written by: Ashley Szanter and Christie Marcy
Few film scores are as recognizable as that of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Utah Symphony will undertake the epic John Williams score while the equally epic movie screens behind them as part of their Film in Concert series. Leave your bullwhip at home.
Sept. 7, Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, SLC, 801-355-2787, arttix.org
Oct. 31, The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, SLC, 801-467-8499, smithstix.com
Oct. 20, The State Room, 638 S. State St., SLC, 801-596-3560, thestateroom.com
Nov. 4, Eccles Theater, 131 Main St., SLC, 801-355-2787, arttix.org
Whether you call it alt-country, country rock, roots music, or—as Gram Parsons called it—cosmic American music, Chris Hillman, a former member of the Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds, is a legend in the genre. The guitarist and singer-songwriter is touring with other musical pioneers Herb Pederson and John Jorgensen and stopping for a short residency in Park City.
Oct. 26-28, The Egyptian Theater, 328 Main St., PC, 435-649-9371, egyptiantheatrecompany.org
It’s been a while since country music has seen a redemptive arc quite like Jason Isbell’s. The former Drive-By Trucker went solo, went to rehab and became the voice of the new Americana along the way. His heartfelt lyrics, killer guitar licks and down-home charm are all part of the package.
Sept. 8, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, SLC, 801-585-0556, ticketfly.com
Oct. 10-15, Eccles Theater, 131 Main St., SLC, 801-355-5502, Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com
Give summer a laid-back goodbye. Thanksgiving Point’s Labor Day Luau will transport you to the Hawaiian Islands for an evening of food, fun and a window into Polynesian culture.
Sept. 4, Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, 801-768-2300, thanksgivingpoint.org
September 6-9, 6 N. Main, Brigham City, 435-723-3931, boxelderchamber.com/peach-days
Hop on a magic carpet to the Capitol Theater to see Ballet West’s Aladdin, featuring dancers from both Ballet West II and Ballet West Academy. You’ll be enchanted by adventure, romance and comedy.
Oct. 19-22, Capitol Theater, 50 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-869-6920, balletwest.org
Wednesdays, Sept. 6-27, E.W. Garbett Center, 700 N 200 W, SLC, 801-703-6736, saltlakescandidance.org
Sept. 22, Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd., Huntsville, 801-620-1021, snowbasin.com/events
Frights, Spooks and Treats for Halloween Fun
Trick-or-treating can be dangerous—if only because of the unhealthy amount of corn syrup, sugar and artificial flavorings you’ll ingest. Why not replace it with a healthy Halloween experience guaranteed to increase your heart rate and burn some calories?
Pedal Provo Ghost Tours leads cyclists around the Provo City Cemetery while tour guides spin spooky stories.
Through Oct. 13, Provo City Cemetery, 610 S. State St., Provo, 385-321-0456, pedalprovo.com
Enjoy the Halloween season and support local Riverton High School by attending Scarodeo. Bring the kids, dress up in your favorite costumes and keep an eye out for The Great Pumpkin!
Oct. 24, Riverton City Park, 1450 W. 12800 South, Riverton, 801-254-0704, rivertoncity.com
Oct. 24, Abravanel Hall, 23 W. South Temple, SLC, 801-533-6683, artsaltlake.org/events/
Halloween is a holiday meant for the whole family and Monster Block Party has something for all ages: costumes contests, trick-or-treating, live performances and even a pumpkin drop!
Oct. 28, The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, SLC, slcgov.com/slcevents/slc-events-monster-block-party
Sept. 29 to Nov. 4, The Off Broadway Theater, 272 S. Main, SLC, 801-355-4628, theobt.org
See more inside our 2017 September/October Issue.