Local events and things to do this week, May 8-14

Celebrating the Transcontinental Railroad, and two concerts for good causes.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The 119 Steam Engine chugs down the track at the Golden Spike National Historical Park during one of the winter steam locomotive demonstrations, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

May 10

Remembering the Golden Spike

Tuesday marks the 153rd anniversary of driving the Golden Spike, completing the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory, Utah. The official commemoration of the event happens at the Golden Spike National Historical Park at Promontory, Tuesday, with activities from 9:30 am to 5 pm — highlighted by a reenactment of the last spike ceremony at 11:30 am and 2 pm Events at Promontory are free. … This Is the Place Heritage Park, at 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. in Salt Lake City, will mark the occasion with “Train Day” events, from 10 am to 5 pm; Tickets are $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for people 65 and over, $11.95 for children 3 to 11, and free for kids 2 and under.

May 13

A free concert with a cause

Alex Boyé — the British-born, Utah-based singer, YouTube sensation and “America’s Got Talent” alumnus — will headline a benefit concert, Friday at 7 pm at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. The show aims to draw attention to efforts to prevent suicide in Utah, “to help build connections, healing and support in our community,” according to the Bend Not Break Foundation, which is putting on the show. Tickets are free, but must be obtained in advance; go to MaverikCenter.com for details. Donations will be accepted.

May 14

Love Loud is back, in a new place

The LoveLoud Festival, the music event started by Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds to offer support to Utah’s LGBTQ+ teens and adults, returns Saturday — this time at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Reynolds leads the massive music lineup, along with Willow, Anitta, Neon Trees, Mat & Savanna Shaw, The Aces, David Archuleta and more. The show starts at 4 pm Tickets, starting at $25, are available at Ticketmaster.

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