All Weekend Long 

 

Emphasizing the beauty of Utah's dark skies, both Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and Wasatch Mountain State Park host fun and fascinating, astronomy-related happenings this week.

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"Arctic" Screening

Friday and Saturday, Mar 29-30, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Mar. 31, 6 p.m. @ Park City Library

A gripping story of one man’s quest to survive in the most challenging environment on earth. After his plane crashes, a man must decide whether to stay in his makeshift camp or embark into the deadly unknown in hope of making it out alive. Indiewire called it “One of the best movies ever made about survival.”  parkcityfilm.org

Mamma Mia!

Thursday–Saturday, Mar. 28-30, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Mar. 31, 6 p.m. @ The Egyptian Theatre

Treat yourself and your friends to a laugh-out-loud performance of this crowd-pleasing musical romantic comedy featuring everyone’s favorite ABBA hits. Tickets start at $35. parkcityshows.com

Park City Museum

Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 @ Park City Museum

Explore Park City’s rich mining history through hands-on and educational exhibits that take you into a mine shaft and old-time jail. Children can complete a “Park City History Detectives” activity, providing the whole family with a way to dig deeper into Park City’s past through interactive exhibits. parkcityhistory.org

Nature’s Ninjas

Wed-Sun @ Swaner EcoCenter 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Discover some of nature’s best defense mechanisms up close and personal with geckoes, porcupines, and their brethren in this traveling exhibit. Swaner’s EcoCenter offers a number of permanent environmentally-inspired exhibits—and don’t miss the climbing wall on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  swanerecocenter.org

Cold Places: Photographs by Sue Flood

10 a.m. daily through April 7 @ Kimball Art Center 

Photographer Sue Flood captures the awe-inspiring grandeur of Earth’s coldest places, Antarctica and the Arctic, bringing viewers rare glimpses of nature in a changing climate.  From penguins to wide stretches of vast wilderness, Flood contemplates the stunning beauty of the far reaches of the earth. Adjacent to the Main Gallery, don’t miss Café Gallery exhibit: “Paul Crow: On Ice.”  kimballartcenter.org. 

Thursday, March 28

"The Providers" Screening and Q&A

7-9 p.m. @ Park City Library

This heart-warming documentary follows the work of three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico as they struggle to assist rural Americans who might otherwise be left out of the system. This free screening at the Jim Santy Auditorium illustrates the transformative power of medical providers’ relationships with patients. Post-film Q&A moderated by Beth Armstrong, Executive Director of People’s Health Clinic. The panel will include: Si Hutt, Intermountain Administrator for Heber Valley Hospital, Dr. Wing Province, MD, MBA, Medical Director for Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute and Park City Hospital Emergency Room Physician, and Rachelle Flinn, PA-C, Director of Clinical Services at People’s Health Clinic. Free. parkcityfilm.org

Night Sky Navigation Workshop

7-8:30 p.m. @ Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

Join Paul Ricketts, Director of the University of Utah’s Observatory, in this illuminating introductory workshop. Learn to use star maps to locate objects in a telescope. Dress warmly, this is an outside event. Space is limited, be sure to register to secure your spot. swanerecocenter.org 

Friday, March 29

 

Greg Ragland's Parallel Layers 2, Blue (mixed media on plexiglass) is one piece featured in the "Spring Group Show," opening this weekend at Julie Nester Gallery. Several art openings coincide with the Park City Gallery Association's Last Friday Gallery Stroll, March 29.  

Last Friday Gallery Stroll

6-9 p.m. @ Main Street Park City

 Join the Park City Gallery Association in the Last Friday Gallery Stroll, a fun free event that highlights local artists and special exhibits. Locals and visitors alike are invited to enjoy light refreshments while exploring Park City’s exciting art scene. Free. parkcitygalleryassociation.com

Saturday, March 30

 

World-renowned Parsons Dance returns to The Eccles Center, Saturday, March 30.

Snowshoe Tour

8:30 a.m. @ Swaner Preserve

Join Swaner Preserve naturalists for a guided nature tour on the Preserve, and keep an eye out for animal tracks while you make your own. Terrain is mostly flat and accessible to all ages. Snowshoe rentals are available. swanerecocenter.org 

Live Music Après-ski

3-6 p.m. @ EBS Lounge, Deer Valley Resort

Wait out skier traffic while soaking in the sounds of live music at Snow Park Lodge. If it’s a bluebird day, grab an upper-deck table and revel in the sun and après ambiance. www.deervalley.com

Anderson East/Spring Concert Series

3 p.m. @ Payday Pad at Park City Mountain

Get your après on with this potent blend of soul, rhythm and blues, gospel, and a dash of country.  www.parkcitymountain.com

Singer Songwriter Showcase

6-9 p.m. @ DeJoria Center

Tune up your instruments and get ready to strut your stuff at the singer songwriter showcase.  Traci Madsen and Walt Evans launch this treasure-seeking event as they mine the talents of Utah’s outback.  21+ dejoriacenter.com

Parsons Dance

7:30 p.m. @ Eccles Center

This award-winning, contemporary dance company returns from their world tour to the Park City stage to delight and astonish audiences once again. Founding Artistic Director David Parson’s signature athletic ensemble brings stories to life through the mesmerizing drama of dance.  parkcityinstitute.org

Star Party

8-10 p.m. @ Wasatch Mountain State Park

Kick off International Dark Sky Week with s’mores and stars! Treat the family to an out-of-this-world learning experience with the Salt Lake Astronomical Society.  Hands-on activities, treats, and an opportunity drawing round out this star-studded evening. stateparks.utah.gov

"Arctic," presented by Park City Film, screens at Park City Library, Friday though Sunday. 

Sunday, March 31

 
BroBand/Spring Concert Series

3 p.m. @ Payday Pad at Park City Mountain

Band of brothers, Kellen and Blake, rock it out with current-to-classic rock/pop for all ages. Join them for an afternoon of clapping, stomping fun. www.parkcitymountain.com

For more events and up-to-date happenings around town, check out our event calendar

 

 

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Special Events

Star Party

Free Wasatch Mountain State Park

Wasatch Mountain State Park would like to invite you to our Star Party on March 30th from 8-10 pm. Enjoy star gazing with the Salt Lake Astronomical Society....

Dance

Parsons Dance

Eccles Center for the Performing Arts

China. Italy. Park City. The legendary, award-winning contemporary dance company returns from international tours, to our stage. Their brand of energized, at...

Concerts

Singer Songwriter Showcase

DeJoria Center

Traci Madson and Walt Evans are excited to launch the Singer Songwriter Showcase. The Showcase will create a comfortable environment for performers and guest...

Family

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Editor’s Pick $5 or Free for Members. Snowshoe rental additional. Swaner EcoCenter

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you...

Visual Art

Last Friday Gallery Stroll

Free Various Locations

Presented by the Gallery Association

Readings & Lectures

Night Sky Navigation Workshop

$10 per person | $5 for members Swaner Eco Center

Join us for an introductory workshop in night sky navigation. Paul Ricketts, Director of the University of Utah's Observatory, will guide us in learn...

Film

"The Providers" Screening

Free Park City Library

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mex...

Visual Art

Paul Crow: On Ice

10:00 AM Free Kimball Art Center

The month I was born, the first Nimbus satellite was launched, taking images of polar ice as it began its work. From that September in 1964 to September 2012...

Visual Art

Cold Places: Photographs by Sue Flood

10:00 AM Free Kimball Art Center

In striking and poignant images, Sue Flood takes us to Antarctica and the Arctic — Earth’s coldest places. Flood has made numerous journeys there as a renown...

Theater

Mamma Mia!

Thursday pricing: $29/House, $35/Preferred Front of House, $45/Cabaret Tables Friday - Sunday pricing: $35/House, $43/Preferred Front of House, $55/Cabaret Tables Egyptian Theatre

The jukebox musical romantic comedy that has delighted audiences worldwide featuring the songs from the Swedish pop group, ABBA! Presented by the Zi...

Film

Arctic Screening

$8 / $7 students / $6 members Park City Library

This is an enthralling survival tale set in the most challenging environment on earth. A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide wheth...