Weber library plans annual FANCon
ROY — Meet superheroes, walk on life-sized pirate ships, and enjoy something good to eat at the upcoming Weber County Library FANCon and Food Truck Rally.
The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Weber County Library Southwest Branch, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy. Admission is free.
Visitors will be able to explore and enjoy their favorite fandoms and universes as they win prizes, do arts and crafts, walk on life-sized pirate ships, meet Batman in his Batmobile, interact with live animals, play games and more. Costumes are encouraged.
The annual FANCon event celebrates the kickoff of the Weber County Library’s system-wide summer reading program and highlights the library’s comic book and graphic novel collection. This year’s event will feature displays, local cosplay groups and nonprofit organizations. Scales and Tails, Utah Lego Users Group, Utah REACH and other organizations will be at the event.
For more information, call the library at 801-337-2673.
‘Terminator 2’ to screen at Peery’s Egyptian
OGDEN — The latest installment of the Battle of the Sexes 2019 Film Series brings the “Terminator” sequel to Peery’s Egyptian Theater.
“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” will screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the theater at 2415 Washington Blvd.
The 1991 film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. But this time he’s one of the good guys. Schwarzenegger’s character is sent back in time to protect John Connor, the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future, from the most lethal Terminator ever created — the T-1000.
The film runs 2 hours 12 minutes and is rated R.
Costumes are encouraged at the screening.
As this is a “Bro-vie” (as opposed to a “Chick Flick”), men pay $5, while women are admitted free. The gender with the most in attendance at the show will be entered in a prize drawing.
Tickets are available through SmithsTix.com or at 801-689-8700.
Ziegfeld Theater presents ‘Pirates Past Noon’
SOUTH OGDEN — The Ziegfeld Theater presents a youth production this week with “Pirates Past Noon.”
The play is based on the Mary Pope Osborne “Magic Tree House” book series. “Pirates Past Noon” tells the story of siblings Jack and Annie, who discover pirates when the Magic Tree House transports them back to the 18th-century Caribbean. They meet Captain Bones, a pirate who captures them and forces them to help him find buried treasure.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, May 30-June 1 — with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee — at The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for ages 3 to 12.
The play is performed by children ages 6 to 12 who are in the Zig Kids program.
For tickets or more information, visit www.theziegfeldtheater.com or call 855-944-2787.
Help Healing Hearts fundraiser next week
LAYTON — Gail Miller, owner of the Utah Jazz, will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser to benefit grieving children, teens and families.
A Center for Grieving Children will host its Help Healing Hearts fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. June 6 at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West.
The dinner and silent auction is $50 per person, or $500 for tables of 10. Tickets must be purchased by today, May 30.
A Center for Grieving Children is a support center for children, teens and their families who are grieving the loss of someone they love because of illness, death, divorce or separation, according to a news release from the organization. The group also helps children in foster care.
For tickets or more information, call 801-476-1127. Film Challenge brings unpredictable movies
KAYSVILLE — Come see what 48 hours of filmmaking has wrought.
The Insomnia Film Challenge Screening will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Kaysville Theater, 21 Main St. The screening is the culmination of the Insomnia Film Challenge, in which teams of filmmakers were challenged to create, film and edit a four- to seven-minute movie in just 48 hours. Teams were given a prop, a line of dialogue, a genre and a character that must be included in the finished product.
The challenge was created by the Davis Arts Council.
Tickets to the screening are required, but free. Space is limited, and seating is first come, first served.
A brief awards ceremony will follow the screening.
Tickets are available through www.davisarts.org.
For more information, call 801-546-8575.
‘Music Without Borders’ featured at Ogden bar
OGDEN — NEXT Ensemble will present “Music Without Borders” here this weekend.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the bar Alleged, 201 Historic 25th St.
The concert is intended to “bring to light some of the invisible societal borders faced by musicians and composers who found themselves walled off due to their gender, sexual identity, nationality, politics, and/or religion,” according to a news release. The evening will feature music and stories by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Copland, Oliveros, Alberga and Crawford.
Performing in the concert will be soprano Jennifer Erickson, with Alison Olsen on flute, Lauren Miller on cello, and Nicholas Maughan on piano.
Admission is $10; the event is open to age 21 and older.
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
— Standard-Examiner staff