Clips for Aug. 9-12
Park City Singers, a nonprofit, is ready to begin rehearsals for its Christmas concert season. Rehearsals starts Sept. 9 and take place every Tuesday thereafter from 7-9 p.m. at Shepherd of the Mountains church near The Canyons resort. President Colleen Earnshaw said no experience is required and the choir is open to anyone who wants to join. A $35 participation fee is required. For more information go to parkcitysinger.com
Arts Fest favorite shows work at Kimball
Artist Erin W. Berrett’s exhibit will be showcased at the Kimball Art Center beginning August 8. Berrett will also be the feature artist at the Gallery Stroll on Friday, August 29, from 6-8 p.m. Her show at the Kimball will feature her latest series, "Shoes." Berrett is an artist from Salt Lake City with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Utah. She has been exhibiting her work since 2006 in various galleries, museums and festivals throughout Utah. In 2006, Salt Lake Magazine named her as one of 10 "Artists to Watch." She won Best in Show at the Park City Arts Festival in 2007 and the same award this year at the Salt Lake Arts Festival. The subjects of her paintings are everyday objects, straightforward and accessible. The complexity of her work lay in the textual quality of the paintings surfaces.
The Caveman cometh back
After its sell-out debut run in April, "Defending the Caveman" is back in Park City at the Egyptian Theatre for three nights only. The show will play Sept. 4, 5 and 6. Michael Van Osch reprises the role. Tickets for "Defending the Caveman" are on sale now at http://www.ParkCityShows.com . You can also call 435-649-9371. Comedian Rob Becker wrote Defending the Caveman over a three-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology. This humorous prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes played for two years on Broadway, the longest running solo play in Broadway history, and is full of side-splitting scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women.
Free education workshop: Dawn of smart lawn care
"Lawn is a 4-Letter Word: Home Owners Associations and How to Manage Rising Water Costs" is being held on Thursday Aug. 14 from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Sheldon Richins Auditorium in the Summit County Library building, 6505 Landmark Drive, in Kimball Junction. The workshop brings together home owners associations, property managers and landscapers to learn about water availability and pricing in Summit County, how to prevent HOA dues increases because of escalating water costs, practical tools for landscapers to use in controlling water costs, cost saving innovations in irrigation systems, climactic factors affecting water usage, and the experience of other HOAs in navigating the political and economic storms of HOA capital expenditures for water cost control. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picture of a lawn or grassy area they wish to address. To make a reservation for the free program, contact the Park City Board of Realtors at 200-6900.
Youtheatre Presents Footloose The Musical
The Egyptian Theatre Company’s YouTheatre is proud to present Footloose, the musical, playing Aug. 14-23. Tickets are only $15 available by phone at 435-649-9371 or online at ParkCityShows.com. Thursday, August 14 from 7 10 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. For more info visit http://www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org.
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