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What to do in Park City this weekend: Mamma Mia!, Birds of Chicago, Pink Park City

J.T. Nero and Allison Russell are the heart and soul of Birds of Chicago, which will perform Saturday at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Natalie Ginele Miller

Shows and performances abound this weekend in Summit County. From the pop ABBA-inspired “Mamma Mia!” to the gospel-centric Birds of Chicago to heavy metal Slaughter, there are enough flavors to satisfy any palate. Other events include the Pink Park City fundraiser at Park City Mountain Resort’s Canyons Village and artist Don Weller’s book signing. For a full list of special events and weekly community events, visit our online calendar.

Utah History Lecture Series
Friday, March 22, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave.
19th Century Utah Women in Business and Government (Speaker: Dr. Brian Q. Cannon): A discussion of many successful 19th century Utah women, including: Emmeline Wells, who started a grain storage business and successful newspaper; Zina Young, who established silk production in Utah; Fanny Brooks, who started an empire of retail stores; Mary Chamberlain, the Mayor of Kanab; Ellis Reynolds Shipp, one of the first woman doctors in Utah; and Jennie Judge Kearns, an instigator of Catholic charities.

Mamma Mia!
March 22-24 and 28-31
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 6 p.m.
The Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street
Tickets: Thursday $29-$45; Friday through Sunday $35-$55
Ziegfeld Theater Company’s production of the Tony-nominated musical. The story centers around former pop singer Donna, whose daughter, Sophie, is about to get married. Sophie wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but she and Donna don’t know who the father is.

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.
O.P. Rockwell, 268 Main Street
Tickets $15 at the door
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have moved from getting people’s attention to commanding it. Inspired by artists such as the Sex Pistols, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams, Sarah sings with confidence, control, and, at times, a hint of menace. For ages 21+.

Pink Park City fundraiser
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.
Park City Mountain Canyons Village, 4000 Canyons Resort Dr.
Registration $35
The event, in its second year, raises money for research of all types of cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and while its cause is serious, Pink Park City keeps a light atmosphere. The Canyons Village will hold deck parties with food, drink and music. Participants are encouraged to wear over-the-top pink costumes. The University of Utah skiing, golf and volleyball teams will be there to participate in skiing and “chippo.”

Art of Connection fundraiser
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.
Prospect Gallery, 573 Main Street
Registration $75
An all-day yoga fundraiser with the goal of raising funds for art supplies and lessons for kids attending Oloosinon Primary School in Kenya. Prospect Gallery owners Colby and Sarah Larsen  plan to send one of their gallery artists to Kenya to give lessons to students and faculty and distribute the kits.

Don Weller book signing
Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.
Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main St.
“Tracks, A Visual Memoir” covers the Peoa cowboy painter’s early days growing up in the Pacific Northwest, through his days as an illustrator in Los Angeles and New York to his present life as a painter and former cutting horse competitor in the Wasatch Back. The coffee table book features his sketches, posters and paintings as well as selected journal-like anecdotes written by Weller.

Birds of Chicago
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd.
Tickets $29
Birds of Chicago’s most recent album, “Love in Wartime,” was a record the band needed to record, according to guitarist and songwriter J.T. Nero. He and his wife, lead singer Allison Russell, wanted to make a more joyful sounding album that would follow the somber, personal “Real Midnight,” Nero said.

Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m.
DeJoria Center, 970 N. State Rd. 32, Kamas
Tickets: $35 – 95

Slaughter has sold more than 5 million records worldwide. The group has had numerous top hits on the Billboard charts such as, Fly To The Angels, Up All Night, Spend My Life, and Mad About You. They also won the 1991 American Music Award for “Favorite New Artist.” Slaughter has toured with Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison and countless others.

Dirty Revival
Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
O.P. Rockwell, 268 Main Street
Tickets $10 at the door
Dirty Revival is a seven piece Soul/Rock band hailing for Portland, OR. They are quickly gaining notoriety for their inspired songwriting and impressive live performances.
Their sound showcases their unique take on the soul and funk sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, while also straddling the line between rock band and pop band.

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