Salt Lake City's ready for spring - did you know that March 1 marks the end of "meteorological winter"? There are lots of sports, arts and entertainment events blossoming around town this 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.
Do You Hear the People Sing: From Les Mis to Miss Saigon
Highlights from musical theatre duo Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, including their masterpiece Les Misérables and music from Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen, and Wuthering Heights. March 1-2, 8 p.m., tickets $29-$90.
An American in Paris
George Gershwin was just back from a visit to the French capital when the New York Philharmonic commissioned him for a new work. He was thrilled by what he saw and heard in the "city of light" and couldn't wait to put the authentic Parisian taxi-horns he brought back to America to musical use. March 8-9, 8 p.m. Tickets $18-$67, children $10, discounts for patrons under 30.
El Salón México
Aaron Copland's depiction of an enormous dance hall in Mexico City comes to life as the Utah Symphony performs music of the Americas. Includes footage from Paul Glickman and Tamarind King's film. This is a "Lollipops" concert recommended for youth 6 to 12 years of age. March 30, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets $6-$10.
123 W. South Temple
Come soar with the car that rattles, swims and flies as the whimsical adventures of Caractacus Potts, his darling children and Truly Scrumptious. The MGM movie made it timeless. Broadway made it sparkle anew. By Sherman, Sherman and Sams.
Mondays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15-April 13
Matinees Saturdays 12:30 and 4 p.m.
3333 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City
Adults $28, children 5-11 $18
"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
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.
Here's the March lineup for The State Room, one of SLC's favorite small music venues.
- The Jingoes - Friday, March 1
- Greensky Bluegrass - Sunday, March 3
- Marshall Crenshaw - Monday, March 4
- Adrian Legg - Tuesday, March 5
- The B*Side Players - Wednesday, March 6
- Free Energy/The Devil Whale - Friday, March 8
- Marcus Foster - Tuesday, March 12
- Dead Winter Carpenters - Wednesday, March 13
- The English Beat - Thursday, March 14
- This Must Be The Band - Friday, March 15
- Vagabond Opera - Monday, March 18
- Patterson Hood - Friday and Saturday, March 29-30
- Toubab Krewe - Sunday, March 31
638 South State St.
Enjoy free live concerts every Saturday in March, at 3 p.m. at The Canyons Resort Village
NOTE: No outside alcohol allowed. Food and beverages available in the Resort Village.
- Saturday, March 2: Patwa Reggae Band
- Saturday, March 9: Trezz Hombres
- Saturday, March 16: The Drunken Hearts
- Saturday, March 23: Mississippi Allstars
- Sunday, March 24: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
- Saturday, March 30: Toots & the Maytals
- Sunday, March 31: Eufórquestra
- Saturday, April 6: The Pour Horse
Kingsbury Hall brings two dynamic touring shows to their stage this month, plus performing arts student showcases from the University of Utah.
- "Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience" - Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. ($325-$45).
- Joan Rivers - Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. ($22.50-$49.50).
- Anjelah Johnson - Friday, March 22, 8 p.m. ($29.50-$32.50).
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