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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.

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 ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR MAY 14 - 20

Mystery Escape Room Virtual Adventures, The Parker Theatre: Corona Conundrum, Jeff Dye @ Wiseguys, and more.

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 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.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR FEB. 27 - MAR. 4

Alex Iantaffi: Life Isn't Binary, Samba Fogo: Samba King & Queen Contest,
Experience the excitement of Carnival by watching Utah's hottest samba dancers compete at the 11th annual Samba Queen & King Contest.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR FEB. 20-26

Pioneer Theatre Co.: Once On This Island, Jay Pharoah, The Bachelor Live
"I pretty much dare anybody to walk into the theater, and walk away not feeling more open and alive and connected to their own humanity."

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR FEB. 13-19

Saxsquatch PriMate Social, the Art of Love, SweetHeartz Diva! and more
Before Jason CoZmo's trailer was permanently hitched at Dollywood, it turns out, the Magna-based entertainer made a name for himself channeling the Vitameatavegamin spokeswoman.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR FEB. 6-12

The Rocking Chair Tour, Stories of Repair, Giselle, The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour
It's a wonderful gift to be able to laugh at both life's little absurdities and at oneself—and Jeanne Robertson has been doing just that for more than 45 years.

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JAN. 30 - FEB. 5

Ririe Woodbury Dance Co.: Allegory, Howie Mandel, Guangdong Modern Dance Co.: Beyond Calligraphy, and more.
"If you could tell a story and share it with the entire world, what story would you tell?"

THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR JAN. 23-29

An Other Theater Co.: Safe, Kinky Beast Cabaret, Special Olympics Utah Polar Plunge
It centers on the relationship between two devout Mormons who meet, develop feelings for one another, then find themselves navigating the divide between the expectations of others, their relationship with God and the need to be true to themselves and who they really are.

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