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Winter Wednesdays at Tracy Aviary

Courtesy Tracy Aviary

Tracy Aviary offers $1 admission every Wednesday November-March.

Tracy Aviary is located at 589 East 1300 South in the southwest corner of Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. It is accessible from the northern entrance of the park located at 900 South. Phone: 801-596-8500

Regular admission is adults $5, seniors and students $4, children 4-12 $3, children under 3 free, Avian Encounter $3

International Sportsmen's Expo

Courtesy International Sportsmen's Expos

Despite its name, the International Sportsmen's Expo is fun for men, women and children who enjoy outdoor recreation. About 30,000 people will flock to the South Towne Expo Center for more than 400 exhibits, seminars, demonstrations and contests. Highlights of the show include a 3-D pop-up archery range, a "Dock Dogs" dog jumping competition open to any dog, fly casting contest, and a Dutch oven cookoff.

March 13-16, 2014, see website for times.

South Towne Exposition Center
9575 So. State Street

Tickets: $12.00 Adult, free for children 16 years and under. Active duty military free with ID.

Tumbleweeds Film Festival

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Utah Film Center

The Tumbleweeds Film Festival for kids 4-14 presents a unique opportunity for kids to see unconventional films, including foreign films. Screenings and workshops will be held March 14-16 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Spy Hop Productions and The City Library.

Tickets prices and screening times TBA.

Utah Opera: 'Turnadot'

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Utah Opera

Turandot is Puccini's "cruel princess." She is vain, icy, and seemingly incapable of love. In keeping with her impenetrable persona, she announces that she will marry the man who can solve her three riddles but gravely punish those who cannot. Heads do roll until one clever prince appears and solves her trio of challenges. He then counters with a riddle of his own and Turandot is caught uncomfortably in a web of her own making.

March 15, 17, 19, 21, 7:30 p.m.; March 23, 2 p.m.

Capitol Theatre
50 W. 200 S.

801-355-ARTS (2787)
1-888-451-ARTS (2787)

Tickets $20-$87

Amsoil Arenacross at Energy Solutions Arena

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Energy Solutions Arena

AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, is the world's premier form of enclosed off-road motorcycle racing. Affectionately considered to be the most intimate form of racing on the planet, competition takes places on one-of-a-kind, man-made dirt tracks filled with jumps, turns and other various obstacles in only 18,000 square feet of space.

Saturday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 30, 12 p.m.

301 W. South Temple
801-355-SEAT

Tickets $20-$35

Holi Festival of Colors

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). The festival includes music, the lighting of a bonfire, burning of an effigy, and the throwing of dry colors on friend and foe alike. The dry powders supplied by the temple may stain, so festival goers are cautioned not to wear their best clothing.

Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30

Throwings every two hours

Admission $3, color powders extra

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork Utah
801-798-3559

SLC Colorfest May 3, 2014, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 965 E. 3370 S.

Grand Opening of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Courtesy Living Planet Aquarium

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will have it's grand opening March 25, in it's new Draper location. More than 1783 animals and 342 species will be on display in three main exhibits: Discover Utah, Ocean Explorer, and Journey to South America! There are always lots of things to see and do as you make your way through The Living Planet Aquarium.

March 25, 2014, visiting hours and special events TBA.

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 South Lone Peak Parkway Draper, UT 84020
Phone: 801-355-FISH (3474)

The Ultimate Chocolate Festival at NHMU

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Natural History Museum of Utah

Experience the vast and delicious world of Utah chocolate at the Natural History Museum of Utah's Ultimate Chocolate Festival! They have gathered some of the best award-winning chocolate makers, restaurateurs, and pastry chefs from around the state for this two-day chocolate extravaganza.

Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, March 23 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

301 Wakara Way
801-581-4303

Festival 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

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