SALT LAKE CITY — From events celebrating Utah's heritage to Sundance film screenings to coloring night, this week offers a variety of events.
Adult coloring night
Said to be a way to relieve stress, adult coloring books have taken the world by storm the past few years. Even Kate Middleton enjoys "colour therapy," as they call it in the U.K., according to USA Today.
The King's English Bookshop is scheduled to host an adult coloring night, inviting participants to "bring your colorful imagination and join us for a fun, relaxing evening." Coloring books and colored pencils will be provided. The event is July 26, 6 p.m., at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East (801-484-9100 or kingsenglish.com).
Thanksgiving Point is inviting you to participate in what they call Utah's largest food fight.
Jigglefest will feature Jell-O food fights, a bounce house and sprinklers to run through, July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ashton Gardens, 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children ages 3-12, free for children 2 and under and members (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org).
Pioneer Day events
It was 170 years ago that the Mormon pioneers made their way into the Salt Lake Valley. As is the case each year, events will be going on around the state to celebrate. From the Deseret News Marathon to parades to rodeos, there's something for everyone.
A list of Pioneer Day events throughout the state is available here.
'Chasing Coral' at Sundance Summer Film Series
Take advantage of the chance to see the audience award-winner for a U.S. documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival for free at Park City Park this week.
"Chasing Coral" follows a team of photographers, divers and scientists as they seek to discover why the world's coral reefs are vanishing. It will be screened July 21 at dusk at Park City Park, 1354 Park Ave., Park City, free (sundance.org).
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Rock out to '80s synth pop this week at Red Butte Garden as Howard Jones, Men Without Hats and the English Beat bring hits such as "Like to Get to Know You Well," "Pop Goes the World" and “Mirror in the Bathroom” to Utah.
Jones said in a recent interview with the Deseret News that he's always felt a connection to Utah audiences.
"I think Salt Lake City people really got where I was coming from with my lyrics," he said. "They’re very positive and very hopeful about the future, and I think I struck a chord with people there."
The concert is July 23, 7 p.m., at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, $45-$52 (801-585-0556 or redbuttegarden.org).