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The Essential A&E Picks for May 24-30

Chris Kattan, Chiura Obata: An American Modern, Scandanavian Heritage Festival and more.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 17-23

Monty Python’s Spamalot, National Choreographic Festival, Mural Fest and more.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 10-16

Felipe Esparza, Mamma Mia!, Hannibal Buress and more.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 3-9

May the Fourth Be with You & Free Comic Book Day, Utah Symphony: Strauss’ Don Quixote and Zarathustra, Jay Leno and more.
Utah has become something of a national capital of nerddom, whether it be through record-breaking ticket sales for fantasy movies at local theaters, national polls about nerdy affinities or the breakout success of the local pop-culture convention.

The Essential A&E Picks for April 26-May 2

Wasatch Theatre Co.: What We’re Up Against, Salt Lake Men’s Choir: 35 Years and Counting, Compagnia T.P.O.: Farfalle and more.
It would be great if the adage "what's old is new again" only applied to fun things—like choker necklaces coming back in style—instead of sexism being reinvented for every new generation.

The Essential A&E Picks for April 19-25

Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival, SALT Contemporary Dance Spring Concert, Pygmalion Theatre Co.: Red Bike and more.
Nothing says spring quite like 55 acres sprouting almost 300,000 tulips of more than 100 unique varieties.

The Essential A&E Picks for April 12-18

Whose Live Anyway?, Repertory Dance Theatre: Current, Sinbad and more.
Whose Live Anyway? borrows its title from the popular improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and for good reason.

The Essential A&E Picks for April 5-11

Pete Lee, Salt Lake Acting Co.: Fun Home, Body Logic Dance Festival and more.
Pete Lee's unassuming style and Everyman appeal aren't necessarily in sync with your typical 21st-century stand-up type.

The Essential A&E Picks for March 29-April 4

The Comedy Get Down Tour, Hidden Figures and NASA, Pioneer Theatre Co.: Twelfth Night and more.
Back in the day, like-minded musicians often put their solo careers on hold in order to hook up with artists of a similar stature.

The Essential A&E Picks for March 22-28

Peek Award Screening: Dina, Holi Festival of Colors, Junot Díaz: Islandborn and more.
Salt Lake City resident Kim Peek, an autistic savant, provided the inspiration for Barry Morrow's Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1988 film Rain Man.

The Essential A&E Picks for March 15-21

Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad, Repertory Dance Theatre: Dabke, Pioneer Theatre Co.: In the Heights and more.
The life of any creative person is so full of challenges and disappointment that it's easy to imagine how the prospect of public accolades keeps you going:

The Essential A&E Picks for March 8-14

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, Utah Repertory Theatre: Straight, Trinity Irish Dance and more.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood on PBS.

The Essential A&E Picks for March 1-7

John Heminway, Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Jim Norton and more.
Dr. Anne Spoerry lived the kind of public life that inspires people to use the word saint.

The Essential A&E Picks for February 22-28

In.Memory.Of., Doug Varone and Dancers, Willy Vlautin and more.
Last summer, Dan Higgins, a Repertory Dance Theater company member since 2014, premiered his own choreography at the Salt Lake Fringe Festival.

The Essential A&E Picks for February 15-21

My Favorite Murder Live, High Noon in Concert, Ruggedly Jewish and more.
Murder and crime have always been a preferred brand of escapism for Americans; we love the scary, the creepy and the macabre.

The Essential A&E Picks for February 8-14

Hir, Paula Poundstone, Scott Silven and more.
When playwright Taylor Mac's Hir was first published in 2015, it might have felt a bit ahead of its time.

The Essential A&E Picks for February 1-7

Pygmalion Theatre Co., Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co., Music of Medieval France and more.
When director Teresa Sanderson first got a look at the script for I and You, she almost couldn't believe that it was by Lauren Gunderson, the same author of a play in which she had just performed, Silent Sky.

The Essential A&E Picks for January 25-31

Michael Ian Black, Bill Engvall, Lullaby Road and more.
For all its beauty and grace, ballet has an image problem.


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