You know it’s summer when the list of things to do and see gets longer and longer as the days get hotter and hotter. Thank goodness for those nights. Here’s what’s up this week:
Art Party: The Utah Arts Festival kicks off its fifteenth year today and runs through Sunday at Library Square. We don’t know where to begin with all that goes down in this four-day extravaganza, so we’ll just direct you to the site. Start your search here.
Look Alive: The funniest musical you’ve never seen took the stage at Capitol Theatre yesterday and stays through Sunday. It’s not too late to stay up with The Drowsy Chaperone. Get your tickets here.
Funny Guy: For a good time, hang out with Jerry Seinfeld when he takes Abravanel Hall with his live comedy act tomorrow night. Even his old material never gets old, but here’s to hoping for some new stuff. Get your last-minute tickets here.
Lavender Blues: If you’ve got a hankering for some lavender (or a paddle boat or pony ride), head to Young Living Farms in Mona, Utah, for the Lavender Days taking place Friday and Saturday. You’ll see 120 acres of lavender waiting to be harvested. More info here.
Sale Away: If you’re looking to stimulate the economy this weekend with some local shopping, here are some tips: Bastille is celebrating ten years in SLC with a 10%-off-sale-price sale beginning Saturday morning. Mode Boutique is currently holding a summer sale with 30% off items from its first spring shipment. And Ken Sanders Rare Books gives a generous 25% off everything in store beginning July 1 for its month-long sale.
Other things worth checking out include a sidewalk sale along Broadway (300 South) with live music on Saturday; the Gallivan Center’s fifteenth birthday today with free cupcakes and pizza; and Independents Week, where you can be educated on the benefits of eating and buying locally.