Of course, you can take Dad to brunch on Sunday.It's not exactly an original idea, but there are lots of good options.
Like, take him up the canyon and eat at the base of the green hill that was a ski lift just a month ago; Kimi's Mountainside Bistro at Solitude is serving brunch from 10 am to 3 pm and it's super family friendly: $28 adults; $13 kids 6 - 11; $9 kids 3 - 5; free under 3. Call 801-536-5787 or go here for reservations and more information.
Or treat him to a glitzy time at Silver in Park City, then buy him something cool at Park Silly Sunday Market. Silver's Sunday brunch service begins on Father's Day and will be served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekly. Cost is $10-20; call 435-940-1000 or go here.
You could celebrate his Dadness with steak at Bambara, where chef Nathan Powers will be cooking his manly Dad's Day specials all weekend, June 17-19, at dinner, so your paterfamilias doesn't miss his golf game. Call 801-363-5454 or go here.
But you know what? Why not invite Dad to enjoy something completely out of the box? And in Rose Wagner's Black Box?
Friday and Saturday night "Father's Day Eve" is the last performance of SBDance's The VERY BEaST of SB Dance, a medley of the company's greatest hits.
Get some tickets and take Dad to an envelope-pushing experience, instead of presenting him with the same old tie and steak. You can kind of get a feel for SBD here. Even though Ms. Greenleigh spelled Pilobolus wrong, which is confidence-shaking, she does use the right adjectives: provocative; controversial; zany. She left out smart and beautiful.
I can promise you that this is no Swan Lake-Nutcracker-fluffy tutu kind of dance. You wont have to worry about Dad's snoring drowning out the music. Stephen Brown's version of dance is guaranteed quirky, surprising and often, even, funny. Salt Lake has an amazing dance scene for a city of its size, and SB pushes the boundaries.
Just check out this backstage video and you'll get a feel that permeates an event that its creator describes as "more fun than a clown on fire."
Dad will love it.
Or at least he'll remember it.
Call 801-355-ARTS or go to arttix.org for tickets.