Park City Weekend Agenda: May 9-12

Celebrate spring with new exhibits, rockin’ bands, Mother’s Day bouquets, and community arts happenings.

By Vanessa Conabee May 7, 2019

Postcard, “Entrance to Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y.” c. 1914. 4 x 6 in. Published by the American Art Publishing Co., New York. Private Collection.

All Weekend Long

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008   

Weekdays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday noon–6 @ Park City Museum (through May 25)

Experience America’s oldest amusement and entertainment mecca through the eyes of an extraordinary array of artists, who have captured this everyday escape. This exhibition showcases the allure of a magnetic world of attractions that has become a touchstone for American mass culture and popular recreation through the ages.

Firefly Exhibit

Wed–Sun @ Swaner EcoCenter, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit the EcoCenter to learn all about Utah’s flashiest insects—fireflies! Entomologist Christy Bills from the Natural History Museum has put together a fascinating exhibit that might just inspire you to do some nighttime research in your own backyard.

“The Mustang” screening

Friday and Saturday, May 10–11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May. 12, 6 p.m. @ Park City Library

When Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison, participates in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation, he rediscovers his own humanity while gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

The Wizard of Oz

Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May. 11–12, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. @ The Egyptian Theatre

Youtheatre actors take to the stage for  this classic tale, where Dorothy, Toto, The Tin Man, The Lion, and The Scarecrow follow the Yellow Brick Road and soon discover "there's no place like home."

150th Golden Spike Celebration

Statewide (including a Whistle Stop at nearby Echo on Wednesday, May 8)

All aboard! The celebration honoring the anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad chugs around the state.

Zhi Lin: "Chinaman’s Chance" on Promontory Summit exhibit

Weekdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, noon–5 p.m. @ Kimball Art Center

Get a taste of Utah’s Spike 150 celebration with a fascinating exhibit at Kimball Art Center. Internationally renowned artist Zhi Lin’s exhibit explores the oft untold stories of the Chinese laborers, who built the Transcontinental Railroad. The exhibit is free and open to the public through June 2.

Thursday, May 9

"Beautiful Boy" Screening and Post-Film Discussion

7 p.m. @ Park City Library

Based on the memoir “Beautiful Boy” by David Sheff and “Tweak” by his son, Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the difficult and extraordinary experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction.  Presented with CONNECT Summit County as part of Mental Health Awareness month. Post-film panel with Roy Parker, director of the Summit County Recovery Foundation, Felicia Sotelo and Andy Crnich, Summit County Drug Court detectives, Cristie Frey, Summit County Drug Court lead therapist, and Arch Wright of Recovery Elevated Solutions. Rob Harter, Executive Director of the Christian Center of Park City will moderate. Free.

Friday, May 10

Shannon Runyon 

7 p.m. @ DeJoria Center

Park City local Shannon Runyon takes to the stage with tried-and-true favorites, plus some new material. No stranger to public performance, Runyon truly shines when she’s sharing her talent.  21+

Blue Divide

10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill

Popular Main St. favorite Blue Divide brings you the best dance music from every decade. Celebrate the weekend by getting your groove on.

Saturday, May 11

Indoor Climbing Wall

 1-3 p.m. @ Swaner EcoCenter

Kids of all ages will find fun at Swaner EcoCenter’s indoor climbing wall—and a host of informative, fascinating eco-friendly exhibits inspired by nature when they need a breather. Harnesses supplied; please wear shoes with covered toes. Free for members. 

Coalville Community Arts Day

10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ North Summit Elementary School

Join North Summit High School students as they complete a sidewalk mural designed around the themes of bringing people together, community empowerment, and wellness. While you’re there, write a positive affirmation on a colored ribbon and contribute to their fence art project.  For more information or to volunteer for the event, contact [email protected] 

Haven Grace Workshop

12 p.m.–2 p.m. @ Enlighten Wellness

Engage in a powerful transformative workshop designed to help individuals align with their heart-centered purpose.

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Mother’s Day Bouquet Class

3-5 p.m. @ Kimball Art Center

Indulge in flowers this Mother’s Day weekend by building a gorgeous bouquet with a loved one. Learn trade secrets from a local florist while creating your very own custom arrangement using your favorite flowers. Best suited for ages 10 and up.

Art & Social Activism: A Panel Discussion

4 p.m. @ Kimball Art Center

Is art really powerful enough to generate social and political change? What is the role of the artist in addressing social issues? Hear perspectives on the intersection between artistic expression and advocacy as local and visiting artists weigh in on contemporary social issues, from gender inequality to immigration and beyond. Panel moderated by Diego Zegarra, Social Equity Director for Park City Community Foundation. Free.

Spock Block

10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill 

Enjoy the far-out sound of futuristic theatrical space rock with Spock Block live. 21+

Sunday, May 12

Indoor Climbing Wall

 1-3 p.m. @ Swaner EcoCenter 

Kids of all ages are invited to get their climb on at the Swaner EcoCenter’s indoor climbing wall. Harnesses supplied; please wear shoes with covered toes. Free for members. 

Patrick Ryan

10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill 

Enjoy the acoustic artistry of standout performer Patrick Ryan, singing old favorites and new. 21+

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


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The Wizard of Oz

$13 Youth 17 & Under, $18 Adults Egyptian Theatre

Presented by the Egyptian Youtheatre - This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has bee...

Visual Art

Zhi Lin: Chinaman’s Chance on Promontory Summit

10:00 AM Free Kimball Art Center

Internationally acclaimed artist Zhi Lin confronts the lost history of the Chinese workers who built our nation’s transcontinental railroads. This exhibition...