Art Scene Selection: July 29th-Aug. 5 | entertainment
‘In the forest’
The opening night is finally here! The Ogden Musical Theater’s summer musical is back with “Into the Woods,” directed by Maddie Tarbox, whose vision will bring the Tony-winning musical to life in a new light for the Ogden audience. Tarbox has teamed up with the cast of around 18-20 local talent – including Nick Morris as The Baker, Kateylnn Ostler as The Baker’s Wife, and Demi Jorgensen as The Witch – to create an inspiring production in collaboration with music director Kenneth Plain and choreographer Marilyn Montgomery created after the musical by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine that promises laughter, childlike amazement and maybe a few tears. Lose yourself and heal your heart through music and the intertwined stories of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales in Ogden’s beautiful, historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater.
Show times vary from today to Saturday, August 14th; Peerys Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd .; $ 15 to $ 20; ogdenmusicaltheatre.org.
EAC summer art fair
The Eccles Art Center is hosting its second annual summer art fair on Saturdays through September 18, which began last year during the pandemic in support of local artists and artists. Every Saturday a new row of over 60 artist stands and musicians on two stages brings to the beautiful grounds of the historic Victorian mansion. There will also be art exhibits at the Eccles Art Center Main and Carriage House galleries, as well as hands-on art projects for children.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave .; free; ogden4arts.org.
The monarch market
Relax and unwind every Saturday afternoon in this cool, pet-friendly retreat with shade, misters, and ice cold craft brew east of the farmers market. This week’s live music on the terrace features an amazing cast of Ogden musicians: Morgan Thomas, Gar Ashby and the Tim Daniels Band. Wander through creative studios and specialty vendors, including authentic East Coast-style Cheryls bagels, food from Delicius Venezuelen, freeze-dried candy from Plant Kandy, tarot card readings from Alan Dee Geddes, and more. There is always something new to experience every Saturday at the Monarch Market & Beer Garden.
Ogden Pride Festival
This year’s 7th annual Ogden Pride Festival, “The Bigger the Storm, the Brighter the Rainbow”, will take place in person again next Sunday at the Ogden Amphitheater. The family-friendly festival features local entertainment from a variety of bands like Mel Sol, Dave Quackenbush, Standards and Substandards and more, as well as drag performances and karaoke, food vendors offering great food – Tiki Treat, Daily Rise Coffee, Ionice, Rachel’s Ice Cream, Falafel Tree, The Scallywagon and Fry Me to the Moon – and various dealer stands. Beer and seltzer will also be available for the crowd over 21. Everyone is welcome to come to the festival to learn more about Ogden Pride and to participate in fundraisers to help open the Ogden Pride Center, which celebrates and supports the Northern Utah LGBTQ + community, individuals and their families. Ogden Pride explains the importance of this year’s theme and celebrations: “With the restrictions we faced in 2020, the attempts at legislation against our transgender community, and the victories that finally came here in Utah in the long battles for our rights of recognition Trans-Community have many reasons to celebrate and stand upright in the sun under the rainbow after the storm we went through as a community. “
Sunday, August 1st, 11am to 7pm; Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St .; free; ogdenpride.org.
Ogden Bizarre Market
According to popular Bizarre Market vendor “Signs from Someone Else” they are selling “French toast sold from a pirate ship-themed school bus” and no one should miss it. Take the Scallywagon again this Sunday and shop at the most eclectic art market in Ogden. With a beer garden and the Rail City Troopers Music Concerts, Ogden Bizarre Market is the “Sunday Funday” place for family and friends. Indie Ogden launched the eclectic market during the pandemic to help our “market family” community. Now, every Sunday, The Monarch is filled with local artists, artisans, upcyclers, vintage resellers, artisans, nonprofits, and service providers. Every week it grows with connections, good energy and “all around Sunday morning magic”.
NEXT Ensemble Theme Night
Vinyl Night is a weekly event for music lovers that brings their favorite records to share. It is organized by Paddy Teglia on Wednesdays from 7-11.30 p.m. in the Lighthouse Lounge. This week, the NEXT Ensemble is taking over the Vinyl Night in anticipation of their summer production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, at The Monarch from August 13th to 15th. Bring your favorite classical, instrumental or orchestral vinyl along with soundtracks; Sign up, choose a side, sit back and enjoy $ 4 jugs and $ 1 wings along with great company and conversation. From 21 years.