"Nature of Things 2013: The Science of Being Human" explores a topic that elicits endless fascination – what makes us human?
- "Redefining Human: How Microbes Influence Who We Are," by microbiologist June Round. Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7 p.m. The City Library - 210 E. 400 S. Free event; no ticket required.
- "Knowing Thyself: What it Means to be a Human with a Brain," by neuroscientist David Eagleman. Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7 p.m. Kingsbury Hall - 1395 Presidents Circle at the University of Utah. Tickets $12.
- "A Journey of the Mind: Asking Animals How We Became Human," by anthropologist Brian Hare. Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7 p.m. The City Library - 210 E. 400 S. Free event, no ticket required.
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 15-17 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Spy Hop Productions and The City Library. Tickets for film screenings are $6-$7.50, and workshops are $32.50 including service charges.
As a thank you to Salt Lake County voters for supporting the Zoo, Arts and Parks program, Discovery Gateway will be hosting a free day. The museum will debut a new exhibit, Imagination Playground, during the free day.
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
444 West 100 South
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, real catch-and-release fishing for kids, and a Dutch oven cookoff.
March 14-17, 2013, see website for times.
South Towne Exposition Center
9575 So. State Street
Tickets: $12.00 Adult, free for children 15 years and under. Active duty military free with ID.
Mozart’s The Magic Flute is a fantastic journey of myth and enchantment with a heroic prince. Can the hero travel rescue the stolen princess from the evil queen and ensure everyone finds their true love?
March 16, 18, 20, 22, 7:30 p.m.; March 24, 2 p.m.
50 W. 200 S.
The 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships hit the court March 21 and 23 at EnergySolutions Arena for rounds 2 and 3 of the tournament.
Thursday and Saturday, March 21 and 23, times TBD
301 W. South Temple
Off-Spring Fling at The Living Planet Aquarium features hands on, interactive activities all about baby animals. Scavenger hunt, story times, crafts, games and prizes! Free to with aquarium admission. No reservation required.
Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, 2012, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
725 E. 10600 S.
Adults $9, seniors, students and military $8, children 3-17 $7, 2 and under free
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
The Utah Blaze of the AFL (Arena Football League) have their 2013 home opener at the end of March.
301 West South Temple
Tickets $10-$100, see website for specials
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 30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, March 31, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Throwings every two hours
Admission $3, color powders extra
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork Utah
SLC Colorfest April 20, 2012, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 965 E. 3370 S.
Easter 2013 falls on March 31, and Passover is March 25-April 2. SLC Easter events include community egg hunts, breakfast with the bunny events, Easter services and a lot more.