Dear GYA, Hell, yeah, man, it's finally Crocs season! This is that special time of year when nothing beats slippin' into a pair of baby-blue Crocs, crackin' open a Bud Light Platinum and watching 2 Broke Girls on your iPhone. It's gonna be sweet. Anything else to do this weekend once I dust off these babies? - Jay Fedorah, West Valley City
Jay, Don't let anyone talk bad about your Crocs -- they're comfortable, damn it. Here's what's going down this weekend. Let's start with Friday's events:
- Burt's Tiki Lounge will be hosting the CWMA Music Showcase, featuring tunes from local bands Lady Murasaki, The New Electric Sound and Folk Hogan. The show starts at 9 p.m. There's a $5 cover.
- Joshua James and Isaac Russel will be onstage at The Urban Lounge this evening. The show starts at 9. Tickets are $14.
- The Grand Kerfuffle concert will be happening at the University of Utah. Performances by Awolnation, Mutemath, Katie Herzig. Tickets are $15 or free if you have a student I.D.
- The Woodshed will be hosting the CWMA live music showcase tonight. Vote in person for your favorite local band and enjoy tunes from Bullets & Belles, Juana Ghani and Color Animal. The show starts at 9 p.m. There's a $5 cover.
- For more rap music, check out the Elevated Minds Tour at the Gallivan Center with performances by Binary Star, Talib Kweli and Mobb Deep. The show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40.
- Blackalicious emcee Gift of Gab will be onstage at The Urban Lounge. DJ Juggy, Cavelight Captain, Dumb Luck and Zigga are also on the bill. The show starts at 9 p.m.
- In all things roller derby, the Junction City Roller Dolls will take on the ladies of Humbolt Roller Derby at The Golden Spike Event Center. The bout starts at 7 p.m.
- Royal Bliss, Samuel Smith Band, King Niko and Hour 13 will be performing at The Depot this evening. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $16.
- The second-annual SLC Nerd convention is happening at The Complex, starting at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10.
- City Weekly, True TV, Bohemian Brewery & Brewvies will be showing a free screening of Season 6 of AMC's Mad Men, at 8 p.m. (later on Geek Show Movie Nights).
- At Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Salt Lake Bees will be taking on the Tacoma Rainiers. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.
For the weekend's complete list of things to do, check out our event listings.