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October 20, 2014
Dreams & Nightmares
Wind SymphonyConductor: David FullmerDrift off to sleep – if you dare! This musical dreamscape will have you checking under the bed and in the closet for monsters – both friendly and demonic. Experience that delicious shiver running up and down your spine.Oct 20; 7:30pMatinee Oct 20; 12:30pRagan Theater
Kipper Brothers' Puppet …
It’ll be a spooky time as we welcome Kipper Brothers’ Puppet Works back to the library for a special, Halloween-themed puppet show. This event is free and open to the public.
The Echo Theatre is proud to present Shakespeare's classic tale of General Macbeth; whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to take the throne. This classic play is considered one of Shakespeare's most powerful works and explores themes of revenge, ambition, and the corrosive psychological effects of an unethical rise to power. The Echo's creepy adaptation arrives just in time for Halloween. You've never seen “The Scottish Play” like this before. Kris Wing Jennings says “Why this production? This time of year lends itself to theatre and performances that explore the frightening elements of the supernatural. We've chosen to use the Greek myth of Pandora to inform our staging choices as well as to create an environment that is suspenseful and scary. Our witches play a much more integral part of the action than is written in Shakespeare's script. Our production is also interactive. Audience members are invited to sit with the actors onstage, bringing the visceral production right up to the audience.”
McCoard's Mystery Corn M…
The McCoard’s Mystery Maze is sponsored by McCoard’s Garden Center. The corn maze has three different mazes at varying levels of difficulty and length. The Kids maze is .3 miles long, our Adventurous maze is 1.6 miles and the Insane maze is 3 miles. Admission allows you access to all three mazes. We have designed the maze to be an interactive activity that makes a trip inside the maze more than just a haphazard stroll. Solve a crime scene investigation while in the maze. Option 1: The Farm Scene Tracks. Farmer Joe’s pie is missing. We need you to find out who stole it. Six of the animals took off through the corn maze with the stolen pie. Navigate the corn maze to find all the tracks, and then match up the prints to all the animals that are guilty of the pie thievery. Option 2: Farm Scene Investigation (similar to Clue©). Farmer Joe is missing and we need your help to find out who kidnapped him. There are seven animal suspects, weapons, and locations that we need you to investigate. Players collect all the clues on a punch card that they take through the maze to solve the mystery and earn an FSI badge. Zombie Paintball Patrol: In the spring of 2014, the Head Farmer at McCoard’s Garden Center began experimenting with the cross-breeding of plants, hoping to create a new breed of corn that would never die and produce fruit year-round. The farmer was very close to creating a breed of corn that would never die, even if deprived of sun and water. Then, everything went horribly wrong. There was a big chemical spill which affected all of the people working in and around the greenhouses. The people who survived haunt the greenhouses at night, feeding on human flesh. They feel no emotion and sense no pain. They do not die even when deprived of water. They appear to be walking dead men or ZOMBIES!!! That’s why we need your help. We’ll send you out in teams to kill as many zombies as you can. If you see someone infected, shoot to kill or you may not survive the night.
Utah Humanities Book Fes…
The Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival and has become Utah’s signature literary event. The festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge literary events at locations throughout Utah. The Utah Humanities Book Festival is buzzing with a line-up of celebrated local, regional, national, and international authors, along with children's programming, poetry slamming, and plenty of discussions with authors. The festival is statewide, free, and runs six weeks from September 18th through the end of October. The Utah Humanities Council is pleased to present the Charles Redd Center Author for Western Studies Author, Ari Kelman, author of A Misplaced Masacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek. Early on Novemeber 29, 1864, part of the First Colorado and nearly all of the Third Colorado volunteer regiments, surprised hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho people camped on the banks of Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado Territory. More than 150 Native Americans were slaughtered, the vast majority of them women, children and the elderly. A misplaced Massacre examines the ways in which generations of Americans have struggled to come to terms with the meaning of the attack and its aftermath.
Art Exhibition: Shaping …
This reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent American collection will allow visitors to interpret our ever-expanding collection in new ways. The exhibition will examine American identity, emphasizing the multicultural perspective intrinsic to the American experience. It will showcase approximately eighty works of art, including painting, sculpture, and photography. The exhibition will elicit reflection on the role of the artworks in both revealing and contributing to cross-cultural encounters and exchanges in the formation of American identity. The new show will replace American Dreams, the last iteration of our permanent collection.
Cornbelly's Cornmaze & P…
Whether Utahn's are finding their way out of the corn maze, exploring the Pumpkin Princess Playland, blasting pumpkin cannons, mining for gems, picking out the perfect pumpkin, tip-toeing through Insanity Point's haunted trails, or trick-or-treating with local mascot characters, there is unforgettable fun and memories for folks of all ages.
Cut! Costume and the Cinema
Step into the exciting world of costume design with CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Featuring 40 exquisite period costumes from popular Hollywood films, paired with a series of portraits from the Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores how wardrobe details can establish authenticity and uncover subtle clues about a painting’s subject or a costume’s character. The films and paintings represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama and comedy with period costumes worn by famous film stars Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, Uma Thurman, Anjelica Huston, and many others. In all, more than 30 actors will be represented from 25 films, including the new release, Sherlock Holmes, Academy Award winner The Duchess and perennial favorites Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility and The Phantom of the Opera. 40 Costumes 24 Academy Award Nominations 25 Films 30 Actors
Face-Off: Portraits by C…
An extraordinary exhibition. The works of Casey Childs are more than mere mirror images of people. Child's strives "to capture the beauty, variations and complexities of the human form. The goal of my portrait work is to capture the soul of the individual–not just their likeness." The exhibition will feature ten of Child’s influential figures in history, completed master works, and a number of the artist's studies of live models. Interactive activities will be on hand.