Ask Angela Weekend Picks: The Midsummer Night of Your Dreams

Woah, drop that winter coat! Summer may be halfway over, but the fun is just getting started. We’ve got your Ask Angela weekend update ready, and it’s time to plan the midsummer night of your dreams.

Image from DeseretNews.com
Image from DeseretNews.com
What: Main Street Slip ‘n Slide. Saturday July 19, 12-7 pm. SLC. Tickets $20 and up

Why you should go: This Saturday, Salt Lake City’s Main Street will become a 1,000 foot long slip ‘n slide. If you’ve ever had to drive, bike, or walk on Main Street, you know what a wild little incline it is. Imagine how fun it’ll be to slip and slide downhill! The slide is 22 feet wide, and it ends at the bottom with a 77 foot pool.

No really, why?: With a major section of the downtown city shut down for this event, you know it’s something a lot of people will be talking about. Even if you’re not in the mood to get wet, come down for the live music, food, and friends. Post your fun pics to Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #slidethecity.

Image from SlideTheCity.com
Image from SlideTheCity.com
What: TV on the Radio. Thursday July 17, gates open at 5 pm, music starts at 7 pm. Pioneer Park, 350 W 300 S, SLC. Tickets $5.

Why you should go: This is the second installment of the city’s Twilight Concert Series, bringing you great live music at a super low cost.

No really, why?: TV on the Radio has a chill, laid-back style. You’ll be bobbing your head so much it’ll practically be exercise. Check out their song, “Will Do.”

 

What: Panic! at the Disco. Friday July 18, 6:30 pm. Saltair, 12408 West Saltair Drive in Magna. Tickets $35.

Why you should go: Perfect Friday night date.

No really, why?: If you haven’t listened to P!ATD since your emo days as a teenager, it’s probably time to take another listen. They’ve updated their sound with new edgy instrumentals and mature, clever lyrics. Check out their song, “This is Gospel.”

What: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off film screening. Monday July 21, 8:45 pm. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, SLC. Free.

Why you should go: The Utah Film Center shows a number of free awesome films downtown throughout the year. This Bueller screening is part of their special Monday night comedy series.

No really, why?: This movie’s been quoted, celebrated, and analyzed by regular moviegoers, politicians, musicians, other movies, professional film critics, and academics of many stripes. It’s a cult classic.

Image from UtahFilmCenter.org
Still from Ferris Buller’s Day Off. Image from UtahFilmCenter.org

Whatever fun you choose this weekend, here’s cheers to you as you go out and find your own midsummer night’s dream. The magic of summer is only a short ride away.

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