Such a good, fun weekend awaits with lots of good music and a chance to get outdoors and enjoy the springtime weather. Here are your best bets:
For movie fans - and "Bully" has been described in many a spot as quite an impactful film - Thursday offers a relatively rare chance to see an acclaimed movie and attend exchange thoughts about the flick with its director, Lee Hirsch. There are two opportunities to do this with the first one starting at Broadway Centre Cinemas at 4:35 p.m. and again at 7:10 p.m. This should be a terrific time.
And later Thursday night, don't forget that fine local act, Samuel Smith Band is having a cd release show at Bar Deluxe. Admission is $7. This will be a great party and feature lots of good music, as Camden Chamberlain, Erin Barra and Ransom Wynder will also play. Tickets will be available at the door.
Friday night features the first of two nights of uber-talented singer songwriter Mason Jennings, pictured above displaying his considerable musical talents at The State Room. Both of these concerts begin at 9 p.m. The 37-year-old Hawaii native - by way of Pittsburgh, Pa. - is one of the bright lights of the indie-folk movement and has written more good songs in the past five years than most bands ever find time to pen. Tickets remain available for both shows at TSR's website.
Also, Friday if you're a long-time fan of Zeppelin - in other words a white American male born between 1950 and 1990 - you can get Zoso-ed down at The Depot on Friday night as "The Led Zeppelin Experience featuring No Quarter" rolls through. This Wisconsin-based quartet bares a casual resemblance to the Zepsters and I can imagine far worse ways to pass a Friday night than to hoist a few beers and be immersed in Zep's mighty songbook. And what other chance would one have to realistically yell for "Achilles Last Stand"?
On Saturday, and running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can peruse the Live Green SLC! Festival 2012 at Library Square downtown. It's a free event with all kinds activities and music. For more info, visit livegreenslc.com.
And finally Saturday, the Jazz host the San Antonio Spurs at 8 p.m. and try to regain some self-respect after Wednesday night's Texas-sized whooping. As of Thursday, tickets, which start at $20, were still on sale at smithstix.com.