Arts and entertainment briefs for March 28-April 3

Arts and entertainment briefs for March 28-April 3

‘Art on the Avenue’ brings art, literacy to Weber library

OGDEN — This weekend, you can support the art community and support literacy, all at the same time.

“Art on the Avenue, the first Friends of the Weber County Library benefit art sale, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Weber County Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave.

More than 140 works by about 40 diverse artists will be on display at the library and available for purchase. A small sampling of the artists in the show includes Jerry Hancok, Judy Elsley, Becy Espinosa, Keith Dagley, Guadalupe Rodriguez and Michelle Montierth.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to community literacy initiatives.

For more information on the event, call 801-337-2617.

SpiritCon materializes in Davis County this weekend

LAYTON — SpiritCon, a spiritual convention offering “pagan spirit, magic, healing and community,” is planned for this weekend at the Davis Conference Center.

Back for a second year, the event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continues through Sunday at the convention center, 1651 N. 700 West. The vendor and healer/reader rooms are free and open to the public; tickets for the convention are $10 per day.

SpiritCon will offer 55 classes over the weekend, covering topics from daily spiritual practice, astrology and tarot to mythical creatures, numerology and crystals.

Admission to the convention includes a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Leslie Hudson, who sings modern retellings of women’s stories from ancient times to the present.

For tickets or more information, visit, or call 801-773-7243.


Railroad photo display at Rainbow Gardens

OGDEN — A new display in honor of the Transcontinental Railroad Sesquicentennial is now on display at Rainbow Gardens.

The exhibit consists of 40 reproductions of Utah photographs taken between about 1866 and 1876. They depict Union Pacific railroad construction and activity, as well as local scenery and towns in Echo Canyon, Weber Canyon, Ogden Canyon, Uintah, Ogden City, Bear River, Corinne, and Promontory Summit.

The public-doman photos come from the Getty Musuem, The New York Public Library, the USGS, and local collections like the library at Brigham Young University.

Most of the photos were taken by Andrew J. Russell, photographer for the Union Pacific, and William Henry Jackson, a photographer from Salt Lake City.

The display is on view from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in the Rainbow Hallway Gallery at Rainbow Gardens, 1851 Valley Drive, near the mouth of Ogden Canyon.

For more information, call 801-621-1606.

Bill Nye the Science Guy brings sold-out lecture to WSU

OGDEN — Bill Nye the Science Guy hits town next week for a sold-out lecture at Weber State University.

A scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor, Nye has collected 18 Emmy Awards for his PBS/syndicated series “Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He’s also host of “Stuff Happens,” and serves as an ambassador for science education.

Nye’s lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Dee Events Center. Originally scheduled for the Browning Center, the event sold out so quickly that it was moved to the much larger Dee Events Center. The larger venue sold out quickly as well.

No standby or wait-list tickets are available, according to a representative at the WSU ticket office.

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