SALT LAKE CITY — The weekend is fast approaching. Have you made your weekend plans yet? If not, don’t fret. We’ve got a slew of activities to keep your mind, body and soul fully engaged. Events include a new book signing from a Utah Jazz legend, some very dog-friendly films and a gathering of Utah’s fitness junkies. Let’s get to it.
Mark Eaton book signing
No, these aren’t tall tales. Just a very tall author. Former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton comes to a handful of Utah bookstores this weekend to sign copies of his new book, “The Four Commitments of a Winning Team.” Eaton’s listed height is 7 feet 4 inches, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding him — just look up. West Jordan Barnes and Noble, April 6, 3 p.m., 7157 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, (801-282-1324 or stores.barnesandnoble.com); Dolly’s Bookstore, April 6, 6 p.m., 510 Main, Park City (435-649-8062 or dollysbookstore.com); Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble, April 7, noon, 1104 E. 2100 South, free (801-463-2610 ); University Crossings Plaza Barnes and Noble, April 7, 6 p.m., 330 E. 1300 South, Orem, (801-229-1611 or stores.barnesandnoble.com)
‘A Dog’s Life’ and ‘Isle of Dogs’
Who’s a good boy? You, that’s who — if you go to Broadway Centre Cinemas on Friday night. The theater is showing the new Wes Anderson film “Isle of Dogs,” and everyone who buys a ticket gets a free pass for the theater’s Friday night screening of the Charlie Chaplin classic “A Dog’s Life,” which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Woof! April 6, 7:05 p.m., 111 Broadway (saltlakefilmsociety.org, 801-321-0310).
The FitCon Expo
Does attending a fitness expo count as exercise? The FitCon expo comes to the Salt Palace Friday and Saturday. Break a sweat at the event’s many activities, which include deadlift competitions, MMA fights, arm wrestling contests and various fitness classes. Every attendee gets a custom event T-shirt, hat, shaker bottle and product samples at the bodybuilding.com booth. April 6, 2-10 p.m. April 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 100 S. West Temple, $20-$30 for adults, free entry for children ages 12 and under, with add-ons at various prices for specific events (fitcon.com, 385-468-2222).
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Salt Lake City’s Repertory Dance Theatre hosts an all-day open house on Saturday. Participants can take part in any or all of the day’s dance classes for just $10 total, or free with the purchase of a 10-class punch card. (But please stretch first.) April 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 138 Broadway, free (rdtutah.org, 801-534-1000).
The characters in Hale Center Theatre’s “Tuck Everlasting” may live forever, but this production won’t. Based on the 1975 literary classic of the same name, “Tuck Everlasting” tells of a young girl who meets a family of immortals. Will she join them in eternal bliss? You’ll have to find out for yourself. April 2-June 23, various showtimes, 9900 Monroe St., Sandy, $36-$40 for adults, $18-$20 for youth (grades K-12) (hct.org, 801-984-9000).