Lots to do this weekend, as always! Here's what's on my radar and what should be on yours, too:

Tonight, Thursday, August 12:

Matisyahu shines as part of the free 2010 Twilight Concert Series. Read the SLM interview by clicking here, and go enjoy his show! Matisyahu's performances are energetic and special, so prepare to move and be moved.

When: Gates at 5:30 PM

Where: Pioneer Park

Friday, August 13:

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Jack Johnson with ALO and G. Love & Special Sauce

Look for our shout-out to ALO in the current (July/August) issue of Salt Lake Magazine, on stands, now. All of these guys are mellow and beach-y, and can soothe any jamband cravings.

When: 7 PM

Where: USANA Amphitheatre


Here, ALO plays the funky, groovy and smooth Big Appetite:

The Lion King

Broadway Across America-Utah presents one of Disney's very best. The show opened Wednesday and will run through Sept. 26. We'll be attending Friday's performance, so perhaps we'll see you, there!

Note: It's kid-friendly, but still more than two hours long, so be prepared.

When: 8 PM Friday (other times on other days)

Where: Capitol Theatre


Eat, Pray, Love

We loved the book and the movie opens tonight at theaters across America. Not sure if we'll catch it Friday, but it's definitely on the list. Julia Roberts stars as Elizabeth Gilbert as she travels to Rome, India and Bali on a journey to recapture her soul and self.

Saturday, August 14:

The Normal Heart

Plan-B Theatre Company and the Utah AIDS Foundation will present a free reading of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer in honor of their 20th and 25th (respective) anniversaries.

The play chronicles Kramer's own struggles with HIV in New York during the height of initial AIDS awareness, which led him to found the Gay Men's Health Crisis.

When: 8pm

Where: Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center


Sunday, August 15:

The Swell Season

If you want a really easy Sunday evening, attending this concert will do the trick. The duo (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglov) met while starring in the movie Once-a sweet, musical love story that only kind of has a happy ending. (I'm not giving it away.)

The Swell Season's music is dreamy and folk-y. I particularly like this cover of Van Morrison's Into the Mystic, below:

When: 7 PM

Where: Red Butte Garden