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The Essentials | City Weekly’s Entertainment Picks May 22-28



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Here & Now: Other New Happenings This Week
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Roald Dahl’s classic tale of the eccentric candy man and a private tour becomes a Youth Theatre production. Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City, 435-649-9371, May 22-24.

BENGT WASHBURN The Utah-raised comic and San Francisco Comedy Competition winner makes a return trip home. Wiseguys Comedy Café, 3500 S. 2200 West, West Valley, 463-2909, May 22-25.

LEIF ENGER The author of Peace Like a River reads from and signs his new novel, So Brave, Young and Handsome. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 484-9100, Thursday, May 22, 7 p.m.

NATIONAL ALPACA SHOW You want alpacas? They got alpacas. See show and performance competitions, as well as displays of the many uses of alpaca fleece. South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State, Sandy, 565-4490, May 22-25,

SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL Performances, storytelling, arts & crafts and more in honor of Utah’s many “–sens” and daughters of Scandinavia. Snow College and other venues, Ephraim, Utah, 435-835-4241, May 22-24.

UTAH SYMPHONY Guest conductor Larry Rachleff and pianist Robert Levin join forces for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto and more. Abravanel Hall 123 W. South Temple, 355-2787, May 23-24, 8 p.m.,

SALT CITY DERBY GIRLS The Death Dealers face off against the Sisters of No Mercy in hard-driving, sweat-flying action. Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. 4800 West, Kearns, 968-6825, Saturday, May 24, 7 p.m.

LINCOLN HALL Mountaineer discusses the memoir of his miraculous survival Dead Luck: Life After Death on Mount Everest. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 484-9100, Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m.

BALLET WEST: INNOVATIONS Read Article. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, 355-2787, May 28-31.


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