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What to do in Park City this weekend: Firefall, NorAms and Little Naturalists

Axl Bonenberger competes in the finals round of the Freestyle and Freeskiing Junior National Big Air competition at the Utah Olympic Park Saturday in March. The Bjorn Thorsen competition, scheduled for Jan. 4, will help athletes qualify. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

The week after New Year’s Day and the few precious days before the Sundance Film Festival provide Parkites with a low-key weekend of events with a NorAm aerials competition and a variety of shows with Firefall, Tony Holiday and Jaron Lanier. For a full list of special events and weekly community events, visit our online calendar.

Firefall at the Egyptian Theatre
Friday, Jan 4 – Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan 6, 6 p.m.
The Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street
Tickets $39 to $65
Firefall has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and shows no sign of slowing down.  Firefall’s commercial success includes three Gold albums, two Platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles. The band’s biggest hit, “You Are the Woman” has been played on commercial radio more than 7,000,000 times and has also appeared in many movies and television shows.

U.S. Big Air Junior Nationals and NorAm Aerials 
Friday, Jan 4, 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan 5 – Sunday, Jan 6. 11 a.m.
Utah Olympic Park
In Friday’s big air competition, around 20 athletes between the ages of 12 and 18 will achieve liftoff and throw a broad range of tricks from three jumps, the largest of which is 50 feet tall. Saturday and Sunday’s NorAms are considered a second-tier competition in aerials behind World Cup events. Spectators will be able to see a handful of top-level competitors as well as up-and-comers.


Books2Movies: Peter Rabbit
Saturday, Jan. 5, 4 p.m.
Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave.
The Park City Library and the Park City Film Series are partnering to provide free movies based on books geared towards young people. Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home.

Jaron Lanier
Saturday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd.

Tickets $29
A renaissance man for the 21st century, Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, internet politics and the future of humanism.

Tony Holiday at The Cabin
Saturday, Jan 5, 9 p.m. – close
The Cabin, 825 Main Street
Cover charge
Vocalist and harmonica player, Tony Holiday. Tony Holiday hails from Memphis Tennessee and is a rising force on the blues and harmonica scene both in the USA & Europe. Winner of Best Blues Band 2016 & 2017 in City Weekly Music Awards (SLC).

Little Naturalist at the Swaner EcoCenter
Monday, Jan. 7, 10 – 11 a.m.
Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr.
$2 per child; 10 punch card $15
Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5-year-olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians and upcycling old materials into holiday decorations.

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