Pioneer Theatre Company continues its presentation of â€œSunshine Boulevardâ€ this weekend with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check www.pioneertheatre.org for the various showtimes.
On Saturday night, the annual SLAM performance at Plan-B Theatre Company takes place. This virtually unique event promises a terrific time. Tickets remain on sale and can be purchased at www.planbtheatre.org.
For an entirely different vibe on Saturday, head to the renovated Gallivan Center and see â€˜90s rappers Cypress Hill, which will bring their weed-tastic raps to bear on a doubtlessly like-minded crowd as part of the U92 Car Show and Cinco De Mayo celebration. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. It looks construction's still under way there, so it'll be interesting to see how Saturday comes together.
Over at Kilby Court this weekend, thereâ€™s not one but two terrific nights of modern, indie folk music in the offing. On Saturday night, Jessica Lea Mayfield headlines as the wonderful Nathaniel Rateliff opens. You may have heard Mayfield profiled recently on NPR's "Weekend Edition" or saw Rateliff open for The Low Anthem last year. For those who didn't, trust me, this will be a terrific show. Tickets are $10, plus fees and they remain on sale.
Sunday, more good tunes are at Kilby with the amazing Joe Pug and Strand of Oaks, opening. Pug played a terrific opening set last year over at The State Room for Justin Townes Earle and released the excellent "Messenger."
And speaking of great music, at the Utah Symphony organist Richard Elliott will be on hand to help with a program featuring Camille Saint Saens' "Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, op. 78. Performances are both Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
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