Essentials: Entertainment Picks Oct. 1-7

Bride of Frankenstein, TombQuest, Utah Rep and more

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Sept. 24-30

Salt Lake Comic Con, Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Gabriel Iglesias and more

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Sept. 17-23

Aaron Wallis, Ririe-Woodbury, Utah Rep and more

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Sept. 10-16

DocUtah, Salt Lake Greek Festival, Dave Chappelle and more
Hosted by Dixie State University, this Southern Utah film festival celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2015.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Sept. 3-9

Hyunmee Lee, College Football, Electra and more
Utah residents looking for something unique to do this Labor Day weekend might consider the 13th annual Sheepdog Championship & Festival.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Aug. 27-Sept. 2

Momentum 2015, Ralphie May, The Dreamers Project and more
When former Ririe-Woodbury dancers Juan Carlos Claudio and Jill Voorhees Edwards curated the company's first Momentum performance—an evening of works featuring choreography from company alumni—they thought it would be a one-time deal.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Aug. 20-26

Ultima, Living Traditions Exhibit, Prairie Home Companion and more
Salt Lake City native Nick Pedersen is a mixed-media artists who uses illustration and photography to highlight the intricacies of the world around us.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Aug. 13-19

New American Playwrights Project, Amalia Ulman, Utah Beer Festival and more
The New American Playwrights Project showcases three new works in progress, presented as staged readings. These productions allow for a unique interaction between the writers, actors and audience members in post-play conversations.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks Aug. 6-12

Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, Salt Lake Gaming Con, Craft Lake City and more
Mounting a performing arts production is hard. Finding or creating the basic material, bringing together performers and technicians, raising funding and even securing a venue can make the effort seem almost heroic.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks July 30-Aug. 5

Park City Kimball Arts Festival, Tour of Utah, Joel McHale and more
For the 46th year, during the first weekend in August, the heart of downtown Park City transforms into a showcase for the arts.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks July 23-29

Wasatch Wildflower Fest, Rich Vos and more
Long known as an anchor for the art-gallery scene in Park City, Kimball Art Center is preparing to relocate to a new facility in September—a temporary space in Bonanza Park—while its permanent home is under construction.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks July 16-22

Constellations & Supersymmetries, Sunset Baby, Alt Press Fest and More
Any collection of works by a single artist aims for some kind of unity, but Sean Morello's Constellations & Supersymmetries—currently on exhibit at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art ....

Essentials: Entertainment Picks July 9-15

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Trent Call, Damn! These Heels and more
While the Salt Lake City theater scene largely takes a hiatus during the summer months, locations northward and southward pick up the slack with their summer repertory offerings.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks July 2-8

Saturday's Voyeur, Antelope by Midnight, Fireworks for Freedom and more
After more than 30 years, Saturday's Voyeur isn't in the business of surprising people.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks June 25-July 1

The Illusionists, Depart, Jenna Kim Jones, Star Party and more
The Illusionists launched on Broadway in 2014, and subsequently set box-office records. This month, the group makes its debut in Utah, featuring seven of the world's most talented illusionists, an army of both humorous and scary sidekicks, a dance troupe and a live band.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks June 18-24

The Comedy of Errors, Chalk Art Festival, Sinbad and more
Those who feel intimidated by Shakespeare often struggle with the idea that even the plays described as "comedies" sometimes feel inaccessible and hard to follow.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks June 11-17

Plein Air Exhibition, Ogden Arts Festival, Utah Asian Festival and more
The fair-weather season of the year is time for plein-air painting to come to the forefront in local art exhibitions, although a mild winter can be conducive to it as well.

Essentials: Entertainment Picks June 4-10

Salt Lake City has the distinction of being the gayest city in America, according to the national gay and lesbian news magazine The Advocate. That may surprise some who live here, but for anyone who has watched the Utah Pride Festival grow from a small gathering in a park in 1974 ...



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