Music, mystery and more: coming up in Salt Lake this weekend. (Follow our events blogger on Twitter, @kekpenyong. New updates weekly!)
Why you should go: Dr. Dog is pretty big in the national scene, as far as Pitchfork-y hipster bands go. Their song “That Old Black Hole,” which they recently performed on the Conan O’Brien show, is a good example of their sound–it’s like a a happy marriage of Dispatch, Phish, and a little O.A.R. Check out “That Old Black Hole” and see if you like it:
No really, why?: Our blog will try to give you at least one good SLC concert recommendation every week. Some weeks we’ll have superstar pop names, like Katy Perry; other weeks, we’ll feature bands that are maybe lesser known, but still just as talented. On top of their Conan performance, Dr. Dog also recently performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. So yeah, Dr. Dog is no Katy Perry, but they’re not your neighbor’s garage band either.
Other details: Venue address is 536 W 100 S. Tickets are $20 and you can buy them at this link: http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/dr-dog-mar-7
(2) What: Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Friday March 7 & Saturday March 8. 8pm @ Abravanel Hall
Why you should go: The “New World Symphony” is Dvorak’s most popular symphony, and it’s seen its fair share of pop culture fandom. Excerpts from the symphony have appeared in TV shows and movies, and in 1969, Neil Armstrong took a copy of it with him on his first mission to the moon. Why not have a cultured (date?!) night with our talented Utah Symphony Orchestra?
No really, why?: On top of the New World Symphony, the orchestra will also play Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 and Lutoslawski’s Symphony No. 4. Whether you’re a classical music aficionado or someone who’s totally new to this kind of music, this night is bound to be a treat for you.
Other details: Tickets start at $29 and can be found here: http://www.utahsymphony.org/concerts/item/884-dvoraks-new-world-symphony
(3) What: Dinner detective mystery night. Saturday March 8, 6 pm @ the Embassy Suites Hotels.
Why you should go: It’s a chance to dress up fancy, get some great food, and have fun with a group of friends in a real-life game of Clue. This particular Dinner Detective event series has been around since 2004 and performed in cities all across the nation. We’re blessed now to have it in the Salt Lake area. It’s a quality affair.
No really, why?: Price of admission includes a four-course meal, take-home prizes for the people who win the murder mystery, and a fun chance to show off your improv skills in storylines with your friends and professional actors. Especially if you’re in a group of friends or ward buddies, this is a really fun event to check out!
Other details: You can buy tickets online, but you really should call the box office, just to get a kick out of the perfect British voice that will answer the phone. The number to call is 855-633-0080. Tickets are $54, and the address is 3524 South Market Street in West Valley City. Look below to see a video preview:
(4) What: Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks. Monday March 10, 7 pm @ Energy Solutions Arena.
Why you should go: For those of you who are Jazz fans, you’ll know–or you should know–that our talented Jazz power forward, Paul Millsap, jumped ship and switched over to the Hawks team after the 2013 season. That close connection adds a little spice to the normal excitement of the game.
No really, why?: Why not?
Other details: Tickets start at $13, and you can buy them here: http://www.nba.com/jazz/tickets/single-game.html