So my brother and his wife are visiting for the weekend, and we went down to Moab for a couple of days. They live in Brooklyn, and they are very unused to skies that are so large and mountains that take up most of the sky and the wondrous natural beauty of life that reminds you how life is a miracle and being alive is a magical journey, etc. etc. They exclaimed a lot—wow! And Oh my god, and, this is just stunning! And every time they did, I said aw, thank you! Because I don’t know if you know this, but I’m the gal who made the Delicate Arch. Carved the whole park right out of the rock. I wield a mean glacier, I’ll tell you what. I tried very hard to make Utah nice for you.
Seriously, I was excited to bounce around and say see! See how awesome Utah is? It rules! I bet Brooklyn doesn’t have desert chipmunks and natural rock bridges, does it? No, they agreed. It sure doesn’t.
You guys, have you noticed how pretty Utah is? It’s so pretty. And not just because you’re here, but you really do fancy up the place something fierce, hot stuff.
And now get your fabulous butt out the door and enjoy the hell out of Ogden, at one of Saturday’s delightful events full of delightfulness. We’re trying very hard to make Utah nice for you!
Art House Cinema
Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.
2:55 Terribly Happy
4:25 Battleship Potemkin
158 Historic 25th St·
Sep. 2 – Dec. 31: “Les Miz-tery in Ozark County,” Boccias D’Italia
Hunt Mysteries will present its musical comedy murder mystery dinner theater production “Les Miz-tery in Ozark County” on alternating weekends Sept. 2 through Dec. 31, 2011.
Doors open and actors begin mingling at 7:30 pm.
Show tickets are $15.50 per person; children 12 and under are $10.50. Boccias D’Itallia will offer separate food and beverage service during each performance. Once seated, guests can order from the special Hunt Mysteries menu, including a full line of beverages. Guests pay the venue separately for any food and beverages.
Book online at www.huntmysteries.com or via phone at 866-569-1482. Use Discount Code hmutah for $2.00 off per person.
Come join the Jean Family Reunion, where there’s eatin’, drinkin’, dancin’, singin’, speculatin’ and a rip-snortin’ pie-cookin’ contest. Eat grub with the rough-and-tumble but cute Jean Jean, and Colette Jean, who dreams of a better life – with her ruggedly handsome cousin; John Boy Jean. He’s torn between a pretty face and a sweet pie. There there’s Javer Jean, born on the wrong side of the Jean family blanket, and Jean Van Jean, the master of big words and pie eatin’. Tryin’ to keep everyone in line and fed is Granny Clare Jean, who can cook up a downright tasty pot of critter vittles.
Contact: Heidi Potter, 801-569-1482 or heidi.potter @huntmysteries.com
1045 N Washington Blvd, Ogden
Softball Tournaments Registration
Registration is open for all 2011 Ogden City Adult Softball Tournaments. Ogden City Recreation will be hosting the following tournaments in 2011: Spring Thaw (Mens) on April 22-23, Cinco de Mayo (Mens) on May 6-7, Coed Classic on June 17-18, Pioneer Men’s Classic on July 22-23, Pioneer Days Women’s Classic on July 24, Coed Class on August 19-20, Fall Classic (Mens) on September 9-10, Lindquist Open (Mens) on Sept 26 through October 1 and the Halloween Classic (Mens) on October 28-29.
For more information contact the Ogden City Recreation Office, 1875 Monroe Blvd.
Exhibits: Wildlife and Western Art: Bob Child, Pottery Jim Simister, Utah Farms & Gardens Watercolors, Eccles Community Art Center
The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will open new exhibits for the month. In the main gallery: the wildlife and western art of Bob child will be featured along with the pottery of Jim Simister. The carriage house gallery will feature Utah Farms & Gardens paintings by Pam Christiansen-Simons. Exhibits continue through September 24, 2011. Regular gallery hours are weekdays 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 3. Closed Labor Day.
Information: 801-392-6935 or www.ogden4arts.org. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Ogden Group Sierra Club, Bakers Pass Mill Creek Canyon
Weber County Outdoors Meetup: Baker’s Pass in Mill Creek Canyon. This is a strenuous 8-mile hike with a 3100-foot elevation gain. We’ll hike the Bowman Trail past Baker Spring, old mining sites, and on to the pass where we can view Mt. Raymond and Gobbler’s Knob. Call Larry at 801-731-3701 for details.
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Historic 25th St Farmers & Art Market
8:00 – 8:30 The Art of Living: Living a Healthy Life presented by United Whole Health
8:45 – 9:30 Master Gardeners: Preparing your vegetable gardens for next spring presented by Dee Schottle
Ogden Nature Center Show: “Talent of Talons”
The quality of vendors at Ogden’s Farmers & Art Market is the talk of the town. Over 20 local growers participate in the market bringing fresh produce ranging from berries, peaches, plums, apples, and pears, to tomatoes, peppers, corn, squash, pumpkins, and seasonal flowers and herbs from mid-summer through early fall. Browse the bounty of unique artwork with a cup of your favorite Java and catch a late breakfast or early lunch in the mild morning breeze. Look for handmade herbal soaps, unique bird houses, ornamental metal garden stakes and mosaic concrete pavers, ceramics, silks and glass… treasures for and from the garden that you won’t find at the retailer.” Historic 25th Street
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Heritage Classic Horse Show, Golden Spike Event Center
Contact: Marla Fadel, 801-682-7521, MarlaFadel@yahoo.com.
Golden Spike Event Center
1000 N. 1200 W.
8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
5K Foam Fest: The Battle for Nobility, Fort Buenaventura Park
What is the Foam Festival? Have you ever had a bubble bath with hundreds of other people? Wait… don’t answer that. Our 5k course is oozing with foam, watery obstacles, and slip ‘n slides all along the way. This foam isn’t the silly string you used to play with in grade school. The 5K Foam Festival is a lot like a giant car wash for dirty humans. You and your friends are sure to have some good clean fun. Teams are encouraged. Admission: $35.
The first heat starts at 9:00 AM and additional heats will run every half hour after that until 4:30 PM on both Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th.
Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up!
Contact: Terrell Frederick, 801-616-3538
2450 A Avenue Ogden, UT 84401, Ogden
Web Site: www.5Kfoamfest.com
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Free community yoga, Borrowed Earth Emporium
Join us for a free beginners class. Bring a mat and wear comfy clothes and open your mind to what yoga has to offer. A great way to see if yoga is right for you.
Phone: 801-627-8117 Email: email@example.com
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Labor Day Rendezvous, Fort Buenaventura
The Rendezvous hosts events such as a black powder shoot, candy cannon, storytellers, period demostrations, primitive games and a mountain man run. Admission: $2 per person or $10 per family
Fort Buenaventura, 2450 A Avenue, Ogden
Web Site: www.co.weber.ut.us/parks
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Locomotive Restoration Project, Union Station
The Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has taken on the effort of restoring, Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad steam locomotive #223 to an operational engine. Our restoration shops are located in the Trainmen’s Building of the historic Ogden Union Station in Ogden, UT. Work sessions are held there every Saturday morning starting at approximately 9:30 AM through early afternoon. Access the shops by driving to the North end of Union Station at 26th Street along the driveway between the building and Track 1 at the rear of the facility.”
Union Station, Trainmen’s Building, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden, UT 84401
Movie: Rio, Main Library
This movie is part of the Cinema Saturdays program at the Main Library.
Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Avenue
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dave’s Bigfoot Show II, Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort
Local People Sharing Local Experiences of BigFoot. Three hours of the best of real Bigfoot in Northern Utah for the past 30 years. Awesome time. This will be the largest gathering of BigFoot lovers ever! See website for details. *
Contact: David L. Carver, 801-791-0075
Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort
3567 Nordic Valley Way , Eden
Accessible to those with disabilities
Acoustic-Reggae-Metal-icious Epicness @ Mojos
Come one, come all to the awesome collaboration of friends and musicianship for one mind-blowing night! Close friends Chris Aguilar & Friends, ForNameSake, Kalima, and Asmodeus are storming the gates to bring you a one of a kind acoustic-reggae-metal-icious show that you’ll only find happening in Ogden! Where else besides Mojos has the balls to present you with such epicness?!
Chris Aguilar & Friends (http://www.facebook.com/ChrisAguilarmusic)
Mojos Caffe & Gallery, 2210 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Wiseguys Comedy: PJ Walsh
As a first generation Irish-American with a blue collar upbringing, PJ Walsh is instinctively aware of the power of laughter and its ability to transcend generations. Regarded as one of the hardest working comics behind the microphone, he is known for his quick wit, boundless energy and his often insightful observations on the things he cherishes most: the military, family, and being American.
Wiseguys Comedy Ogden
269 25th St, Ogden, 84119
Ogden Raptors vs. Idaho Falls Chukars, Lindquist Field
The season is winding down! Catch the Ogden Raptors in action when they go head-to-head with the Idaho Falls Chukars September 3-6 at Lindquist Field.
Ticket Price: $5-$12
7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Antelope Island Stampede
Hot air balloon and kite festival, with skydivers, live concerts, BMX demonstrations and more. Admission: $15/vehicle.
Info: 801-774-8200, www.antelopeislandstampede.com.
Triggers & Slips, The Sand Trap
Triggers & Slips is a four-piece band based out of Salt Lake City, UT. They implement a healthy dose of honky tonk, sprinkled with rock, folk, bluegrass, and even elements of psychedelia. Their original songs are backed with 3 part harmonies, acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel, harmonica, drums, and bass.
Come and karaoke the night away with Teazers! We are proud to present Saturday Night Karaoke with Mr. Music! Come in, bring your friends, and have a blast! Teazers Club Insomnia
366 36th Street,
Mullet Hatchet, Brewskis
Southern Fried, Red-Neck Rock Re-View! Yes, we do Free Bird!! “Many many yeers ago, in a double-wide far far away, four good ol’ boys from Kentuckissippi met a wise, old Buddhist monk by the name of Ya Man Wooo. They wuz then taught the fine craft of Southern Rock. We does us some ZZ Top, Allmans, Skynyrd of course, and doobies. Oh, we also play sum Doobie Brothers songs, haw haw haw haw haw!!!!”
244 25th Street, Ogden, 84401
About your blogger for today: Jen Larsen is a freelance editor and proofreader living for less in the O.G. Den. She moved to Ogden from San Francisco four years ago, and you can’t get rid of her now. She writes infrequently at jenlarsen.net, much more frequently as @jenfoo on twitter, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.