Lectures & Panels
Art Talk: The Art & Making of Television
The Emmy Award-winning team at Fischer Productions—a television-content provider in the outdoor genre with shows on the National Geographic Channel, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel—will discuss what it takes to produce a hit series, including the ins and outs of reality TV, fiction versus nonfiction, scripted versus reality, the use of cameras, etc. for an evening that will delight tech junkies and television-oholics alike.
Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Avenue, 435-649-8882, Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m., Free.
Music at the Market: Folka Dots
The homespun picking of bluegrass band Folka Dots will be perfect music to kick up some dust to, or have as background music while you snack on goodies from the Downtown Farmers Market.
Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Free.
Children & Family
Ogden Nature Center: Free Saturday Activities
Meet and greet with shorebirds of the Ogden Nature Center starting at 9 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., explore the colorful world of butterflies as you catch, observe and release them in the field—fun for the whole family. Ogden Nature Center, 966 West 12th Street, Ogden, 801-621-7595, Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.
Festivals & Special Events
Days of ’47: KSL 5 Parade
Colorful floats, bands, horses, clowns and other entries thrill thousands of spectators each year. Scouting’s Centennial will be recognized by the Days of ’47 KSL 5 Parade with several hundred scouts in the parade lineup. Many families camp out on the streets the night before to ensure a great seat to catch it all the following morning.
The Parade route starts at South Temple and State Street running east to 200 East, turning south to 900 South, then east to Liberty Park at 600 East in Salt Lake City
Various locations, see route above, July 25, parade starts at 9 a.m., Free, DaysOf47.com.
City Weekly Movie Night: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is an American comedy-drama film directed, written and co-produced by Wes Anderson. The offbeat cult classic stars Bill Murray as an eccentric oceanographer who sets out to exact revenge on the "jaguar shark" that ate his partner Esteban.
Brewvies, 677 S. 200 West, 801-355-5500, Wednesday, July 27, 8 p.m., Free.