Dear GYA, How do you win a Memorial Day cookout? Easy, beef and cheese--the basic elements of human existence. Got a boring pasta salad that needs a little extra zip? Add some beef and cheese. Strawberry iced tea not cutting it? Beef and cheese. Fresh corn on the cob? Beef and cheese. Anything happening this Memorial Day weekend as awesome as beef and cheese? - Mark Fomp, Magna---
Mark, I like to incorporate this same mantra into my everyday life. Nothing on Netflix? Beef and cheese. Just got fired? Beef and cheese. Car accident? Beef and cheese.
Here's what's going happening this weekend, starting with Friday's events:
Violinist Kishi Bashi will be at Urban Lounge tonight. Tall Tall Trees are also performing. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Stand-up comedian Christian Pieper will be on stage at Wiseguys Ogden tonight and Saturday. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Local indie band King Niko will be at The Royal. Muzzle Flash is also on the bill. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Irish indie band Little Green Cars will be at Urban Lounge at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.
The Salt Lake Bees will be taking on the Fresno Grizzlies tonight at Smith's Ballpark. Major League MVP Josh Hamilton will be playing on assignment. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $5.
The March Against Monsanto will be happening at the Utah State Capitol building today at noon. Click for more info.
Local band the Dwellers will be throwing a CD Release party tonight at Urban Lounge. Aerial Ruin, Light/Black and Done are also performing. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Jimmy Eat World will be at The Depot tonight. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Local musician Charles Ellsworth will be at Bar Deluxe. Strong Words is also on the bill. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Real Salt Lake will be taking on FC Dallas tonight ta Rio Tinto stadium. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
It's Funk and Soul Night at Bourbon House with DJ Street Jesus. Music starts at 9 p.m. There's no cover.
Producer Ill:esha will be at Urban Lounge. Hecka, Crisis Wright & SL Steez will warm it up. The music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
It's Reggae Night at The Royal, come check out Hemptations and The Green Leafs. The music starts at 9 p.m.
For the weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.