With temperatures warming up, folks are more likely to get out of the house, knowing they won't have to srape their windhield or drive on snowy roads following a play or concert.
Speaking of which, there are multiple good entertainment choices this weekend, so let's run through your best bets, shall we?
Starting Thursday night, Irish rockers The Young Dubliners wil be at The Depot for their annual St. Patrick's-Dayish area appearance. Tickets are $25 at smithstix.com.
A bit hipper way to spend Thursday night is over at Kilby Court as Nebraska indie-folkers The Mynabirds pay a visit as they journey through the West en route to Texas for the SXSW Festival. Tickets are $12 for the 7 p.m. show. a good time at Abravanel Hall and enjoy the Utah Symphony as guest conductor Vladimir Kulonovic and the Children's Dance Theatre team up to perform Saint-Saens musical take on such animals as the lion, the elephant and swan. Sounds like a great time, whether you have a pack of kids in tow or not. Tickets remain on sale.
Also on Saturday, back at The Depot, Chicago rockers Umphrey's McGee bring their guitar chops and crazy energy into Salt Lake City for the third straight year as part of their "Death By Stereo" tour. These guys, pictured above, fuse elements of metal and reggae and improvisation together for a strange musical brew that sounds like almost nothing else. Tickets are on sale at smithstix.com. and are $17.50 in advance. The show begins at 8 p.m. with DJ-band JIMKATA opening.
And for a mellow Sunday night, Salt Lake-based folk singer Josh Rosenthal is playing a Sunday night gig at The State Room. Tickets are $15.
Finally, and for a not-so-mellow Sunday night, the intense, dramatic rock and stage show of A Place To Bury Strangers will again play The Urban Lounge. A friend of mind who saw this group a few years back said it's a sight to behold. I'm tempted to see for myself. Tickets are at 24tix.comfor the 9 p.m. and local rockers, The Tolchock Trio will open the gig.