Bring on the warm weather! April means it's time for outdoor concerts and sporting events, and there are plenty of indoor events as well to keep Salt Lakers busy and entertained throughout the month.The list is always evolving, so check back frequently for new events.
Note: While we do our best to make sure all details are accurate, please contact the venue or visit their website before attending an event to make sure times, dates and prices are correct.
What secrets do mummies hold about the past? And what clues do they provide about the future? Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multimedia exhibits, explore how mummies are created, where they come from and who they were. Discover a never-before-seen collection of rare mummies from across the world including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt that spans eons of time and transcends history.
Feb. 16-May 27, 2013
209 E. 500 S.
"Weaving a Revolution" features more than 150 works of art created over the past thirty years by basket makers from the Monument Valley, Utah area. Today, they make traditional ceremonial baskets as they always have, but have also created an explosion of design and imagery enthusiastically embraced by both the international art market and fellow Navajos who are aware of this work. Swirling with geometric patterns, stylized plants and animals, and the sacred beings of origin stories, the baskets pay tribute to the past, preserve tradition, and honor creativity.
Jan. 12-April 28, 2013
301 Wakara Way
Special exhibit included with museum admission
Adults $11, Seniors 65 and over $9, Youth 13-24 $9, Children 3-12 $8, Children 2 and under free
Free for museum members and University of Utah students, faculty and staff with valid ID
The laughs never stop in this iconic comedy by America’s best-loved playwright, Neil Simon. After their thoroughly fed up wives throw them out, sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison and uptight neat freak Felix Ungar decide to move in together, thinking they’ll save on expenses and have a few laughs. It turns out the laughs are on them.
March 22-April 6, 2013
Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Saturday matinees, 2 p.m.
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 S. 1400 E., 801-581-6961
$25-$44, $5 more day of show
Children K-12 are half price on Mondays and Tuesdays
Come soar with the car that rattles, swims and flies as Hale Centre Theatre presents the whimsical tale of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Feb. 15-April 13. The MGM movie made it timeless. Broadway made it sparkle anew. By Sherman, Sherman and Sams.
The military will never be the same when Will Stockdale - dedicated, accident prone and obnoxiously sincere - completely unravels the army and ruins his beloved Sergeant's career in No Time for Sergeants. April 23-May 25.
Mondays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Matinees Saturdays 12:30 and 4 p.m.
Adults $26, children (5-11 years) $16.
3333 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City
Desert Star's parody of the Broadway classic centers around Jean Levi-Jean, a man who was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, and Inspector Javert, the merciless constable who hounds him after he breaks parole. With funny songs, outrageous French accents, and lots of humor, it's fun for the whole family.
March 28-June 8
See website for show dates and times
4861 S. State St.
Pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, soft drinks and desserts available during the show.
City kids will forever remember petting a lamb or holding a fluffy chick. This is the Place Heritage Park will have lots of baby animals to snuggle, nuzzle, and pet in the petting corral and the livery stable. The ponies are also waiting to take little cowboys and cowgirls for a ride.
March 28-May 24, 2013, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
2601 East Sunnyside Ave.
Adults: $10, Seniors 55+ and Children 3-11 $7
Kingsbury Hall brings two dynamic touring shows to their stage this month.
- "Lord of the Dance" - Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. ($32.50-$52.50)
- Henson Alternative "Stuffed and Unstrung" - Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. ($24.50-$36.50)
View the University of Utah Performing Arts calendar, including Kingsbury Hall, Libby Gardner Hall, Babcock Theatre, Studio 115 and Marriott Center for Dance
1395 E. Presidents Circle
- Space Science Youth Art Show Opening Reception, Thursday, April 4, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. The art show will be on display throughout the month of April.
- Community Partner Day, Friday, April 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Clark Planetarium for a day of free hands-on activities for children and families.
- Education Day, Monday, April 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Clark Planetarium education department will fill the main exhibit space with science experiments for visitors to explore.
- Food Truck Day, Tuesday, April 9, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Local food truck vendors such as Chow Truck, So Cupcake, Surefire Pizza, T's Grill, and more will gather outside Clark Planetarium.
- 10 Years of Space Exploration Lecture, April 12, 7-8 p.m. Clark Planetarium will take its show on the road to the Viridian Library in West Jordan with a free presentation, "10-Years of Space Exploration."
- Star Party in Sandy, April 13, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Clark Planetarium staff will host a star party at the Dimple Dell Recreation Center.
The Utah Jazz will be fighting for a playoff spot with a tough schedule in April:
All times MT. All games on ROOT Sports, with some games on other channels as listed. Radio for all games will be 1280 AM, 97.5 FM
- Monday, April 1 vs. Portland, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 3 vs. Denver 7 p.m.
- Friday, April 5 vs. New Orleans 7 p.m.
- Sunday, April 7 @ Golden State, 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 9 vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
- Friday, April 12 vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
- Monday, April 15 @ Minnesota 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 17 @ Memphis, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
301 West South Temple
Tickets $12-$184, see website for specials