Northern Utah 10-Day Planner: Music, arts and fun to end April

Thursday , April 20, 2017 - 12:00 AM

FRIDAY, April 21

MUSIC IN THE CITY — Featuring nationally known singer-soloist Ginger Bess, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” 7:30 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City. bcfineartscenter.org. 435-723-0740. $8-12.

‘CATS’ THE MUSICAL — Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” 7:30 p.m., Studio 115, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. tickets.utah.edu. 801-581-7100. Performances run through Sunday, April 23. $3-8.

PUCCINI’S ‘LA RONDINE’ — Performed by University Lyric Opera Ensemble and Utah Philharmonic. 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Performance runs through Saturday, April 22. Those age 6 and younger are not permitted. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. 801-581-7100. FREE-$20.

STANDARD-EXAMINER HOME & GARDEN SHOW — Free tree starts to the first 200 people to enter each day, plus celebrity guest Josh Temple Prize of HGTV. Event will also feature prize drawings, DIY ideas, a couples painting class and more. www.shop.thebesthomeshow.com/. 801-625-4400. Friday and Saturday April 21-22. $2-$4. 

SATURDAY, April 22

EARTH DAY AT THE LIBRARY! — Celebrate our wild and wonderful planet with activities, stories and treats. 2 p.m., Weber County Library’s Southwest branch, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy; Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville; and Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 Adams Ave. Parkway, Washington Terrace. Live ladybugs will be distributed at each location. FREE.

PLANE TALK SERIES — Featuring retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dennis Howland, who will share some of his experiences serving in Vietnam. 1 p.m., Hill Aerospace Museum auditorium, 7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill Air Force Base. FREE.

EARTH DAY FAIR — Event includes live performances, green gurus, environmental experts, fresh food, more. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. Fair will be held rain or shine. All ages welcome. 801-621-7595. $4.

SUNDAY, April 23

HOME AND GADGET SHOW — Check out the newest in design trends, remodeling, lifestyle and full-home automation; enjoy demonstrations, food samples, more. 10 a.m., South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. sandyhomeshow.com. FREE-$8.

SPRING CONCERT — Featuring the Westminster Chamber Players. 4 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City. FREE.

CANYON JAMS — Featuring Will Baxter Band & The Last Lost Continent. 1-4 p.m., Stokes Nature Center, 2696 U.S. 89, Logan. nature@logannature.org. 435-755-3239. FREE-$10.

MONDAY, April 24

‘SISTER ACT’ THE MUSICAL — Based on the classic movie “Sister Act” with Whoopi Goldberg. 7:30 p.m., Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 W. 4700 South, Washington Terrace. Runs through May 27. www.terraceplayhouse.com. 801-393-0070. $9-14.

ART CONTEST DEADLINE — The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival art contest deadline is May 5. Open to Utah students, the featured bird is the American avocet. Entries can be realistic or stylized. Contest packet at www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com. Information, Yae Bryner, gslbirdart@gmail.com or 801-392-0816.

‘CRAZY FOR YOU’ THE MUSICAL — A romantic comedy and Gershwin’s new musical. 7:30 p.m., Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna. Performances run through Saturday, April 29. www.empresstheatre.com. 801-347-7373. $10-12.

TUESDAY, April 25

YOUTH CHESS CLUB — Players ages 4 to 18 are invited to test their Bobby Fischer skills with a game of chess. 4 p.m., Weber County Library’s, Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville. All supplies are provided. FREE.

TEEN PROGRAM — Featuring visual arts, with artist mentor Kelly Donovan. 3:30-5 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City. Bring your own art project and supplies. www.bcfineartscenter.org. 435-723-0740. FREE.

KANGAROO ZOO — Indoor active play for children featuring animal-themed inflatables; 150-pound weight limit. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ogden location, 184 20th St., Ogden. 801-622-1000. $8.99; ages 2 and younger, $5.

WEDNESDAY, April 26

DANCE NIGHT — Live music by Gary Romer; line dancing, 7-7:30 p.m.; ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m., Starstruck Dance Studio, 375 S. State St., Suite G, Clearfield. For ages 40 and older. 801-479-8664. $7.

NATURE TALES — Based on the 1980 children’s storybook “Gorky Rises”; event includes kite making, other activities and stories for ages 2-6. 11 a.m., Stokes Nature Center, 2696 U.S. 89, Logan. nature@logannature.org. 435-755-3239. FREE.

WILD WEDNESDAY: GAME BIRDS — Learn about game bird calls and go on a hike to search for quail and pheasant. 3:45-4:30 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. All ages welcome. Meet at the visitor’s center. $3-5.

THURSDAY, April 27

‘LAUGH ‘TILL IT HURTS’ FUNDRAISER — Have a good time and enjoy the laughs while helping to raise awareness about the need for organ, eye and tissue donation; includes a silent and live auction. 7 p.m., Wiseguys Comedy Club, 269 Historic 25th St., Ogden. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Bambi Chugg Thomas Healing Hearts Foundation. 801-622-5588. $10.

MUSICAL TALENT — Featuring the California Guitar Trio; their influences include European classical music, rock, blues, jazz, world music and surf music. 8 p.m., The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Doors open at 7 p.m. Must be at least age 21. 1-800-501-2885. $23.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT — Featuring Granger Smith, “If the Boot Fits,” with guest Earl Dibbles Jr. 7:30 p.m., The Depot at The Gateway, 400 W. S. Temple, Salt Lake City. www.depotslc.com. 801-355-5522. $15-20.

FRIDAY, April 28

WEBER COUNTY DAIRY DAYS — Showcasing competitors from around the Top of Utah to show their animals. 8 p.m., Auction Arena and Barn C, Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. Event runs through Saturday, April 29. 801-399-8798. FREE.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCE — Temple Square Festival of Choirs, Sonja Sperling directs the Sterling Singers, featuring Brahms’s Requiem. 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, 50 N. Temple, Salt Lake City. Limited to those age 8 and older. Tickets are not required. lds.org. 801-240-3323. FREE.

A NIGHT OF LAUGHS — Featuring Jenna Kim Jones, known for her podcast #SorryNotSorry, is one of the top 200 comedy podcasts on iTunes. 8 p.m., Wiseguys Comedy Club, 269 Historic 25th St., Ogden. Repeat performance on Saturday, April 29. 801-622-5588. $12.

SATURDAY, April 29

PLANE TALK SERIES — Featuring a salute to Vietnam veterans. Noon, Hill Aerospace Museum auditorium, 7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill Air Force Base. FREE.

IMAGINE BALLET THEATRE — Presents “Fairyopolis,” loosely based on the book “How to Find Flower Fairies,” by Cicely Mary Barker. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. smithstix.com. 801-689-8700. $15-29.

FARM ANIMAL DAYS — An outing the whole family can enjoy. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 South U.S. 89-91 Wellsville. 435-750-5180. $6.

SUNDAY, April 30

VISIT LORNA WATTIS SWANSON GALLERY — Hanging exhibit space, features white background and gallery lighting. 1-5 p.m., Weber County Library’s Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville. Gallery will close for the summer on May 21. 801-337-2660. FREE.

LEARN ABOUT THE ANIMALS — Featuring 450 species. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 Lone Peak Parkway, Draper. 801-355-3474. FREE-$19.95.

MOVIE NIGHT — Featuring the classic “The Big Lebowski.”4:30 p.m., I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City. Wear your favorite robe or bowling attire; prizes will be awarded in both categories. Food will be served. Cash bar. 801-581-0098. $5-10.

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