There are many activities available in Utah over Spring Break. With just a little bit of travel and imagination, it’s not hard to find entertainment throughout the state over Spring Break.
Logan and northern Utah
Over Spring Break, there will be several events going on in extreme northern Utah. WhySound, a musical venue, will have two gigs over Spring Break. On March 13, WhySound will host several local indie rock groups, including Raccoon Dog, The 2:13’s and Little Barefoot. Tickets cost $5, and the performance starts at 8 p.m. On March 15, four metal groups — False Witness, Tr3ason, Burn the Gallows and Skald — will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost $5.
Also in Logan, the Ellen Eccles Theatre will host Celtic Night 2014, an event benefiting the Cache Humane Society and Four Paws Rescue. Celtic Night will include traditional Celtic music and dance from local artists. Performances will be March 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Cachearts.org.
Twenty minutes west of Logan, the Old Barn Community Theatre, literally an old barn that has been converted into a theater, will perform “Tarzan the Musical” on March 10, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on March 15 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $7 or $8 and are available at the door or online at Oldbarn.org.
Twenty minutes north of Ogden and 30 minutes south of Logan is the Heritage Theatre. Over Spring Break, its production of “Into the Woods” will play March 10, 14 and 15. Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 either over the phone at 435-723-8392, online at Heritagetheatreutah.com or at the door.
Spring Break kicks off Friday evening. For a free downtown event, students can start out at the Ogden First Friday Art Stroll on Historic 25th Street, 6-9 p.m., with an open house for visual, cultural and performing arts.
While on 25th Street, students can stop and check out local “funky, hip-hop-sounding” (as described on its Facebook page) group Grits Green performing live at Brewskis.
Peery’s Egyptian Theater will have several events over Spring Break. This Saturday,Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20. On March 14, Clint Eastwood’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” will play at 7 p.m. for $6.
Another option is to visit Wiseguys, a comedy club where comedians perform on weekend nights, with three locations — Ogden, West Valley City and Trolley Square. Utah’s own comedian/impressionist, Marcus from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will host a special event at the Trolley Square location March 7 and 8 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15.
For more local comedy, there is Off the Wall Comedy Improv at the Ziegfield Theater at 3934 S. Washington Blvd. This event models the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Performances will be at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and 12 a.m. on Saturdays. Tickets cost $5.
For a unique event consisting of a vintage market, live music, fashion show, free photo booths and more, students can check out the Second Annual Vintage Whites at the Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake City this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $6 a ticket.
Alternative rock band Brewfish from Long Beach, Calif., will performing at Kamikazes, 2408 Adams Ave., on March 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $7.
Moab and St. George
While southern Utah is known for its hiking and climbing spots, it also has several museums for those looking for a day getaway over Spring Break.
Those in the city of Moab near Canyon Lands National Park and Arches National Park can find several artistic attractions within and around the city limits.
The Film Museum at Red Cliffs Ranch houses memorabilia from movies filmed in the Moab area that starred Western film actor John Wayne, among others. The museums offer a look at original Native American artifacts from the Anasazi and Fremont tribes.
Outside the city, tourists can find more Native American artwork in the form of rock art, some of it thousands of years old. The Moab area has many petroglyphs that were carved into the cliffs and boulders in the surrounding wilderness by some of the area’s first human inhabitants.
The St. George Art Museum is located in an 80-year-old refurbished sugar beet seed storage factory. The museum currently has exhibits featuring vintage black-and-white photos that display life as it was in small-town Utah during the ’50s.