Local briefs for the week of Feb. 7-13, 2019

Musicians sought for free concert series

LAYTON — The Davis Arts Council is in search of musical artists to perform as part of this summer’s 40th annual Free Sunday Night Concert Series.

Acts must be appropriate for all ages and “should be generally uplifting in nature,” according to a news release from the council. “Typically, rock ’n’ roll, EDM, hip-hop, and other highly produced genres/acts aren’t appropriate for this series.”

Sets should be 50 to 60 minutes in length. Multiple artists may submit an application, but the overall one-hour limit — including changeover time — must be observed. The only technical production available will be the use of two microphones and the house sound system.

To apply for the 2019 summer series, send press kit that includes a music sample, an artist’s photo, and an introductory letter to tessa@davisarts.org (subject line: “Sunday Concert Consideration”).

Entries must be received by Feb. 15.

Rates of compensation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, call 801-546-8575.

Pampering event offers yoga, massage, authors and more

OGDEN — Everything from yoga to skin treatments will be offered at a pampering event at the new Argo House.

The event, called “Energize Your Body, Mind and Spirit,” is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Argo House, 589 25th St. Local professionals will offer yoga, skin treatments, massage, health coaching, hypnotherapy, energy healing and more.

Two authors will also be featured at the event, discussing their work and signing books. Steve Patrick is author of “A Whole of the Whole,” a book about the power and shortcomings of words. JaNae Francis wrote “Spiritual Reflections: Columns on Faith,” a collection of faith columns she produced for the Standard-Examiner. The two writers will be discussing their works and signing books.

At the event, Francis will also debut a new short story, “The Tail Tale Miracle,” about a woman who made a huge life change.”

Admission is free.

For more information on the event, call 801-645-9646.

Adult prom to aid Habitat for Humanity

OGDEN — Never got to go to your prom back in high school? Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties, along with St. Joseph High School, have got you covered.

The two entities are hosting the fundraising Habitat for Humanity Adult Prom from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Joseph High School, 1790 Lake St. Theme for the prom is “Under the Sea.” Plenty of dancing, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, as well as prize drawings.

Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Guzman family, a single mother with six children who is receiving a Habitat home in Ogden. Three other families having homes built for them will also be introduced at the prom — the Hadfield-Carey family, the Rodriguez family, and the Norager family.

The prom is open to those age 21 and older.

For tickets or more information, visit habitatwd.org.

‘Take a Chance’ on ABBA-fueled musical ‘Mamma Mia’

KAYSVILLE — The hit musical “Mamma Mia” is the next offering at Hopebox Theatre.

The play opens Friday, Feb. 8, and continues through Feb. 23 at the theater, 1700 Frontage Road.

“Mamma Mia uses the songs of the 1970s pop group ABBA to tell the tale of a young woman in search of her real father on the eve of her wedding day. The local production stars Hannah Olsen, Jan Williams and Missy Riffle.

Shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays — with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Tickets are $13 to $18, available at www.hopeboxtheatre.com or by calling 801-451-5259.

Party like a princess at these royal events

LAYTON — You and your child can enjoy a Valentine’s tea party with your favorite royal couple.

Northern Utah Princess Parties is offering a series of hour-long tea parties on Saturday, Feb. 9, at On Pitch Performing Arts, 587 N. Main St.

Tickets are $30, and include one adult and one child. The experience offers one hour with a princess and her prince, including story time, a meet and greet, and photo opportunities. Juice, cookies and other assorted snacks are included.

Times for the tea parties are:

10 a.m. — Rapunzel and Eugene

Noon — Belle and Adam

2 p.m. — Ariel and Eric

4 p.m. — Anna and Kristoff

For more information, visit www.northernutprincesses.com, or call 385-209-1557.

Sweethearts Dance offers pre-holiday fun

FARMINGTON — The city’s parks and recreation department is hosting a Sweethearts Dance here this weekend.

The dance will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Farmington Community Arts Center, 120 S. Main St. The event is open to ages 18 and older. Dance photos and light refreshments will be provided; organizers ask participants to wear “fancy dress.”

Tickets are $15 per couple in advance, $20 on the day of the dance.

For tickets or more information, visit www.farmington.utah.gov, drop by the parks and recreation department at 720 W. 100 North, or call 801-451-0953.

Salt Lake comedian coming to Wiseguys this weekend

OGDEN — Stand-up comedian Steve Soelberg brings his unique take on life to Wiseguys comedy club this weekend.

The Seattle native, who now lives in Salt Lake City, is billed as “a scientist and an endurance sports enthusiast.” He’ll perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at Wiseguys in Ogden, 269 Historic 25th St.

Tickets are $12, available at www.wiseguyscomedy.com or by calling 801-622-5588.

Dinner dance planned at conference center

OGDEN — The annual Valentine Dinner Dance returns to the grand ballroom stage at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center on Friday, Feb. 8.

The romantic evening begins with a cocktail party at 6:30 p.m., followed by a candlelit dinner and dancing to live jazz and swing music by Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band and the Voodoo Orchestra. The event will be held at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.

Tickets are $40 per person, or $75 for a couple.

For more information, visit egyptiantheaterogden.com or call 801-689-8700.

Give the gift of music for Valentine’s Day

KAYSVILLE — Why not take your romance game up a notch by ordering a singing Valentine this year?

The North Front Sound Chorus, based in Kaysville, is offering singing Valentines — complete with two songs, a card and a rose — for the Feb. 14 holiday. Prices start at $35 for a visit.

To order a singing Valentine, visit UtahValentines.com or call 385-275-5637.

‘Reverse of Volume’ to be exhibited at WSU

OGDEN — Weber State University is bringing Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi to campus for a reception and exhibit.

“Reverse of Volume” is an art installation created by Onishi using the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create “a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space,” according to a news release about the exhibit. The artist calls the process “casting the invisible,” describing it as a meditation on the nature of the negative space, or void, left behind.

The exhibit will open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Kimball Visual Arts Building’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd. The artist will be in attendance at the reception.

The exhibit will run through April 6.

The event and exhibit are free and open to the public.

‘Grease’ sing-along is next in Peery’s series

OGDEN — Peery’s Egyptian Theater’s Battle of the Sexes film series continues next week with a sing-along to the 1978 musical film “Grease.”

The show begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. Organizers say costumes are “highly encouraged.”

The 1978 film stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in a story about a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Songs from the movie include “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “You’re the One that I Want.”

“Grease” is rated Rated PG-13; running time is 1 hour, 50 minutes.

As this is being billed as a “Chick Flick” in the alternating “Chick Flicks and Bro-vies” series, admission is $5 for females. Male are admitted free. A prize drawing for the gender with the most representation will be held before the show.

For tickets or more information, visit www.smithstix.com or call 801-689-8700.

Brigham City museum displaying costumes

BRIGHAM CITY — An exhibit of costumes from various performing arts companies in the state is now on display at the Brigham City Museum of Art & History.

“All the World’s a Stage: Costumes From Utah’s Greats’ is on exhibit through March 16 at the museum, 24 N. 300 West. It features costumes designed, made and used by the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Ballet West, Utah Opera, Utah Festival Opera, and Heritage Theatre. There are also drawings, photographs and sample materials on display.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 435-226-1430.

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