10-Day Planner: 30 Fun Things to Do in Northern Utah, Salt Lake City This Week

FRIDAY, May 12

BABY ANIMAL DAYS FUNDRAISER — Visitors will see twice as many baby animals this year and more. 3-8 p.m., Utah State University Botanical Center, 920 S. 50 West, Kaysville. Proceeds will benefit 4-H programs and the botanical gardens. Event will also run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Tickets at babyanimaldays.org. $7 per person or $35 for a family of up to six people.

SIMPLE TREASURES MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE — Locally handmade gifts, home and spring decor, treats and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Legacy Events Center (Davis Fairgrounds), 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington. Event also runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. 801-451-4080. FREE-$1.

DANCE AMERICA ‘THE CONCERT’ COMPETITION — An adjudication only competition, where dancers receive awards based on scores instead of placements. 4:30-10:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Performance also runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13. egyptiantheaterogden.com. 801-689-8700. FREE.


SURPLUS PROPERTY AND BOOK SALE — Don’t miss the opportunity for great savings. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Weber County Library’s North branch, 475 E. 2600 North, North Ogden. 801-337- 2617. FREE.

FAMILY ART SATURDAY — For children of all ages and their families; discover changing exhibitions and take part in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. W. Temple, Salt Lake City. 801-328-4201. FREE-$5.

COMMUNITY EVENT — Featuring May Mania Demolition Derby. 7 p.m., Outdoor Stadium, Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. smithstix.com. 801-399-8798. FREE-$26.

SUNDAY, May 14

CHECK OUT HOGLE ZOO — Enjoy the warm weather and visit the 42-acre zoo that houses animals, tropical gardens, and a train and carousel. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2600 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City. 801-584-1700. FREE-$16.95.

BIRD SHOW — Check out the beautiful plumage of birds in flight and get up close with the stars of the show. 1 p.m., Education Indoor Space, Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. Arrive 30 minutes early to ensure a seat. 801-596-8500. FREE-$7.95.

CLARK PLANETARIUM — Visit the Foucault Pendulum exhibit, the first real proof that the Earth spins, and not the sky. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Gateway, 400 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. 385-468-7827. FREE.

MONDAY, May 15

MAGIC MONDAY — Featuring Elias “Lefty” Caress, resident magician; event also includes comedy and chocolate or ice cream. 7-10 p.m., Hatch Family Chocolate, 376 Eighth Ave., Salt Lake City. 801-532-4912. FREE.

PRESERVE ALL FRONTS — “World War II Homefront Scanning Days” for the community to have memorabilia scanned as part of a project documenting the impact of World War II on Northern Utah. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Building 1955, Hill Aerospace Museum, 7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill Air Force Base. specialcollections@weber.edu. 801-626-6540. FREE.

‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ PERFORMANCE — Don’t miss the rendition of Disney’s classic mermaid fairy tale. 7:30 p.m., The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Performances also run Friday, May 19, through Saturday, May 20. theziegfeldtheater.com. 801-821-2625. $17-$19.


STANDARD-EXAMINER CAREER EXPO — For those interested in exploring the job market. 11 a.m., Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. 801-399-8798. FREE.

PUPPET PERFORMANCE — Spotlighting professional ventriloquist Meghan Casey and her puppets. 6 p.m., Weber County Library’s Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 Adams Ave. Parkway, Washington Terrace. FREE.

YOUTH CHESS CLUB — Those ages 4-18 are invited to learn and play the ultimate intellectual game. 4 p.m., Weber County Library’s Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville. All supplies will be provided. FREE.


MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT — Featuring Frontier Ruckus, known for folk rock with a strong verbal emphasis, “I Am the Water You Are Pumping.” 8 p.m., The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Doors open at 7 p.m. Must be at least age 21. 1-800-501-2885. $15.

WILD WEDNESDAY: TWEETS AND TWITTERS — Check out songbird social media and learn how birds communicate. 3:45-4:30 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. All ages welcome. Meet at the visitor center. 801-621-7595. $3-$5.

DANCE NIGHT — Live music by Gary Romer; line dancing, 7-7:30 p.m.; ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m., Starstruck Dance Studio, 375 S. State St., Suite G, Clearfield. For ages 40 and older. 801-479-8664. $7.


BOOK DISCUSSION — Featuring “Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia,” depicting a rare glimpse into modern-day Russian life, by Anne Garrels. 7 p.m., Weber County Library’s Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 Adams Ave. Parkway, Washington Terrace. Books available at reference desk. 801-337-2690. FREE.

UTAH DANCE ACADEMY — Presents BELIEVE & Reach for the Stars! featuring the academy and competition teams as they showcase their talents. 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. smithstix.com. 801-689-8700. $5-$10.

JEWELRY MAKING/SILVERSMITHING CLASS — Bring design ideas, metal and stones, and learn how to create jewelry from Rene Venegas, a 16th-generation master silversmith. 6 p.m., The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave., Ogden. localartisancollective.com. $50 for each three-hour class.

FRIDAY, May 19

SUBLIMATION EXHIBIT — Opening reception featuring the artwork of Michael Ryan Handley. 7-9 p.m., Street Gallery, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S.W. Temple, Salt Lake City. Exhibit runs through Sept. 9. 801-328-4201. Suggested donation, $5.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCE — Featuring the Sally Bytheway Chorale directed by Sally Brinton. 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, 50 N. Temple, Salt Lake City. For ages 8 and older. 801-240-3323. FREE.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT — Featuring Austin Weyand, finger-style guitarist and his acoustic band. 7:30 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City. bcfineartscenter.org. 435-723-0740. $8-$12.


STAR PARTY — Members of the Ogden Astronomical Society invite you to look through their telescopes; deep space viewing begins at dark. 6 p.m., White Rock Bay Campground, Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse. 801-721-9569. $10 per vehicle.

GAMING TOURNAMENT — For ages 14 and younger. 2 p.m., Weber County Library’s Southwest branch, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy. Prizes will be awarded. 801-337-2670. FREE.

SPRING SHOW — Featuring La Rae’s Dance Unlimited and its presentation of “World of Dance.” 7:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. 801-689-8700. FREE.

SUNDAY, May 21

YOUTH FISHING CAMP SIGNUP — Children ages 8-12 can learn how to fish in a safe, friendly environment; fishing dates: June 13-14, June 20-21, and June 27-28. 6-8 p.m., USU Botanical Center, 920 S. 50 West, Kaysville. Children age 12 must have a $5 fishing license. Equipment is provided, but you can bring your own. Register at usubotanicalcenter.org/education/youth/fishing. $30.

DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS UNLEASHED — Your family will enjoy a journey back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. 385-468-2260. $11-$47.

CHECK OUT THE ANIMALS — Learn all about 450 species. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 Lone Peak Parkway, Draper. 801-355-3474. FREE-$19.95.

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