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What to do in Park City this weekend: gallery openings, Pure Prairie League, parents’ book signing

Squaw Valley resident Debbie Dutton takes a break while fiming her segment for “The Movie to Keep Squaw True.”
Photo by Ryan Salm

Squaw Valley resident Debbie Dutton takes a break while filming her segment for “The Movie to Keep Squaw True.” (Photo by Ryan Salm)

This weekend in Park City allows time to check out two new gallery exhibit openings, at the Meyer Gallery and the Julie Nester Gallery. The 1960s band Pure Prairie League stops by the Egyptian Theatre for a weekend’s slate of shows, and local author Liz Yokubison holds an event for her newest book, “They’re Ready. Are You?” about children leaving the house for the first time. For a full list of special events and weekly community events, visit our online calendar.

 

An Afternoon to Benefit Peace House
Thursday, Feb. 28, 1 – 4 p.m.
San Francisco Design, 1890 Bonanza Dr.
Free
San Francisco Design, a home furniture and décor store, is excited to host their upcoming event to benefit Peace House at their Park City location. This event will help to raise awareness of family violence and domestic abuse and help to raise funds to help Peace House’s efforts to combat these issues.

The Movie to Keep Squaw True
Thursday, Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m.
Downstairs, 635 Main Street
Free
When private developers came to Tahoe to transform Squaw Valley into a Vegas-style amusement park, they ran into a mountain of community commitment – organized as the movement to Keep Squaw True. This is the inspiring story of the ongoing seven-year struggle to stand up and defend Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada.

David Riley exhibit opening “The Eyes of the Forest”
Friday, March 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Meyer Gallery, 305 Main Street
Free
An esteemed Utah painter who has a modern take on wildlife paintings. The artist uses disciplined minimalism in color and composition with his refined skills in anatomy and paint mastery. His paintings have placed as finalists in the Arc Renewal Salon, The London BP Portrait Award and the Oil Painter’s of American National juried exhibition.

Jennifer Nehrbass exhibit opening “Pioneer Project”
Friday, March 1, 6 – 8 p.m.
Julie Nester Gallery, 1280 Iron Horse Dr.

Free

“Pioneer Project” includes both landscape and figurative paintings – the work examines the European exploration of the West through a female perspective creating a fictional narrative. Jennifer has created contemporary female portraits to envision the notions of women as the explorers, the documentarians.

Pure Prairie League
Friday, March 1 – Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street
Tickets $35 – 60
A 1960s rock band with a heavy dose of country and high-flying harmony returns to the Egyptian Theatre stage. A performance that delivers their country-rock sound true to its original form. Hits like “Let Me Love You Tonight” and “Amie” have not only stood the test of time, they are still fan-favorites.

Liz Yokubison book signing
Saturday, March 2, 4 – 6 p.m.
Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main St.
Free
Yokubison drew on her writing interest and penned “They’re Ready. Are You? A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the College Transition.” The book, which was written after her kids were already gone to college, begins with how Yokubison was feeling when her children, Alex and Morgan, were sophomores at Park City High School.