Things to do in Northern Utah: Rock climbing, blues festival, theater and more

Thursday , June 15, 2017 - 5:30 AM

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Tom Burton helps Raquel Nixon prepare to rappel off a cliff on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the 9th Street Crag in Ogden. Weber State University's outdoor program is hosting a free climbing night from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at the popular crag.

FRIDAY, June 16

‘CABARET’ LIVE — The rendition is taken from the 1966 Broadway musical production based on a book by Christopher Isherwood. 7:30 p.m., The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden. Performances run through Wednesday, June 24. theziegfeldtheater.com. 855-944-2787. $17-$19.

CLIMBING NIGHT — Hosted by Weber State University’s outdoor program. 5-8 p.m., Ninth Street Crag, far east end of Ninth Street. Youth younger than age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. http://bit.ly/2qYxhBT. 801-626-6373. FREE.

‘1776’ PERFORMANCE — Depicting the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 7:30 p.m., Barlow Main Stage, Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. Performances run intermittently through July 15. Those younger than age 3 are not allowed, and no babies in arms. centerpointtheatre.org. 801-298-1302. $14-$25.50.

SATURDAY, June 17

ANNUAL UTAH BLUES FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER— Featuring Kenny Neal, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Samantha Fish, Annika Chambers and more. Noon to 10 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 Main St., Salt Lake City. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Utah Blues Society. All ages welcome. utahbluesfest.org. 801-535-6110. FREE-$88.

WEBER COUNTY JUNIOR POSSE QUEEN AND COWBOY CONTEST — Members compete for top royalty honors. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Spike Arena, Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. 801-399-8798. FREE.

BALLET PERFORMANCE — Imagine Ballet Theatre presents “Konservatoriet: An Evening with Bournonville.” 7:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. smithstix.com. 801-689-8700. $7.50-$15, plus $1.50 facility fee.

SUNDAY, June 18

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM & HERITAGE FESTIVAL — Celebrating “The Power of Now” with live entertainment, food and vendors. Noon to 9 p.m., Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 25th St., Ogden. projectsuccessinc.org. 801-626-7027. FREE.

GOLDEN SPIKE HORSE TRAILS — Riders compete in cross-country course, dressage, and show jumping. 8 p.m., Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. 801-399-8798. FREE.

FATHER’S DAY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BARBECUE BUFFET — 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Needles Lodge, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville. No reservations. First come, first served. 888-437-5488. $18-$36.

MONDAY, June 19

THIRD MONDAY BOOK CLUB —The public is invited to join one of the area’s longest-running book clubs. 7 p.m., Café area, Barnes & Noble, 1780 N. Woodland Park Drive, Layton. 801-773-9973. FREE.

APP CAMP — Sixth through eighth graders are invited to a fun summer experience with computers or programming. 9:30 a.m., Industrial Science building, Utah State University, Old Main Hill, Logan. Event runs through June 23. Call 435-797-1795 for availability. $30-$40.

MAGIC MONDAY — Enjoy the comedy and magic of Elias “Lefty” Caress. Event also includes chocolate or ice cream. 7 p.m., Hatch Family Chocolates, 376 Eighth Ave., Salt Lake City. FREE.

TUESDAY, June 20

UNDERCOVER SUMMER — Those ages 5 and younger and their parents are invited to a whodunnit and discover the science of crime solving with an optional story at the same time. 10:30 a.m., Weber County Library’s Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville. FREE.

HOW TO START YOUR OWN SMALL BUSINESS — The class is presented by Weber State University’s Small Business Development Center. 7 p.m., Weber County Library’s Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 Adams Ave. Parkway, Washington Terrace. Space is limited. Register at 801-337-2690. FREE.

TABLETOP GAMING GATHERING — Fans of tabletop and strategy games are invited to bring their friends and join the action. 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1780 N. Woodland Park Drive, Layton. 801-773-9973. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, June 21

WILD WEDNESDAY: FATHERS IN NATURE — Celebrate Father’s Day by learning outstanding and crazy facts about fathers in nature. 3:45-4:30 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. All ages welcome. Meet at the visitor center. 801-621-7595. $3-$5.

BEST ‘N WEST BARREL RACE — Featuring the 5D barrel jackpot. 7 p.m. to midnight, Riding Arena, Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. 801-399-8798. FREE.

SCIENCE IN THE PARKS — A program for children involving hands-on science lessons. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fourth Street Park, 275 Fourth St., Ogden. Event runs through Friday, June 23. Public welcome; free lunch for those ages 18 and younger. scienceintheparks.org or ajohnston@weber.edu. FREE.

THURSDAY, June 22

TAYLORSVILLE DAYZZ — Featuring “Imagine,” a Beatles tribute with the Utah Symphony and live cannon fire provided by the Cannoneers of the Wasatch. 7 p.m., Valley Regional Park, 5100 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville. FREE.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT — Featuring The Sweet Remains, whose songs appeal to fans of modern-folk rock and 1960s and 1970s-style music, “What I’m Looking For.” 7 p.m., glen behind the visitor center, Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. Public is welcome to bring a picnic dinner, drinks, low-rise chairs or a blanket. 801-621-7595. $10-$24.

MARC COHN LIVE — Featuring the 25th anniversary tour of his Grammy-winning platinum-selling debut record. 8 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City. Performances run through Saturday, June 24. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome. egyptiantheatrecompany.org. 435-649-9371. $35-$55.

FRIDAY, June 23

DON’T MISS THE CUTENESS — Celebrating baby animals born on the farm in June. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting), Carver’s Cove Petting Farm, 2329 N. 5025 East, Eden. Those ages 12 and younger get a horse ride with their admission and a free container of food to feed the animals during June. The farm is open Wednesday to Saturday through September. carverscove.com. 801-745-3018. FREE-$8.

A NIGHT OF COMEDY — Originally from a small Utah town, Shawn Paulsen is a fast-rising comedian/hypnotist. 8 p.m., Wiseguys Comedy Club, 269 Historic 25th St., Ogden. Repeat performance on Saturday, June 24. 801-622-5588. $12.

HISTORIC ADVENTURES — Check out how life was between 1820-1920. Event includes unlimited pony rides and train rides. 11 a.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 U.S. 89, Wellsville. 435-245-6050. FREE-$7.

SATURDAY, June 24

PRESENTATION — Featuring “Batty About Bats!” 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse. Dress appropriate for evening temperatures. Bring lawn chair, flashlight and mosquito repellent. Only authorized staff will be allowed to handle bats. 801-721-9569. Attendance is limited. Registration at ellenlabotka@utah.gov. $10 per vehicle.

ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE’S PLAY — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by Penny Dudleston McKay School of Classical Ballet. 7 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $15, plus $1.50 facility fee. 801-689-8700. smithstix.com.

“WEEBEER” FESTIVAL — Feel free to bring your own shade and comfy outdoor chairs while you sample local artisan brews, listen to the music and check out local vendors. 3-9 p.m., Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. 801-399-8798. $10.

SUNDAY, June 25

BLUES, BREWS & BBQ CONCERT SERIES — Featuring the Flobots, Dirty Revival, and Pinetop Inferno. Noon to 5:30 p.m., outside Earl’s Lodge, Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville. Bring a shade chair or blanket; event includes activities and games for children. www.snowbasin.com. 888-437-5488. FREE.

FREESTYLE SHOWS — Catch Olympians and national team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats. 1 p.m., Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City. FREE. 435-658-4200.

BLING IT ON: SUMMER KICKOFF PARTY FUNDRAISER — The Fox School of Wine invites you to enjoy tasting five wines from around the world chosen to reflect the word “stylish.” 5 p.m., Silver Baron Lodge, 2880 Deer Valley Drive, Park City. 435-940-5120. One to three items of gently used scarves, purses or jewelry are required for entrance, plus $17. Proceeds will benefit The Peace House, which provides shelter to women and children in domestic abuse situations.