Thursday, Nov. 4
The Beach Boys Swoon November into Summer
Weâ€™re dipping into winter, so itâ€™s nice that a summery, nostalgic breeze that is The Beach Boys will take the stage tonight at Provoâ€™s Covey Center for the Arts. Itâ€™ll be good. Itâ€™ll be "good vibrations" good.
UMFA Presents: Chakaia Booker
If Provo is too far a drive, go be enlightened as African-American sculptor Chakaia Booker speaks about her art and answers questions at the Utah Museum of Fine Art. Booker is known for her surprisingly intricate and powerful sculptures made from rubber tires, her material of choice. Some of her work is a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Artâ€™s permanent collection, and itâ€™s an honor to have her as one of UMFAâ€™s visiting artists. The lecture takes place at 7 p.m (410 Campus Center Drive).
Friday, Nov. 5
Urban Lounge Presents: Mayer Hawthorne, The White Curtis Mayfield
When Mayer Hawthorne (Andrew Mayer Cohen) croons, â€œIt just ainâ€™t gonna work out,â€ he doesnâ€™t mean his career. As a singer, producer, songwriter, DJ, rapper and multi-instrumentalist, the guyâ€™s got a lot going for him. With Curtis Mayfield as one of his major influences, his music is funky, soulful, classic. See Hawthorne perform at Urban Lounge (241 South 500 East). Doors open at 9 p.m.
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet
The most tragic love story has inspired many a beautiful soundtrack by many a famous composer, and one such composer is Berlioz. The Utah Symphony, joined by the Utah Symphony Chorus, will perform the Romantic composer's rendition Nov. 5-6 at Abravanel Hall.
Saturday, Nov. 6
If you havenâ€™t yet made it up to Heber for some cowboy poetry and a hoedown (see our feature on the festival here), come at least for the festivalâ€™s final night. Feast on a cowboy buffet, and enjoy a performance by â€œgreat American storytellerâ€ Red Steagall. As the website suggests, â€œPut on your western duds and come on out for good food and fun.â€ The event takes place at 7 p.m. in Midway, Utah at the Zermatt Resort (784 West Resort Drive Midway, UT). http://www.hebercitycowboypoetry.com
Sunday, Nov. 7
Canadian Hall of Famer Gordon Lightfoot
Just when the weekend couldnâ€™t get any more classic, folk musician Gordon Lightfoot will take to the stage at Kingsbury Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65, $50, $40 and can be purchased here.
Kilby Court Indie-Pop Love
For the younger, indie rock-loving crowd, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will perform at all-ages venue Kilby Court at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Purchase tickets through Smithtix, and find more upcoming shows at Kilby here.