Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side.
Thursday, July 7
Oskar & Julia in concert (Acoustic Sauce Rock Duo): at the Sprague Branch Library, Salt Lake City, 7:30 p.m. Free. Who could resist a little music on the green on a summer’s evening? A little iced something from a nearby bookstore, perhaps .
Friday, July 8
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company present Interstice, their third summer collaboration–a mixed-media, one night movement installation dance performance inside the Museum from 7-9 p.m. Admission is to the museum and the movement installation is free for this work envisioned “as a rhythmical exploration of personal timings” conceptualized and choreographed by Ririe-Woodbury Artistic Director Daniel Charon and inspired by UMOCA’s exhibition showcasing forensic architect Jennifer Seely. “The movement piece considers the notion of interval–time between things, gaps in memory, and layers. It examines what the limitations of physical barriers can mean and present.”
Game Night at the Leo, 7-9 p.m.: Utah is a hub of computer game development and the Utah Games Guild will be bringing in four games for guests to play. The Guild was founded to gain local indie game developers shared access to events and initiatives that otherwise would be cost-prohibitive. The developers will be available to answer questions around programming and gaming development and interact with guests. Featured games include: DubWars, Crash Nauts, We Need to Go Deeper. Sample them and get more information at http://www.theleonardo.org/event/july-game-night-leonardo/. Tickets to game night are included with general admission. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City.
Saturday, July 9
Millcreek Arts Festival at the old Baldwin Radio Factory: Lots of artists (more than two dozen!) have studios here and there will be art by some Utah artists who don’t plus music and food trucks, too. It’s free and runs from 10 a.m-9 p.m. 3437 S. 2300 East – next to Roots Café.
“Primitive Spirit: Sculptures and Paintings of David Sharp, Chapman Library, July 3rd-Aug.31st. Some 150 sculptures and paintings by this founder of Idlewild Celtic music group, whose work also can be seen in the 12th annual Face of Utah Sculpture Exhibit currently at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Opening reception today with a performance of Celtic and original music by Dave and wife Carol from 5-6 p.m. 577 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City.
“They Reminisce,” a new staged journey through Hip Hop Dance, Music and History presented by the Bboy Federation at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center/Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City. Hang in the lobby for an open cypher before the show and dance alongside the cast as they warm to music provided by a live DJ. Two performances today: Cypher at noon; curtain 1 p.m.; Cypher at 5:30 p.m., Curtain 7:30 p.m. Info: www.bboyfed.com Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Chance to See: “New Directions,” work by Terrece Beesley, Art at the Main, Shops at Library Square, Salt Lake City. Read our story here: http://artistsofutah.org/15Bytes/index.php/terrece-beesleys-new-directions/