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Idina Menzel will perform Saturday night at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTIES

Great American Total Solar Eclipse, Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Gateway Plaza Fountain, free (slco.org/clark-planetarium/eclipse2017)

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, free (slco.org/clark-planetarium/eclipse2017)

Eclipse Party, Aug. 21, 10:15 a.m., The Kings English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, free (801-484-9100 or kingsenglish.com)

Eclipse Viewing Party, Aug. 21, 10:15-noon., City Academy, 555 E. 200 South, free (801-596-8489 or cityacademyslc.org)

Partial Eclipse Party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Treehouse Museum, 347 22nd St., Ogden, $7 for children ages 1-12, $5 for adults and youths ages 13 and older, free for members (801-394-9663 or treehousemuseum.org)

Solar Eclipse Party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ashton Gardens, 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, $15 for adults, $12 children ages 3-12 and seniors, free for children ages 2 an younger and Thanksgiving Point members (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org)

LIBRARIES

Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, West Jordan, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Herriman Library, 5380 Herriman Rose Blvd., solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Logan Library, 255 N. Main, Logan, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (435-716-9142)

Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, Magna, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Millcreek Library, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., East Millcreek, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m (801-229-7050)

Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., Park City, solar eclipse picnic, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (435-615-5600)

Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, solar eclipse viewing, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-524-8200)

Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, Sandy, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-943-4636)

South Jordan Library, 10673 Redwood Road, South Jordan, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-944-7634)

Tremonton City Library, 210 N. Tremont St., Tremonton, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (435-257-9525)

West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, Riverton, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10:15 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10:30 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 10:15 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray Holladay Road, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Ogden Valley Branch Library, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville, solar eclipse viewing party, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. (801-337-2660)

MUSIC/DANCE

Polynesian Entertainment, Aug. 18, 6 p.m., Big Cottonwood Park, 4300 S. 1300 East, Millcreek, free (ventureout.org)

Countdown, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Bountiful City Park, 200 W. 400 North, Bountiful, free (www.co.davis.ut.us)

Smash Mouth with Cracker and The Romantics, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, $44-$79 (435-655-3114 or parkcityinstitute.org)

The Blue Butterfly House, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Fine Arts Center, 255 S. 700 East, St. George, $20 (435-652-7800 or dsutix.com)

JK and Krew Duo, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., The Gateway, 400 W. 200 South, free (shopthegateway.com)

Phoenix Jazz and Swing Band, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brigham Young Historic Park, North Temple and State, free (801-240-3323 or lds.org/events)

Lamb of God, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, $25 (801-528-9197 or thecomplexslc.com)

“The Rock Pack: The Music of Journey, Foreigner and Asia,” Aug. 18, 8 p.m., Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy, $30-$53 (801-568-2787 or sandyamp.com)

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival, Aug. 19-20, noon-11 p.m., Rivers Edge, 7000 N. Old Highway 40, Heber City, $45-$80 (reggaeriseuputah.com)

The Proper Way, Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Nordic Valley Resort, 3567 Nordic Valley Way, Eden, free (801-745-3511 or nordicvalley.com/summer-events)

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with James the Mormon, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Cherry Peak Resort, 196 West Main, Richmond, $20-$75 (435-200-5050 or skicherrypeak.com)

Austin Packer and Lawrence Gee, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free (801-570-0080 or lds.org/events)

Dizzy Desoto, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., The Gateway, 400 W. 200 South, free (shopthegateway.com)

Idina Menzel, Aug. 19, 8 p.m., Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton, $70-$130 (801-546-8575 or davisarts.org)

International Folk Festival, Aug. 19, 8 p.m., Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy, free (801-568-2787 or sandyamp.com)

Night Star Jazz Orchestra, Aug. 19, 8 p.m., Holladay City Park, 4580 S. 2300 East, Holladay, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

Old Shoe, Kris Lager Band, Troubador 77 and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Aug. 20, noon, Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville, free (snowbasin.com/events)

Code Blue, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton, free (801-546-8575 or davisarts.org)

Herbie Hancock, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, $45-$50 (801-585-0556 or redbuttegarden.org)

Mariachi Sol de Jalisco and Ballet Folklorico de las Americas, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Liberty Park, 600 E. 900 South, free (artsandmuseums.utah.gov)

Lake Street Dive, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, $35-$40 (801-585-0556 or redbuttegarden.org)

Rock Classical starring Jenny Oaks Baker and Kurt Bestor with the Utah Valley Symphony, Aug. 21, 8 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $15-$35 (801-255-2787 or scera.org)

Broadway and Company, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Brigham Young Historic Park, North Temple and State, free (801-240-3323 or lds.org/events)

Phoenix Jazz and Swing Band, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

Depeche Mode, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., USANA Amphitheater, 5150 Upper Ridge Road, West Valley City, $35-$140 (801-355-5522 or usana-amp.com)

Andrew Bird with Talia Keys and The Handsome Family, Aug. 24, 5 p.m., Pioneer Park, 350 S. 300 West, $7.50-$10 (twilightconcerts.com)

Diamond Rio, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Cherry Peak Resort, 196 West Main, Richmond, $20-$75 (435-200-5050 or skicherrypeak.com)

Changing Lanes Experience, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

Joan Osborne, Aug. 24-26, 8 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $29-$45 (435-649-9371 or egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

GETTING OUT

Utah County Fair, Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 S. Main, Spanish Fork, free (utahcountyfair.org)

“Historic Adventures,” Aug. 18-19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. U.S. Highway 89-91, Wellsville, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, military and students, $6 for children ages 3-11 (435-245-6050 or awhc.org)

Weber River inflatable kayak trip, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $35 for general, $25 for WSU students, (801-626-6373 or weber.edu/outdoor)

Wasatch International Food Festival, Aug. 18, 5-10 p.m.; Aug. 19, noon-8 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, $5 (foodfestutah.org)

Utah Summer Dance Festival, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free (utahsummerdancefestival.com)

The County Library’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., select county libraries, free (slcolibrary.org/solareclipse)

2 Buck Tuesdays, every Tuesday in August, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, $2 per venue (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org)

Yoga on the Plaza, Saturdays through Aug. 28, 9 a.m., The Gateway, 400 W. 100 South, free (801-456-0000 or shopthegateway.com)

“Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet,” through Sept. 22, dates and times vary, Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free (slcolibrary.org)

David DaVinci “Thrillusionist,” through Oct. 4, dates and times vary, Canyonlands By Night, 1861 N. Highway 191, Moab $20-$35 (435-259-5261 or daviddavincitheater.com)

“Vikings: Beyond the Legend,” through Jan. 1, 2018, Thursdays-Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors and youths ages 13-24, $9.95 for children ages 3-12, free for museum members, U. students and staff with ID (801-581-6927 or nhmu.utah.edu)

THEATER

OPENING PRODUCTIONS

“The Addams Family,” Aug. 24-Sept. 4, dates and times vary, Payson High School, 1050 S. Main, Payson, $10 (paysoncommunitytheater.com)

“Always … Patsy Cline,” Aug. 24-Sept. 22, dates and times vary, The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, $14-$23 (801-957-3322 or grandtheatrecompany.com)

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

“The 3 Amigos: Showdown at the Del Taco Ranch,” Aug. 18-19, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m., Desert Star, 4861 S. State, Murray, $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for children under age 12 (801-266-2600 or desertstar.biz)

“An Inspector Calls,” Aug. 18-19, 7 p.m., CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $15 (801-298-1302 or centerpointtheatre.org)

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” through Aug. 19, dates and times vary, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 S. Washington Blvd., $15-$20 (866-472-4627 or egyptiantheaterogden.com)

“Murder By The Book,” Aug. 18-19, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center, 425 W. Center, Provo, $16 for general, $14 for students, seniors and military (801-852-7007 or coveycenter.org)

“Brigadoon,” Aug. 18-19, 8 p.m., SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 699 S. State $10-$16 (801-255-2787 or scera.org)

“Broadway Bound,” Aug. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $15-29 (435-649-9371 or egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

“Carousel,” Aug. 18-19, 8 p.m., Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, Murray, $10 for general, $8 for seniors and children (801-264-2614 or murray.utah.gov)

“In the Heights,” Aug. 18-19 and 21, 8 p.m., Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St., Ogden, $15-20, contains adult situations, according to website (goodcotheatre.com)

“The Book of Mormon,” Aug. 18-20, times vary, Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, $30-$185, contains explicit language, according to broadway-at-the-eccles.com (801-355-2787 or artsaltlake.org)

“Seussical the Musical,” through Aug. 26, dates and times vary, Draper Theatre, 12366 S. 900 East, Draper, $10-$15 for adults, $9-$12 for seniors, students and military, $7-$10 for children 12 and under (801-572-4144 or drapertheatre.org)

“Guys and Dolls,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Sept. 1, dates and times vary, Randall L. Jones Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, $32-$60 (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

“Shrek The Musical,” through Sept. 1, dates and times vary, Pickleville Playhouse, 2049 S. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City, $20-$26 for adults, $15-21 for children ages 3-11 (435-946-2918 or picklevilleplayhouse.com)

“9 to 5,” through Sept. 2, dates and times vary, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $17.50-$25.50 (801-298-1302 or centerpointtheatre.org)

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” through Sept. 2, dates and times vary, Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $17-$20 (855-944-2787 or theziegfeldtheater.com)

“Treasure Island,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Sept. 2, dates and times vary, Randall L. Jones Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, $32-$60 (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

“As You Like It,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Sept. 7, dates and times vary, Engelstad Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, $20-$75 (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

“Shakespeare in Love,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Sept. 8, dates and times vary, Engelstad Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, $20-$75, contains implied sexuality and adult language, according to Utah Shakespeare Festival (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

“The Greenshow,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Sept. 9, Ashton Family Greenshow Commons, SUU, Cedar City, Randall L. Jones Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, free (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

“Love and Death vs. El Bandito,” through Sept. 9, dates and times vary, Pickleville Playhouse, 2049 S. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City, $20-$26 for adults, $15-21 for children ages 3-11 (435-946-2918 or picklevilleplayhouse.com)

“Romeo and Juliet,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Sept. 9, dates and times vary, Engelstad Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, $20-$75 (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

“All Shook Up,” through Sept. 16, dates and times vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $12-$14 for adults, $11-$13 for students and seniors, $9-$11 for children ages 12 and younger (801-393-0070 or terrace
playhouse.com)

“Utahoma,” through Sept. 16, dates and times vary, The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $16 for adults, $12 for students, seniors, military, $10 for children 2-12 (801-355-4628 or theobt.org)

“Pillow Talk,” through Sept. 23, dates and times vary, Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, $22-$24 for adults, $16-$18 for children ages 4-11 (801-226-8600 or haletheater.org)

“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” through Sept. 23, Brigham’s Playhouse, 25 N. 300 West, Washington, $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $17 for children ages 5-17, children under age 5 not admitted (435-251-8000 or brighamsplayhouse.com)

“Newsies,” through Oct. 18, dates and times vary, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $29-$89 (800-746-9882 or tuacahn.org)

“Shrek the Musical,” through Oct. 20, dates and times vary, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $29-$89 (800-746-9882 or tuacahn.org)

“Mamma Mia,” through Oct. 21, dates and times vary, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $29-$89 (800-746-9882 or tuacahn.org)

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Oct. 21, dates and times vary, Randall L. Jones Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, $32-$60 (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

“William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged),” Utah Shakespeare Festival, through Oct. 21, dates and times vary, Anes Studio Theatre, SUU, Cedar City, $50-$54, contains some sexual and scatological humor, according to Utah Shakespeare Festival (435-586-7878 or bard.org)

IMPROV/COMEDY

Jeff and Larry’s Backyard BBQ, Aug. 18, 5-11 p.m., USANA Amphitheater, 5150 Upper Ridge Road, West Valley City, $29-$80 (801-355-5522 or usana-amp.com)

SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENINGS

“The Ancient Magus’ Bride,” Aug. 19-20, 2:30 p.m.; Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Megaplex Gateway, 165 S. Rio Grande St., $15 (megaplextheatres.com)

“Birth of the Dragon,” Aug. 24, 7:20 p.m., Pineview Megaplex, 2376 E. Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, $6.75-$9 (435627-9700 or megaplextheatres.com)

“Captain America: Civil War,” Aug. 18, dusk, Pleasant Green Park, 3270 S. 8400 West, Magna, free (magnautah.org)

“Cars,” Aug. 18, dusk, Riverside Park, 195 E. 120 North, Morgan, free (morgancityut.org)

"Doctor Who: The Five Doctors," Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Century 16, 3300 S. State; Cinemark Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; and Cinemark 16, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo, $12-$14 (cinemark.com)

“Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute,” Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., Jordan Commons, 9335 S. State, $14 (801-304-4577 or megaplextheatres.com); Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, $10 (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org)

“Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry,” Aug. 19, 4 p.m., Century 16, 3300 S. State; Cinemark Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; and Cinemark 16, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo, $6.75-$7.25 (cinemark.com)

“Fantastic 4,” Aug. 17, dusk, Fairbourne Station Promenade, 3590 Market St., West Valley City, free (wvc-ut.gov)

“Finding Dory,” Aug. 18, dusk, Big Cottonwood Park, 4300 S. 1300 East, Millcreek, free (ventureout.org)

“Flight of the Navigator,” Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, free (801-229-7050 or oremlibrary.org)

“In the Shadow of the Moon,” Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m., Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, free (801-229-7050 or oremlibrary.org)

“It Happened One Night,” Aug. 21, 2 p.m., select Cinemark Theatres, $6.75-$7.25 (cinemark.com)

“The Lego Batman Movie,” Aug. 18, dusk, across from Hatch Family Chocolates, 376 E. 8th Ave., free (hatchfamilychocolates.com); Aug. 19, dusk, Lee Park, 200 West Center, Hyde Park, free (hydepark.utahlinks.org); and Heritage Park, 250 N. Fairfield Road, Kaysville, free (kaysvillecity.com)

“The Matrix,” Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, $5 (801-689-8700 or egyptiantheaterogden.com)

“Meru,” Aug. 23, dusk, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, free, rated R for language (redbuttegarden.org)

“National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1,” Aug. 19, noon; Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, $6.75-$9.25 (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org)

“Our Two Hands,” Aug. 23, 8:30 p.m., Fisher Brewing Company, 320 W. 800 South, $10 (bloodknots.com)

“Paint Your Wagon, Aug. 23, 2 p.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, free (801-524-8200 or slcpl.org)

“Pollyanna,” Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton, free (davisarts.org)

“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m., Library Square, 210 E. 400 South, free (801-524-8200 or slcpl.org)

“The Secret Life of Pets,” Aug. 19, dusk, Pioneer Park, 9165 Fallon Ave. NE, Monticello, free (monticellocomunitycenter.com)

“Sing,” Aug. 19, dusk, Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 West, Hurricane, free (hurricanerecreation.com)

“Soul Surfer,” Aug. 19, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, free (slcolibrary.org)

“Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars,” Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. and 10:10 p.m., Pineview Megaplex, 2376 E. Red Cliffs Drive, St. George; The District Megaplex, 3761 S. Parkway Plaza Drive, South Jordan; and The Junction, 2351 Kiesel Ave., Ogden $9-$11, rated R for some sci-fi violence and for language (megaplextheatres.com)

Sundance Shorts, Aug. 21, 23-24, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, $6.75-$9.25 (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org)

“Three Amigos,” Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., Park City, free (435-615-5600 or parkcitylibrary.org)

“Welcome to the Dollhouse,” Aug. 18-19, 11 p.m.; Aug. 20, noon, Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, $6.75-$9.25, rated R for language (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org)

“The Wild Life,” Aug. 18, dusk, Riverton City Park, 1452 W. 12600 South, Riverton, free (rivertoncity.com)

BOOK SIGNINGS

Barnes and Noble, 7157 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, Raymond D. Christensen, author of “A Few More Words,” Aug. 19, 1 p.m. (801-282-1324 or barnesandnoble.com)

Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main, Park City, Channing Olch, author of “The Boy in Glasses,” Aug. 26, 3 p.m. (435-649-8062 or dollysbookstore.com)

The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Darren and Rowan Lamb, authors of “The Worst Buddhist,” Aug. 19, 11 a.m.; and Lisa Bickmore, author of “Ephemerist,” Aug. 24, 7 p.m. (801-484-9100 or kingsenglish.com)

Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave., Provo, Kyra Leigh, author of “Reaper,” and Carol Lynch Williams, author of “Messenger,” Aug. 22, 7 p.m. (provolibrary.com/authorlink)

Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square, book discussion with Catherine Weller, Aug. 25, 7:15 p.m. (801-328-2586 or wellerbookworks.com)

FOOD CLASSES/EVENTS

Wasatch International Food Festival, Aug. 18, 5-10 p.m.; Aug. 19, noon-8 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, $5 (foodfestutah.org)

Cuisine Unlimited Job Fair, Aug. 22, 3-7 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, free (801-268-2332 or cuisineunlimited.com)

ART GALLERIES AND CLASSES

OPENING EXHIBITIONS

A Gallery, 1321 S. 2100 East, Art by Wynter Jones and Jenevieve Hubbard, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display through Sept. 2. (801-583-4800)

Alice Gallery, 17 E. South Temple, “Sticks Laid in patterns and Other Mundane Oracles,” by Wren Ross, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display through Sept. 8. (801-245-7270)

Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, No. 125, “Proteges,” by mentors and mentees; and “Artists with Epilepsy,” by various artists, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display Aug. 18-Sept. 8 (801-328-0703)

Art at the Main, 210 E. 400 South, “Journey Back,” by Joy Nunn, opening reception Aug. 18, 6, p.m.; on display Aug. 14-Sept. 9 (801-363-4088)

Finch Lane and Park Galleries at the Art Barn, 1340 E. 100 South, art by Yidan Gou, Laura Sharp Wilson and Janiece Murray, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display through Sept. 22 (801-596-5000)

Glass House, 3910 S. Highland Drive, Millcreek, art by Kourtney Young, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display Aug. 18 through Sept. 13 (801-666-8968)

God Hates Robots, 314 W. 300 South, “Decomposure,” by Sarah Milne, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display Aug. 18-Sept. 6 (801-596-3370)

Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South, “Annual Summer Group Show” and “Artifacts: Arts, Politics and Alternative Realities,” opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display through Sept. 8 (801-364-8284)

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, art by Jessika Jacob; on display Aug. 18-Sept. 10 (801-585-0556)

Redman Gallery, 1240 E. 2100 South, art by various local artists, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. (801-201-2270)

Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, “Popular Religiosity,” by Armondo Solorzano; on display Aug. 13-Sept. 22; camera collection of Milton Cacho; on display Aug. 14-Sept. 16; “Things Lost to Time,” The City Library’s Special Collections; on display Aug. 14-Sept. 30 (801-524-8200)

TURN City Center for the Arts, 511 W. 200 South, art by various artists, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m. (801-924-0347)

Urban Arts Gallery, 137 S. Rio Grande St., “8 o’clock in the Morning,” curated by Grant Fuhst, opening reception Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; on display through Sept. 3 (801-651-3937

Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, “Flowing Imagination and Changes,” by Ryan Rue Allen; on display Aug. 23-Sept. 30 (801-594-8632)

Eccles Community Art Center, 2850 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, “Art in Bloom,” display and competition, Aug. 25-26, 9 a.m. (801-392-6935)

Marmalade Library, 280 W. 500 North, “Shared Artifacts,” by Andrea Henkels Heidinger, opening reception Aug. 26, 4 p.m.; on display Aug. 21-Sept. 29 (801-594-8680)

Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, “Wit and Whimsy: Off the deep end,” by local artists; on display Aug. 23-May 19, 2018 (801-489-2727)

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, “Cities of Conviction,” UMOCA’s first all-Saudi Arabian show, opening reception Aug. 25, 7 p.m.; on display Aug. 25-Jan. 6, 2018; and “Shrinking Room,” by Jason Manley, opening reception Aug. 25, 7 p.m.; on display Aug. 25-Oct. 21 (801-328-4201)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, South Campus Drive, “Here, Here,” by Lisa and Janelle Iglesias and the ACME Lab teach at UMFA, opening reception Aug. 26-27, 10 a.m.; on display Aug. 26-Jan. 28, 2019 (801-581-7332)

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS IN SALT LAKE COUNTY

Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 211 East, “Smoke Signals,” by Joseph Bishop, through Sept. 14 (801-594-8611)

Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, “Anthropocene,” by Luke Watson, through Aug. 24 (801-594-8623)

David Dee Fine Arts, 1709 E. 1300 South, “Masterworks of Western American Art,” by Birger Sandzen and Bert Phillips, through Aug. 31 (801-589-8143)

Horne Fine Art, 142 E. 800 South, “Delights of Summer,” by Karen Horne, Phyllis Horne, Jamie Wayman and Ryan Cannon, through Sept. 2 (801-910-2088)

Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts Gallery, 631 W. North Temple, “Progress and Development,” by Nathaniel Praska, through Sept. 8 (801-596-0500)

Millcreek Library, 2266 E. 3435 South, art by Nannette Miles, through Aug. 31 (801-943-4636)

Modern West Fine Art, 177 E. 200 South, “Native Voices,” by artists of American Indian descent, through Sept. 12 (801-355-3383)

Rio Gallery, 300 S. 455 West, “Under the Influence: Eight Local Artists Influenced by Animation,” through Sept. 1 (801-245-7272)

Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, “Color My World,” by Amy Fairchild and “Natural Kaleidoscope,” by Sabrina Squires, through Sept. 15 (801-524-8200)

Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, “Sleepwalking,” by Naomi Marin, through Aug. 26 (801-594-8640)

Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, “Face of Utah Sculpture,” by various artists, through Aug. 30 (801-965-5100)

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, “Sublimation,” by Michael Ryan Handley, through Sept. 9; “Safe and Sound,” by Spy Hop, through Sept. 23; “Al Ahad: The Hijab Project,” by local Muslim women, through Nov. 18; and “whereABOUTS,” by Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony Garcia, through Dec. 9 (801-328-4201)

OUTSIDE SALT LAKE COUNTY

American Fork Library, 64 S. 100 East, American Fork, art by George Crawford, through Aug. 31 (801-763-3070)

Brigham City Museum of Art and History, 24 N. 300 West, Brigham City, International Art Quilt Invitational Exhibition, through Aug. 31 (435-226-1439)

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 500 Campus Drive, Provo, “Work in Progress,” by Jann Haworth, through Sept. 9; and “No Dull Days,” photography by J. Alfred Myer, through Sept. 23 (801-422-8287)

Eccles Community Art Center, 2850 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, Annual Statewide Competition, through Aug. 19 (801-392-6935)

Granary Art Center, 86 N. Main, Ephraim, “Washed Up,” by Alejandro Duran; “Sustenance and Time,” by Jane Lindsay and inmates at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center; and “Blue Desert: Toward Antarctica,” by Geoff Pingree, through Sept. 29 (435-283-3456)

Logan Fine Art Gallery, 60 W. 100 North, Logan, The Society of Mormon Artists inaugural exhibition, through Aug. 31 (435-753-0333)

Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., Park City, art by Jeanne La Rae, through Aug. 26 (801-615-5600)

Provo Library, 550 N. University Ave, Provo, “Little Builders,” by library patrons ages 2-7, through Sept. 2 (801-852-6650)

Red Cliff Gallery, 220 N. 200 East, St. George, “Only Abstraction,” by local artists, through Aug. 31 (southernutahartguild.com)

Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, “Round Up: Icons of the American West,” by various artists, through June 19, 2021 (801-489-2727)

Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, 50 W. Capital Ave., Fillmore, “The Way We Worked,” Smithsonian traveling exhibition; through Sept. 9 (435-743-5316)

Woodbury Art Museum, 575 E. University Parkway No. 250, Orem, “Art of Our Century” and “He Knows He Knows,” by Marcus Vincent, through Sept. 9 (801-863-4200)

ART CLASSES

Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques, Artist’s Studio, 3070 Rasmussen Road, Park City, “Realism to Naturalism: Courbet, Manet, Sargent and Sorolla” lecture series, Aug. 21, 4:30-6 p.m., free (801-328-2231 or anthonysfineart.com)

Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd., Park City, a plein air painting workshop for adults, Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; a glass mosaic picture frame class for families, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-noon; a silver clay workshop for adults, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; camera techniques and Adobe Lightroom class for adults, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., a digital photography workshop with hike for adults, Aug. 24, 5:30-9 p.m.; a ceramic wind chimes class for families, Aug. 25, 3:30-5 p.m., “Monster Mugs” class for families, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-noon; “Drawing and Painting Utah Landscapes” class for adults, Aug. 26-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; a silk painting workshop for adults, Aug. 26-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., cost varies (435-649-8882 or kimballartcenter.org)

Utah Museum of Fine Art, “Third Saturday for Families: Chinese Fans,” Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m., free; and a public reopening party, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-midnight; Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. free (801-581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Third Saturday for Families: Chinese Fans, Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m., Sorenson Arts and Education Complex, U., free (801-581-3580 or umfa.utah.edu)

“Wild Wednesdays: Owl Pellet Science,” Aug. 23, 3:45-4:15 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children ages 2-11, free for members (801-621-7595 or ogdennaturecenter.org)

Boy Scout Merit Badge: Environmental Science class, Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m., Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave., $15 per Scout, leaders free, register online (801-584-1763 or hoglezoo.org)

“Sharktastic Saturday,” Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum of Ancient Life, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, $15 for adults, $12 children ages 3-12 and seniors, free for children ages 2 an younger and Thanksgiving Point members (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org)

“Children of Hangzhou: Connecting With China,” through Sept. 10, dates and times vary, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 South, $9.50 for general, $7 for seniors, free for members and children under 2 (801-456-5437 or discoverygateway.org)

“Bugzillas,” through Sept. 11, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave., $16.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children ages 3-12 (801-584-1763 or hoglezoo.org)

“Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet,” through Sept. 22, dates and times vary, Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free (slcolibrary.org)

“From Here to There” and “It’s a Nano Word,” traveling exhibits, through September, Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, $15 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12 and seniors (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org)

SkyCycle, through October, Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m., Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 South, $5 for general or $3 with museum admission (801-456-5437 or discoverygateway.org)

LIBRARIES

Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, solar eclipse crafts, Aug. 18-19, 10:15 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, Sandy, Cupcake Wars for elementary ages, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.; and reading with a dog, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m. (801-943-4636)

Corinne and Jack Sweet Library, 455 F Street, “Back-to-school DIY,” Aug. 18, 3 p.m. (801-594-8651)

Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, Zumba for kids, Aug. 18, 3 p.m. (801-594-8632)

Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray Holladay Road, “Tween Time,” Aug. 18, 3 p.m. (801-943-4636)

West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, West Valley City, a fandom magnets craft for teens, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. (801-943-4636)

Millcreek Library, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., East Millcreek, laser tag for teens, Aug. 19, 6 p.m. (801-943-4636)

Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, “Teen After Hours Night: Writing Workshop” with Nathan Smith Jones, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. (801-229-7050)

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Lehi City Arts Council, 685 N. Center, Lehi, will host auditions for “Clue the Musical,” Aug. 30-31, 7-10 p.m. Participants ages 16 and older should come prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadway-style song. Performance dates will be Oct. 20-31. Visit lehicityarts.org for more information

Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East, will host singing auditions for Disney’s “Newsies,” Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. with auditions for Actors' Equity Association members from 1-2 p.m. Auditioners should come prepared with a short contemporary musical theater selection that shows vocal range. Dance auditions for male dancers will be Aug. 25, 6 p.m. Dancers should be come prepared to dance and bring a 16-bar vocal selection, but it is not required. Actors' Equity members will be seen first. Auditioners can sign up at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre beginning Aug. 11. Callbacks will be by invitation only. Rehearsal dates will be Nov. 6-30 and performance dates are Dec. 1-16, with a possible extension through Dec. 23. Visit pioneertheatre.org for more information.

Wasatch Chorale will host auditions Aug. 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Gunther Trade Building, room 508 on the Utah Valley University campus. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to audition. All vocal parts are welcome, but there is a specific need for tenors and basses. Rehearsals will be Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. on the UVU campus. To schedule an appointment or for more information, visit wasatchchorale.org or email wasatchchorale@gmail.com.

The Salt Lake Children’s Choir is now scheduling auditions for singers ages 8-15. Auditions are by appointment only. Call Ralph Woodward, artistic director, at 801-537-1412 for more information and to schedule an appointment. Visit childrensing.org for more details.

The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, will host its second annual Creative Arts Contest, open to artists and writers of all ages. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.” Artistic submissions should be no larger than 23 inches by 16 inches. Submissions are due Sept. 9. Written submissions must be no more than 600 words and emailed to rob@kingsenglish.com by Sept. 5. Entries can be prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. All entries must be suitable for reading and viewing by audiences of all ages. Entries will be compiled into an anthology titled “Turning Pages: The King’s English at 40” and will be published and available for purchase later this year. For more information call 801-489-9100, email rob@kingsenglish.com or visit kingsenglish.com.

Texas de Brazil, 50 S. Main, Suite 168, will offer a family dining experience Monday-Thursday evenings throughout August. In conjunction with National Family Fun Month, two children under age 12 may dine for free with each purchase of one adult dinner, according to a news release. Also this month, patrons will have the opportunity to contribute a monetary donation to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Guests who donate five or more dollars can earn a matching-value gift certificate Tuesdays through Sundays, according to a news release. On Mondays only, the gift certificate earned will be twice the value of the donation made. Both options have a maximum earning potential of $50 valid for a future visit. The restaurant will match donations up to $25,000 and no purchase is necessary. Texas de Brazil is open Monday-Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m., Friday, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, 4:30-10 p.m. Visit texasdebrazil.com for more information.

Utah Cheese Awards is accepting submissions to take part in its 2017 inaugural competition. Commercial cheesemakers producing within the state of Utah are invited to submit, according to a news release. Complementing foods, including cured and smoked meats, sauces, honey, fruit, bread and chocolate will also be accepted a judged. Cheese categories include the following: hard, soft, cheddar, cheese containing adjuncts, curd, sheep or goat milk cheese and cheese made by those producing over 100,000 pounds a year. Qualifying makers are allowed to enter up to three products for free. Additional submissions will be $25 each. Entries will be accepted Aug. 19-22 at Caputo’s Market, 314 W. 300 South. The Utah Cheese awards will also gather entries in Cache Valley and the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market. The award winners will be announced at a public event on Oct. 28 at Church and State in Salt Lake City. Entry forms are available at utahcheese.info. The Utah Cheese Awards were formed by Utahn Steve Jerman. The awards are sponsored in part by The Dairy Council of Utah and Nevada. Visit utahcheese.info for more information.

Utah Community Action will offer free or discounted meals to families to address summer food loss and nutrition needs, according to a news release. The summer food program will be Monday-Friday, through Aug. 18, from 4-6:30 at the following Head Start locations: Cathy Caputo Hoskins Head Start, 6447 W. 4100 South; James R. Russell Head Start, 1240 American Beauty Drive; South Salt Lake Head Start, 22825, S. 200 East; and Magna Head Start, 8275 W. 3500 South. The program offers free dinners to children ages 0-18. Adults can purchase a meal for $3. For more information, call 801-977-1122 or visit utahca.org.

Current Fish & Oyster, 279 E. 300 South, will be open Sunday evenings for dinner each week starting at 4 p.m., according to a news release. The restaurant will no longer be open for weekend brunch. Call 801-326-3474 or visit currentfishandoyster.com for more information.

Marie Callendar’s Restaurant and Bakery, with locations in Layton and Salt Lake City, has brought back its Summer Backyard BBQ for a limited time, according to a news release. As part of the Build-Your-Own BBQ Platter, guests can choose two meats and two sides. The cost is $15.99 and includes a free slice of pie. The restaurant also features five barbecue entrées starting at $8.29, with a free slice of pie included. Visit mariecallenders.com for more information.