This week in Utah: The Utah State Fair, and the Utah Symphony returns to Abravanel Hall

Fair attendees search out food options at the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Fair attendees search out food options at the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. This year’s State Fair runs Sept. 10-20. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The Utah State Fair is happening Sept. 10-20, the Utah Symphony is performing at Abravanel Hall for the first time since March, and the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and Utah Humanities Book Festival are both taking place online this week.

There are plenty of events — both live and online — going on across Utah. Here are some of the concerts, classes, drive-in movies and more happening this week.

Friday, Sept. 11

Concerts

Getting Out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Tony Hinchcliffe. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Rodney Norman. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Paul Sheffield. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Hate U Give.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn in Midvale.
FILE - In this file film publicity image released by Disney/Pixar Films, animated characters Russell, left, and Carl Fredricksen are shown in a scene from the film, “Up.” (AP Photo/Disney/Pixar) AP
FILE - In this file film publicity image released by Disney/Pixar Films, animated characters Russell, left, and Carl Fredricksen are shown in a scene from the film, “Up.” (AP Photo/Disney/Pixar)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Up.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

Book Events

  • 11 a.m. — Nature Tales: “Becoming Butterflies.” Virtual storytime and activity from Stokes Nature Center in Logan.
  • 6 p.m. — TKE Presents Online: Alexandra Fuller in conversation with Terry Tempest Williams. Online event with Alexandra Fuller, author of “Travel Light, Move Fast,” and author Terry Tempest Williams.

Art Events

Saturday, Sept. 12

Concerts

Getting Out

 The Living Planet Aquarium
EECO (Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory) at The Living Planet Aquarium in Draper. “Nights Under Lights” on Sept. 12 will feature a light show on EECO, as well as food trucks and music.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Nights Under Lights. Light show, food trucks and music at the Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza at The Living Planet Aquarium in Draper.

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Tony Hinchcliffe. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Rodney Norman. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Paul Sheffield. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan.
  • 8 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7:30 p.m. — “Boy and the World.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn in Midvale.
  • 7:45 p.m. — “Caddyshack.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Park City Film at Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
  • 8 p.m. — “The Big Lebowski.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Salt Lake Film Society at Redman Movies & Stories in Salt Lake City.

Art Events

Sunday, Sept. 13

Getting Out

Monday, Sept. 14

Concerts

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

Book Events

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

Art Events

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Concerts

Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott practices at the Tabernacle for an upcoming concert with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott practices at the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle and Temple Square organists are live-streaming performances every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Getting Out

Special Movie Screenings

  • 7:30 p.m. — “White Riot.” Drive-in film screening hosted by Utah Film Center at Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn in Midvale.

Book Events

  • 6 p.m. — TKE Presents Online: Louisa M. A. Heiny. Author of “Five Words that Changed America: Miranda v. Arizona and The Right to Remain Silent.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Utah Humanities Book Festival: “Treasures of World Literature: Labyrinth of Solitude by Mexican Poet Octavio Paz.” Online discussion with University of Utah professor Keri Gonzalez, organized by Books & Bridges.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Concerts

Book Events

  • 4 p.m. — Utah Humanities Book Festival: Eco-Poetry and the Essay: Creative Writing and Pedagogy Conference. Online author panel with Paisley Rekdal, David Marquis, and Pam Houston. Hosted by Southern Utah University English Department.
  • 6 p.m. — TKE Presents Online: Diana Clarke. Author of “Thin Girls.” Virtual event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.
  • 7 p.m. — Utah Humanities Book Festival: Shara McCallum. Author of “Madwoman.” Online event that is part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series.

Art Events

Ongoing Events

Getting Out

Theater

Opening Productions

Continuing Productions

 Suzy O Photography
“Little Women” runs at Hale Center Theater Orem through Sept. 12.

Art Galleries

Opening Exhibitions

Live Exhibitions

  • Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques. “Only in Utah: A Celebration in Art” by various artists is currently on display.
  • Bountiful Davis Art Center. “Rouge: Utah Women’s Voice” by various artists; “Locate” by Linnie Brown; “Mother: Landscape” by Kasey Lou Lindley; and “Utah Women Making History” by Brooke Smart run through Sept. 19.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. “John Henri Moser: Painting Utah Modern” by John Henri Moser runs through Oct. 10; “Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine” by various artists runs through December 2021; “Becoming America” by various artists runs through May 2022.
  • Finch Lane Gallery. “Impossible Spaces” by Mark LaPoint; and “Myth in Memory” by various artists runs through Sept. 18.
  • Red Cliff Gallery. “Trash Art Show” by various artists runs through Sept. 18.
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art. “Find the Distance: A Jimmie F. Jones Retrospective” by Jim Jones runs through Sept. 12.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Curating Community: Art City Influencers” by various artists runs through Oct. 31; “Contemplations: Highlights from the Spiritual and Religious Permanent Collection” by various artists runs through Dec. 12; “Grand Ambitions” by various artists runs through summer 2023.
 Kirk Henrichsen
The exhibition “Earth and Sky” by Kirk Henrichsen is on display at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City through Sept. 30.
  • Utah Cultural Celebration Center. “Earth and Sky” by Kirk Henrichsen and “The Sky is Falling” by Susan Riedley are on display through Sept. 30.
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. “From Before to Now” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “Guerilla Girls” by various artists runs through Oct. 17; “Bandera Negra” by Regina Jose Galindo is also currently on display.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alma Thomas runs through Oct. 4; “Beyond the Divide: Merchant, Artist, Samurai in Edo, Japan” by various artists runs through Nov. 8; ACME Lab: “Utah Women Working for Better Days” by various artists runs through Dec. 6.

Virtual Exhibitions

  • Art at the Main. “A Celebration of Light and Color” by Jim Woodward runs through Sept. 31.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. “A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in the Collection” by various artists runs through Sept. 12; “John Henri Moser: Painting Utah Modern” by John Henri Moser runs through Oct. 10.
  • Chase Home Museum of Folk Arts. “The Grand Beehive: Utah’s Iconic Symbol” by various artists, “Traditional Textiles: Ties That Bind” by various artists, and “Work, Refined” by various artists are available to view online.
  • David Dee Fine Arts. “The Exquisite Art of the Woodblock Print” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Modern West Fine Arts. “Roots: A tribute to the original artists of Modern West” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Up Close and Far Away” by various artists runs through April 1, 2021.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. “Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints” by various artists is available to view online, or as a virtual tour at Vimeo.com.

Community Briefs

  • Jason F. Wright, author of “The Christmas Jars,” is inviting readers to submit stories to be featured in a new nonfiction book. “The Art of Mending Fences: True Stories of Exceptional Forgiveness” will be published by Ensign Peak in 2021. Readers are invited to submit stories of experiencing forgiveness — whether choosing to forgive or seeking forgiveness from someone else. Those who would like to share a story can do so at jasonfwright.com/mendingfences, and those whose stories are chosen will be contacted for an interview.
  • The Park City Summit County Art Council and Basin Recreation are inviting community members to participate in this year’s Art on the Trail event. All Summit County residents — including professional artists, emerging artists, kids and families — are invited to participate by creating environmentally friendly artwork to place on McLeod Creek Trail, between the Copper Moose Farmstand and Temple Har Shalom. The artwork should be environmentally conscious and should be upcycled or created out of natural materials, such as flower garlands, totem poles made out of sticks or driftwood, painted rocks, etc. Participants may create and place artwork on the trail from Sept. 5-13. Those interested must fill out a registration form, which can be found at pcscarts.org/art-on-the-trails.
  • Bountiful Davis Art Center is accepting proposals from artists, artist organizations and curators for exhibitions to take place in 2021. Professional artists who work in any media may apply, including contemporary, traditional and folk art, as well as commercial art such as illustration. Proposals must be submitted by Sept. 12. For more information, visit bdac.org.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and events are subject to change. To submit an event listing, email features@deseretnews.com.