As Salt Lake City braces for a cold, wet weekend (what else is new?), it's time to look indoors for entertainment options and hold off some more on planting the garden.
Starting Friday night with Junip and The Acrylics at The State Room, there's a definite world vibe to this batch of music offerings. Featuring Jose Gonzales, who played a terrific solo show at the U's ballroom back in 2008, Junip promises a terrific night of indie-flavored folk songs at The State Room. They're touring behind 2010's "Fields," which has been in steady rotation on KRCL and features some excellent music. Brooklyn's The Acrylics open at 9 p.m. Tickets remain on sale.
Here's a clip of their song "Always." http://youtu.be/BYB0iEiOuzs
And world-music sensation Yanni will be at West Valley City's Maverik Center (formerly the E Center) on Saturday night as part of his ongoing Voices tour. The Greek born, Minnesota education keyboardist has sold millions of records at last count. Not my cup of tea, but hey, I can't love everything, right? Tickets remain on sale.
A chance to get your ABBA on awaits over at Abravnel Hall this weekend with two performances of the ABBA-The Concert, led by principal pops conductor Jerry Steichen. For some folks, ABBA's at the top of the musical mountain. This should be quite the fun treat.
And on Sunday at Liberty Park, Wafer and Sofa Sly will take part in the annual Earth Jam. The event starts at noon, music at 1 p.m. This is a free event.
Also, as a viable option for Sunday - looks like Friday and Saturday are going to be wet and cold - the Salt Lake Bees are at Spring Mobile ballpark against Fresno. The Friday and Saturday games start at 6:35 p.m. The Sunday game is at 2:05 p.m. Bring an umbrella - and a coat. And a hat. And your mittens.
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