Dear GYA, Somehow, my 8-year-old found out about the Elmo scandal. Which is fine, but I'm having a hard time answering all her questions. Like, I tried explaining it using sock puppets yesterday and I only made it worse. Is there anything happening this weekend that's non-puppet related? That way I can avoid the topic entirely. - Daria Frenkel, Ogden
Daria, Just tell her that everyone has the right to fall in love, even asexual puppets. It's the right thing to do. In the meantime, here are some options for your weekend. Let's start with Friday:
- The Thanksgiving reenactment feast Eat Like a Pilgrim Feast will be happening at Thanksgiving Point at 6:30 p.m.
- Indie band The Octopus Project will be onstage at Urban Lounge. Doors open at 9 p.m.
- The best cuddle metal in Utah can be found at The Woodshed for the Spork show. Doors open at 9 p.m.
- Folk duo Birds of Chicago will be onstage at The State Room, beginning at 9 p.m.
- Midwest rapper Blueprint will be on the mic at The Shred Shed, starting at 9 p.m.
- The creepy, ooky Addams Family Musical will be happening at The Capitol Theatre at 8 p.m; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
And for Saturday's events:
- MMA fighters Thiago Alves and Gabe Francis will bump fists at the Davis Conference Center, starting at 7 p.m.
- The Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork will host a Diwali Festival of Lights at 6 p.m.
- Country singer Eric Church will be performing at the Maverik Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Singer/songwriter Michael Kelsey will be onstage at the Egyptian Theatre, starting at 8 p.m.
- Piper Down will be hosting a poker tournament and raffle for children who need service animals at 3 p.m.
- The Salty Tassels Burlesque Show will be going down at Bar Deluxe at 9 p.m.
- Samantha Ronson (the sister of Mark Ronson and that chick who dated Lindsey Lohan for five minutes) will be DJing at The Downstairs, beginning at 9 p.m.
As for Sunday's events:
- The Humane Society will be offering up the opportunity to have your pet's photo taken with Santa at noon.
- Big Shiny Robot and True TV will be showing a free screening of the latest Walking Dead episode on the big screen, starting at 7 p.m.
For this weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.