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The Essential A&E Picks for July 12-18

The Sting & Honey Co.: Snow White, Utah Arts Alliance: Connect, Doug Loves Movies and more.

The Essential A&E Picks for July 5-11

Utah Festival Opera, Key Lewis, Salt Lake Gaming Con and more.

The Essential A&E Picks for June 28-July 4

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl in Concert, Salt Lake Acting Co.: Saturday’s Voyeur 2018 and more.

The Essential A&E Picks for June 21-27

Liberty, Laughs and Libations, Cirque Italia Water Circus, The Sklar Brothers and more.
What do you get when you combine a fundraiser for a local health organization, adult beverages and laugh-out-loud comedy, all in the month of June?

The Essential A&E Picks for June 14-20

Page-to-Stage Festival, Jersey Boys, Kristen Chandler: Thief of Happy Endings and more.
Wasatch Theatre Co. might be 21 years old, but like many 20-somethings nowadays, finding a place to live on your own isn't easy.

The Essential A&E Picks for June 7-13

Sisyphus Theatre Co.: No Exit, Municipal Ballet Co. & Color Animal: Night, Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson and more.
Any launch of a new theater company is an auspicious occasion.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 31-6

Miss City Weekly Pride Pageant, Ogden 25th Street Car Show, Jay Owenhouse and more.
As a recent wedding in the U.K. proved, Americans continue to be fascinated by royalty.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 24-30

Chris Kattan, Chiura Obata: An American Modern, Scandanavian Heritage Festival and more.
Rubber-faced comic Chris Kattan made his name during his seven-year stint on Saturday Night Live by portraying a wide array of oddball characters.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 17-23

Monty Python’s Spamalot, National Choreographic Festival, Mural Fest and more.
The U.K. equivalent of America's acid-tinged comedy pranksters like Firesign Theater and Cheech & Chong, Monty Python possessed a flare for absurdity that found them tossing barbs at everything from the sanctity of religion to the quirks of British upper-crust existence.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 10-16

Felipe Esparza, Mamma Mia!, Hannibal Buress and more.
Gangs, God and cocaine: These are just a few tales from Felipe Esparza's world.

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:


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