bill. The show starts at 9. Tickets are $10.
For the weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.