Fortunately, most of the events run through weekend (and even later), so maybe you can enjoy them all.
Let's start with tonight, Thursday, Sept. 23:
Ririe-Woodbury's Configurations premieres at the Rose Wagner. Our new intern Deborah Ricks scored a sneak peak yesterday, and you can read her review, here.
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 PM
Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
How: Visit ririewoodbury.com
Also tonight through the weekend:
The Wasatch Theatre Company's Page to Stage Festival continues through the weekend featuring works from 13 local playwrights, 8 local theatre companies, 7 directors, and well, several local actors. There will be music, poetry, short shorts, panels and more.
The schedule is as follows: Thursday, September 23rd 8:00 p.m.,The Fables Project; Friday, September 24th, 8:00 p.m., Short-Shorts, 10:00 p.m., Actor's Panel (Shorts); Saturday, September 25th, 1:00 p.m., Short-Shorts Matinee; 4:00 p.m., Staged Reading; 8:00 p.m., The Fables Project; 10:00 p.m., Cabaret
Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre
Friday, Sept. 24
This event literally runs through the weekend. The Salt Lake Art Center's Dark Horse/Fallen Shadows features non-stop dance, from 6 PM Friday through 6 PM Sunday. The collaborative event (with the Downtown Alliance) was inspired by the 30's dance hall-day craze, when couples twirled for days, taking part in dance "marathons."
Dark Horse creator and New York resident Gary Vlasic used to live in Salt Lake, and long wanted to see the main gallery of the Salt Lake Art Center become a performance space. Now it's happening all weekend long. The event will feature performances by more than 30 dancers, and the audience is also invited to take part. If you're up at 3 AM, this would be the thing to do!
Where: Salt Lake Art Center
When: Friday 6 PM through Sunday 6 PM
How: For more information, please visit slartcenter.org or click here.
This weekend will also be a big one at the Box Office because Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opens. The Park City Film Series is also back with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire.
I've already seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and while the story is interesting, the acting excellent and the pace thrilling, there's one particular scene that really isn't necessary. I don't want to ruin the film for those who haven't seen it, but personally, I don't like gratuitous violence, which is what this particular scene is, plan and simple. It was sick and twisted. The other sick and twisted scenes, well, involved a serial killer, so that's more what you'd expect. Still, it's not my cup of tea.
You will catch me at the new Wall Street movie, though, and likely find our Web editor Andrew at the PC Film Series kickoff.
For more of what are staffers are up to and um, more dancing, read Jenni's blog, here, about tonight's Dancing with the Stars Showcase event.
Of course, there's still more music and theater happening this weekend. We'll keep you posted!