Friday, May 20, 2011
Friday in Ogden: marathon, metal and lots and lots of food. at 12:23 PM

This Friday is going to be awesome! Not only are there a ton of events but lots of restaurants are having specials thanks to the marathon. Today i will have 2 blog posts ( one for today and one for the weekend) because there is so much going on this weekend i just cant fit it all into one, so stay tuned for Saturday and Sundays events too! Also it's bike to work day in ogden! Did you bike to work or take advantage of he free pancake breakfast for cyclists? i want to hear about it!

If you didn't catch the news on Indie Ogden's facebook page then here it is:
i am happy to say i am on the advisory board for the Ogden Local Music Awareness Coalition that was just unveiled TONIGHT! i am not on any one's team, i am here to help the music scene as a whole for the benefit of all. I want to see Ogden thrive and flourish to it's full potential and i believe this is one of the ways we can achieve that! I love all the venues,bands and supporters of Ogden's music scene and i know if we all work together we can create something amazing. Each venue is so unique in Ogden, with different walks of life, musical genres and scenes. If we work together to help each other then Ogden CAN and WILL have an amazing BOOMING and SUCCESSFUL music scene. Lets put our differences aside and wok together! Together we can make this happen, let us visualize the potential we have as a team !"A house divided against itself can not stand." Abraham Lincoln

check out the new sites to learn more:

NOW! On with the show! Today's events are:

Ogden marathon and fitness expo-10AM to 8PM. The Zions Bank Ogden Marathon runners, their fans, and the Ogden Community will be kicking off the marathon weekend with the Fun & Fitness Expo located at the Historic Union Station on 25th Street and Wall Avenue.In addition to the runner registration the GOAL Foundation has planned a great festival with vendors, give-aways, music and food as well as some fantastic running gear retail sales. Bring your entire family to enjoy the festival as well as the history of the grand old depot, built in 1924. The depot houses museums and galleries featuring railroad history, firearms, gems and minerals, classic cars and the arts. The Union Station is also the home of a restaurant and model train shop. Make time for a casual stroll up Historic 25th Street where there are abundant dining options with virtually every restaurant offering specially priced carb-loading dinners. (check the calendar for those specials)

The Basement presents Tournament of Champions - Metal Edition - Round 1
Doors open @ 6:30PM. 7:00 - When Love Meets Destruction, 7:45 - 13 Steps To Nowhere, 8:30 - Necromaniac, 9:15 - These New Empires. The winner will be announced immediately following the last band's performance, so stick around until the very end.

The Gallery Theater at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will present an original play "Bad Show at Boffington Hall" a melodrama by Paul Birkbeck on Friday & Saturday, May 20 & 21, 2011. Evening performance begin at 7 p.m. with open seating beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Mojos infamous and six year running acoustic night has, as always, a stellar lineup of local Ogden area singer songwriters performing. Come enjoy the sweet music of these artists with a one buck coffee, cocoa or tea. Support local musicians and local venues: 8- Adalee Wilson, 8.5- A Sometimes Army, 9- Scott Barr, 9.5- Cade Walker, 10- Expo Taylor, 10.5- Slug Bug, 11- Uprooted, 11.5- Two Mile Road jam. 8pm/5bux.

Female fronted rock night at kamikazes Featuring Sparks Fire, Us thieves, Autumn Eclipse, Aviatrix.Mark off your calendar and plan to be at Kamikazes to witness some AMAZING female fronted bands. FREE PIZZA AND BIRTHDAY CAKE!

Junior and transportation at the sandtrap. Original heartfelt lyrics and steady grooves are what you will experience when Junior and Transportation perform. This is a band that transcends most genres and leaves you waiting restlessly for the next show to take you on a journey completely different than the last. Junior and Transportation have graced the stage with such talent as John Popper, The Cult, DJ Logic, Galactic, Global Noize, Bernie Worrell, Mike Clark, Jason Miles, Danny Louis, Eric McFadden, Jerry Joseph, Wally Ingram and Dave Schools of Widespread Panic. In 2008 Junior and Transportation were asked to perform the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival at the premiere venue, HarryO’s Nightclub

There are so many events happening that i didn't have room to list them all so be sure to check out INDIE OGDEN'S CALENDAR to find out about more events!

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