Things to do in Northern Utah this coming week

Things to do in Northern Utah this coming week

Family Open Mic Night headed for Ziegfeld Theater

SOUTH OGDEN — Here’s your chance to get up on stage and show folks what you’ve got, entertainment-wise.

The Family Open Mic Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd. Admission is a recommended $5.

Those interested in performing should register at Registration is $15.

All proceeds from the evening go to support the Zig Arts Academy scholarship program.

For more information, call 855-944-2787.

Tom Clark set to perform at Wiseguys Ogden

OGDEN — Comedian Tom Clark will be the featured performer this week at Wiseguys Comedy Cafe in downtown Ogden.

“Tom Clark,” the Wiseguys website informs us, “was born and raised, in that order.” The comedian has appeared on TBS’s “Conan,” CBS’s “The Late, Late Show” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.”

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at Wiseguys, 269 Historic 25th St.

Tickets are $12, available at

For more information, call 801-622-5588.

Utah Film Commission offers grant program to filmmakers

SALT LAKE CITY — Local directors and producers are invited to apply for the Next Level Grant Program, offered by the Utah Film Commission.

Up to five filmmakers will qualify for the Next Level program in 2019, with each grantee awarded $2,000 to support a project. Along with the funding, winners will receive a one-year membership at the Utah Film Center’s Artist Foundry, which offers workshops, equipment rentals, networking and work spaces. They’ll also be granted special access to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, as well as access to Sundance Institute’s Co//ab Artist Network.

Applicants must be Utah residents and at least 18 years of age. They also must be a director or producer on their project.

The commission launched the program in an effort to support Utah filmmakers and help raise their projects to the next level. The money can be used for any aspect of an approved project, and all stages — from development to exhibition and distribution — will be considered for funding.

For details, including application criteria, visit

Identification of Historic Bottles at Antelope Island

ANTELOPE ISLAND — A presentation on historic bottles will be offered Saturday, Dec. 1, on the Great Salt Lake island.

Archaeologist Chris Merritt from the Utah Division of State History will discuss how to identify historic bottles at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fielding Garr Ranch. Merritt is an expert on identifying bottles in Utah and will share some of his findings and knowledge.

The event is being held in honor of National Mason Jar Day.

The entrance to Antelope Island State Park is at 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse. State park entrance fees apply.

For more information, email

Read all about it: ‘Newsies’ at Northridge High

LAYTON — The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Newsies” opens Friday, Nov. 30, at Northridge High School.

Shows run select evenings through Dec. 8 in the school auditorium, 2430 N. Hill Field Road. Admission is $6 to $9.

Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, “Newsies” tells the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy who leads a strike against unfair work conditions. It’s based on the 1992 Disney movie by the same name, and features songs like “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day” and “Santa Fe.”

For more information, visit or call 801-402-8500.

Hill Aerospace Museum Plane Talks for December

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A very special flier will join Hill Aerospace Museum’s monthly Plane Talk presentations this month.

Due to the holidays, only two military members will present Plane Talks in December.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, the speaker will be Dennis Howland. Howland served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant in the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He accompanied corpsmen to provide security during his time in Vietnam.

Upon returning from Vietnam, Howland promised a group of Gold Star Mothers that he “would never let the world forget how important their sons were to the history of this country.” When he moved to Utah, Howland started a chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America and became the organization’s Utah president.

At 1 p.m. Dec. 8, Lynn “Squirt” Taylor will be the speaker. Taylor served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1995 to 2005.

His primary duty was piloting the A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately known as the “Warthog.” He was also trained as an airborne forward air controller and combat search and rescue pilot.

On Dec. 15, no Plane Talk will be held, but the pilot of a unique aircraft will be the honored guest. Santa Claus will visit the museum that day.

Hill Aerospace Museum is at 7961 Wardleigh Road, east of the Roy exit. Admission is free.

For more information, call 801-825-5817.

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