Thursday, April 21, 2011
Thursday in ogden utah- music, art and foodies at 10:20 AM

I had so much fun last night on my family adventure! I won tickets to see Rhythmic Circus at Peery's Egyptian Theater from the amazing Visit Ogden group. My daughter loved dancing around to the music and even made a little friend. I have never seen tap dancing before and i couldn't stop grinning, it is definitely something everyone must watch at least once. Its hard to capture the energy of tap dancing on film, live is a totally different experience and these guys and gal are amazing at what they do. I loved the jazzy/funky band they played with the the hilarious little introductions. Definitely check out Rhythmic circus! Unfortunately we had to leave a bit early though to avoid the inevitable meltdown. Hunter was getting a bit cranky and needed a change of pace. We happened to have some leftover tokens from our Staycation trip so we headed over to Fat Cats for some arcade games. Hunter immediately ran over to the spider man, her new favorite cartoon, and began squealing her sonic boom squeal of joy. After spending all out tokens on skee ball and the merry go round we let her run around pretending to play games before cashing in our tickets for spiders and monster fingers. Overall family date night success! For more photos check out Indie Ogden's facebook page!

So I am pretty excited about today's events. There is quite a bit happening and they are all really amazing. If you've been procrastinating trying out some of Ogden's great events then tonight would be the night to finally do it. Don't be shy, Ogden is an incredibly friendly town! When i first moved here (thanks to universal cycles) so many people came and said hi and introduced me to others and made me feel welcome. I think i owe Mellisa Mower, Ron Atencio and Candice Ortiz a big thank you for your amazing Ogden hospitality! Alright back on track here are today's events:

Arts and crafts- spring nest:
Join us at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden for and Arts & Crafts Workshop on Thursday, April 21st from 5:30 to 6:30p.m. Anyone ages 8 through adult may paint a wooden egg for hand woven wire nest. Supplies provide. Tuition: $15. Please pre-register with a member of the art center staff by calling 801-392-6935

Amigos of Honduras Benefit:
Mermaid Baby, Tribes, The Blu Storks, Crooked Hills. and Audry Moffat. this is a benefit show for the Amigos of Honduras organization. for info on what they are all about you can go to its gonna be some good times with some really good bands so come out and have some fun. At The Basement @6:30

Mom's night out:
Let dad put the kids to bed, grab some girlfriends and come celebrate the 111th day of 2011 with a special Mom's Night Out Party! Enjoy a relaxing night of shopping, pampering, refreshments, prizes and more! Come shop a variety of products from venders like Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Cookie Lee, and Crafts & Home Décor. To help you relax even more we will be providing FREE neck massages and nail painting/designs. Come meet the CouponLady and get easy tips on how to get the most out of coupons. Don’t miss out on a night of shopping and fun, something every mom deserves. Lots of prizes and freebies! At kid to kid of Ogden @7pm

Mojos open mic night:
Best open mic in Utah!Free admission!Starts at 8pm! Hosts: David and Eli Wolfgram. Mojos is a family friendly environment with comfy couches and toys for kids, yummy mojochino coffee and great entertainment!

Spring music series:
Spring music continues with Brian Sauve. Come in and support local music from 8 pm to 10 pm. Spring Music Series at Grounds for Coffee (30th & Harrison) runs every Thursday through June 2nd.

Weber county library events:
Bilingual Story Time
6:00-6:45 pm, Main Library
Family story time in Spanish and English. For more information, please call Carlos at (801) 337-2639.
Cultural Cuisines: An Exploration of Food and Identity in Film
6:00-9:15 pm, Pleasant Valley Branch
Join us for an evening of cultural food and film. Cooking demonstration begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by an accompanying film at 7:00 p.m. "Eat, Pray, Love" (Rated PG-13) Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) is a modern woman on a quest to marvel at and travel the world while rediscovering and reconnecting with her true inner self in Eat Pray Love. At a crossroads after a divorce, Gilbert takes a year-long sabbatical from her job and steps uncharacteristically out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life. In her wondrous and exotic travels, she experiences the simple pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of love in Bali. Based on an inspiring true story, Eat Pray Love proves that there really is more than one way to let yourself go and see the world. Program is FREE! Please call 801-337-2690 for more information.
Cowboy Poetry Week @ Your Library
7:00-8:00 pm, Ogden Valley Branch
Enjoy Western-Themed Poetry readings by cowboy poet Stan Tixier and live music by Brian Arnold. Event is FREE, and refreshments will be served. Yee Haw! Please call 801-337-2660 for more information.

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