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May Activities and Theater

List of activities, theater performances and other entertainment during May 2018.


May Activities

May 10—Train Day: Celebrate the anniversary of the driving of the golden spike. 10am to 8pm at This is the Place Heritage Park. Admission is $5 per person/children 2 and under are free. See their webiste for more information.

May 12—Draper City Arts and Crafts Festival: Draper’s sixth annual festival will be open from 10am to 4pm at Draper Park, 12500 S 1300 E. Admission and Parking is free. The event will feature artisans and craftsmen showcasing a wide range of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, clothing, home decor, fine art, and more. Food, live entertainment, and a classic car show will also be presented. Visit the Draper City webiste for more information.

May 12—Back of Beyond Paddle Race: The Back of Beyond Paddle Race begins 29 miles northeast of Moab on Highway 128 at Dewey Bridge and follows the Colorado River through red rock canyons and into Moab. More information here.

May 12—3rd annual Be a Superhero 5K Fun Run: Come dressed as your favorite superhero and help raise awareness and honor those we attend at end of life. The event is sponsored by the Utah Hospice and palliative Care Organization Volunteer Coordinator Committee. All proceeds of the registration fee goes to the organization and is tax deductible. The race starts at Liberty Park, 900 S 600 E, at 8 am. Online registration until May 11, onsite registration day of the race. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

May 13–19—Amazing Earthfest: Celebrating the centennial of the National and State Parks, Forests, Monuments, and Public Lands of the Colorado Plateau in Kanab. Featuring guided adventures or see documentary films. For registration and more information go here.

May 17–21—Great Salt Lake Bird Festival: Held at various locations, with workshops and speakers, the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is celebrating 20 years. Visit the website for more information and registration.

May 19–20—Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby: Team registration opens May 18, 11:00am to 8:00pm, Lucerne Valley Marina. Each team can consist of 1–3 people. The entry fee is $200.00 per team. Cash & prizes will be awarded based on the number of entries. There is a 400-team limit. Derby Hats and a meal will be given to all contestants. Go to their website for more information.

Utah Theater

Family Friendly

Hale Centre Theatre, Sandy
Tuck Everlasting
April 2–June 23
9900 South Monroe Street, Sandy

Hale Center Theater, Orem
Sense and Sensibility
April 27–June 2
225 West 400 North, Orem

Utah Children’s Theatre
The Parent Trap
April 20–May 26
3605 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Pioneer Theatre
Mama Mia!
May 11–May 26
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City

Eccles Theater
Jersey Boys
June 15–17
131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Off Broadway Theatre
Jurassic Park City
April 27–June 2
272 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Desert Star Playhouse
March 22–June 2
4861 South State Street, Murray

Kingsbury Hall
The Dance Company—Masterpieces
May 30 and 31
1395 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
Crazy For You
June 15–July 14
525 North 400 West, Centerville

Empress Theatre
Lucky Stiff
May 4–May 19
9104 West 2700 South, Magna

Scera Shell Outdoor Theater
Shrek The Musical
June 8–June 23
699 State Street, Orem

May 8–October 19
1100 Tuacahn Dr., Ivins

Sundance Summer Theatre
July 19–August 11
8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance

Ballet West
National Choreographic Festival
May 18–26
Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City

Utah Symphony
Season Finale: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2
May 25 and 26
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City

Gallivan Center—Excellence in the Community
Changing Lanes Experience: Motown
May 15
Gallivan Center, 239 Main Street, Salt Lake City

Date Night

Salt Lake Acting Company
Fun Home
April 4–May 13
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City

Grand Theatre
Monty Python’s Spamalot
May 17–June 9
1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre
Cheerleaders vs. Aliens
May 10–12
328 Main Street, Park City

Utah Opera
Die Fledermaus
May 12–20
Capitol Theatre 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City

Ziegfeld Theater
The Full Monty
May 4–19
Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 South Washington Blvd., Ogden

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