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THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JUL 9 - 15

The King's English Bookshop Virtual Author Events, Southern Utah Museum of Art: Find the Distance: A Jimmie F. Jones Retrospective, Thanksgiving Point Outdoor Movie Series, and more.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JUL 2 - 8

Independence Day activities, Wasatch Virtual Wildflower Festival, Granary Arts: Vanishing Voices and Inherited Ground

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JUN 25 - JUL 1

Michael Che, Utah Opera: The Little Prince on Demand, Brigham City Museum Art Evolving Perceptions Quilt Exhibition

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JUL 9 - 15

The King's English Bookshop Virtual Author Events, Southern Utah Museum of Art: Find the Distance: A Jimmie F. Jones Retrospective, Thanksgiving Point Outdoor Movie Series, and more.
Books were a lifeline for many during the most housebound days of the pandemic, and continue to be provide enlightenment and escape for everyone dealing with These Uncertain Times™.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JUN 18 - 24

S.T.E.A.M.punk Academy Adult Science Fair, Woodward Park City Lift-Served Mountain Biking, Virtual Huntsman Sportsfest, adn more.
This spring, plenty of parents faced the challenges of facilitating their kids' remotely-instructed schoolwork—and as challenging as it was for many, they also got a reminder of the interesting things that can be part of learning.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JUN 11 - 17

Storytellers Wanted: Playwriting Classes, Bountiful Davis Art Center Summerfest: Conversations in Culture, Red Butte Garden Virtual Instruction
Storytellers Wanted: Playwriting Classes If you have a story buried inside that wants to live onstage, learn how to write a script for it. Develop your playwriting skills in upcoming online workshops at The Box performing arts space at The Gateway.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JUN 4 - 10

Utah Arts Festival "Festival Vibes", Park City Film "Made in Utah" filmmaker showcase, Utah Pride Virtual Spectacular, and more.
Everyone can point to events they'll be missing this summer as the result of pandemic-related cancellations, but among the most disappointing was the loss of the annual Utah Arts Festival for 2020.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR MAY 28 - JUN 3

Monster Energy Supercross, Community Writing Center Virtual Workshops, South Jordan Virtual Summerfest / Beer, Blues & Brats Benefit, and more.
Let's face it: We miss sports. As professional and collegiate sports faced schedule disruptions throughout the spring, we've lost that buzz of excitement that comes from watching high-level competition.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR MAY 21- 27

Off Broadway Theatre Watch Parties, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art: Jane Christensen: Mapping It Out, Life Itself Live Q&A
The company looked to history to help keep audiences engaged.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR MAY 14 - 20

Mystery Escape Room Virtual Adventures, The Parker Theatre: Corona Conundrum, Jeff Dye @ Wiseguys, and more.
"We developed our first virtual Escape Room three years ago," Pardew says.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR MAY 7 -13

Ballet West Virtual Library, Ogden Virtual Art Strolls, Plan-B Theatre Co.: Radio Slam
While performing arts companies wait to figure out how the world will look for them post-pandemic, Ballet West has dealt with both business-as-usual and business unusual.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR APRIL 30 - MAY 6

Hale Center Theater Orem streaming shows, Local Voices: Utah Must Lead the Way, The Flat File, and more
When arts performances began closing down in March, organizations approached the question of "what's next" in a variety of different ways.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR APRIL 23-29

Magician/Mentalist Paul Draper, Salt Lake Acting Company: We Got This, Pioneer Theatre Company: The Show Goes On...line
A radical paradigm shift during a time of uncertainty is nothing new to magician Paul Draper. After all, the Utah native made the decision to pursue a career as a full-time entertainer during the last big economic slowdown.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR APRIL 9-15

Hogle Zoo Facebook Field Trips, S.T.E.A.M.Punk Academy Drunk Science Virtual Happy Hours, and more
Typically, spring would mark the beginning of a busy season for Utah's Hogle Zoo, with warm weather bringing in crowds. But very little is "typical" right now, forcing the zoo to think differently about how to serve the public.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR APRIL 9-15

An Other Theater Company: Odd Shaped Balls, Utah Symphony & Opera, Discovery Gateway Online STEAM Learning Lab, and more.
An Other Theater Company: Odd Shaped Balls Like all arts organizations, Provo-based An Other Theater Company had to radically re-think its plans after the COVID-19 pandemic required the shuttering of live productions. According to artistic director Kacey Spadafora, "We were actually in rehearsal for a production.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR APRIL 2-8

The Living Planet Aquarium, UMOCA, The King's English Bookshop and Weller Book Works, and more.
"The animal care side of things is running pretty much as normal," he says. "Penguins still need to eat the same amount every day, regardless of how many guests are coming through the building; they're still pooping the same."

The Art Makers

Meet four indomitable movers and shakers of the local arts scene.
"Ain't too much sadder than the tears of a clown," Smokey Robinson professed back in 1967.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR MAR. 12-18

Pride Night with Utah Jazz, Utah Opera: The Barber of Seville, SLC St. Patrick's Day Parade and Siamsa, and more
The Utah Jazz are unfurling their Pride colors. On March 13, fans have a chance to support the local team even as the organization gives a shout-out to local organizations that support the state's LGBTQ citizens.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR MAR. 5-11

Willam, Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Grant Freeman: An R-rated Magic Show, Repertory Dance Theatre: Regalia,
Want to begin this weekend with sparkle, drama, music and pazazz? Catch Willam this week at The Complex for a night of drag, dancing and extreme fun.

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