Events worth the drive this weekend: FanXperience, NCAA tournament and more

Tuesday , March 14, 2017 - 5:15 PM

BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner

Thousands of fans attended the second day of the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Friday, Mar. 25, 2016.

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

If you’re in the mood to do a some traveling this weekend, here are a few events going on that’ll make your drive worth it. 

Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday

Where: Salt Palace Convention Center at 100 S W Temple in Salt Lake City. 

Cost: $25  to $175 online, $30 to $180 at the door

Meet Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee, Weird Al Yankovic, Zachary Levi and other celebrities, dress up as your favorite super heroes, and tour the convention floor at the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience this weekend. 

First & Second Rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships

When: March 16-18

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena at 301 S Temple in Salt Lake City. 

Cost: $50 for session one, $60 for session two and $65 for the championships. 

College basketball fans will have the chance to see No. 2 Gonzaga and other top teams in action this weekend in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships. 

St. Patrick’s Day Party

When: All day Friday, March 17

Where: Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin Ski Resort. 

Live music begins at 2 p.m. with Royal Bliis and Tim Daniels. Enjoy bagpipers, corn beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, green beer and more. For skiers, three pots of gold will be hidden on the mountain. Find one and win a 2017/2018 premier season pass. 

Utah Fashion Week

When: March 14-21

Where: The Falls Event Center in Salt Lake City. 

Cost: $16 to $30

Catch the end of Utah’s Fashion Week with the Urban/Streetwear Show Friday and the Cocktail & Resort and Evening & Avant Garde shows Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.utahfashionweek.com. 

Monster Truck Insanity 

When: 7 p.m., March 17-18

Where: Deseret Peak Complex at 2930 West Highway 112 in Toole. 

Cost: $16 for adults, $8 for children

Watch monster trucks of all sizes compete as the Monster Truck Insanity Tour stops in Toole. Featured trucks include Monster Trakker, D’Sturbed and Sniper.

Wasatch Roasting Company’s Alternative Brew Methods Workshop 

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m., March 17

Where: Wasatch Roasting, 2436 Grant Ave., Ogden

Cost: $25 to $27.37

Explore the various elements involved in brewing single origin coffees using manual brewing equipment. All proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (http://cureangelman.org/). Participants will be gifted with 4 samples of our craft roasted coffee to take home with them, as well as a 10% discount on available brewing equipment.

Scrapefest Season Opener

When: 3 to 8 p.m., March 19

Where: Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington

Cost: VIP parking, $20; General admission/spectators FREE

Shake off that winter mode and join in Scrapefest for a day of cars, events, and good hangs!. All makes and models welcome. There will also be food trucks, games other activities. (801) 451-4080.

South Weber Train Rides

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 18

Where: Canyon Meadows Park, 631 Peterson Parkway, South Weber

Cost: FREE

Free train rides at Canyon Meadows Park in South Weber Utah! Donations are greatly appreciated to help expand the track and pay for maintenance and upgrades.