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Stroll into Open Studio Night at the Monarch this Friday, February 4, 2022, for live music, local beers and special art exhibits.
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“Van Sessions” celebrates its sixth anniversary this Friday evening, February 4, 2022, with two first-time guests in a free performance.
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It’s time for another First Friday Art Stroll in Ogden where local businesses and art galleries celebrate the creative community with special art exhibitions, live music and activities across town.
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Good Company Theater presents “The Two-Character Play” by Tennessee Williams this weekend. Buy your tickets at goodcotheatre.com.
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Motown hits from SLC entertainment group Changing Lanes will rock Peery’s Egyptian Theater on Monday evening, February 7, 2022, in a free show presented by the Excellence in the Community Concert Series.
Open Studio Night + ‘Van Sessions’
Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers a night of winter fun with live music, adult drinks, WB’s Eatery, specials and art exhibits at over 40 creative studios. Here is the February schedule:
- “Van Sessions” Live Music Podcast with Kyle McBride and Imaginary Friendz.
- Art Box featuring a large number of photographic works from the Ogden Camera Club.
- Exhibition of the OCA Center “TERRESTRIAL BODY.
- Special Valentine’s Day art by beautiful artist Amy LaFevre, with 17 12 by 12 pieces for sale.
- Signing session with local author Kathleen Watts, aka Thought Continuum.
- Art exhibitions in the creative studios.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com/happenings.
Ogden First Friday Art Walk
Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll offers unique art exhibits and activities at various locations from Union Station to Historic 25and Monarch Street. There are also activities at Junction and Washington Avenue as well as the Eccles Art Center and Weber State University. Get your card at The Corner, the white building on the corner of Washington and 25and Street, and follow these social media for more details: IG @Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden, FB @OgdenCityArts / TheCorner / OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll.
Don’t miss these hotspots on your February walk:
- Open Studio Night and “Van Sessions” at the Monarch — beer garden, creative studios, book signing, specials, art exhibits, live music.
- Dumke Arts Square – DChakaia Booker’s first exhibition.
- New exhibition from the Elizabeth D. Shaw Gallery: “All Together, Amongst Many: Reflections on Empathy”.
- YCC Family Crisis Center Brings “Hearts Back to Ogden”. During the “Walk of the Heart”, stop by the outdoor event at Platforms on 25and Street for free photos, hot chocolate and coffee for the public.
- New Emmisoure Gallery — featured artist Steve Robertson.
- Gallery 25 — featured exhibit, the 78-year-old Northern Utah Palette Club.
- Alaska Gold Connection — featured artist, Noelle Perry.
- Cara Koolmees Gallery — upstairs at 256 Historic 25th Street.
- Eccles Art Center — 18th National Black and White Competition.
- Ogden Contemporary Arts Center — “LAND BODY” exhibition.
- The Bonneville Space — solo exhibition with watercolourist Amelia Morgan.
- The local artisan collective at The Junction — featured artist Bekah Eilander of B’s Beeutiful Things, plus lessons and demos.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; various Ogden locations; free; ogdencity.com/770/First-Friday-Art-Strol.
Good Company Theater presents “The Two-Character Play” by Tennesse Williams
Presentation by Good Company Theater of Tennessee Williams’ psychological thriller “The Two-Character Play” opened last week. The local production is directed by Teresa Santerson and stars Natalie Keezer (Clare) and Jess Nepivoda (Felice) as the bickering siblings stranded in the middle of nowhere after being abandoned by their cast of actors. “Arguably, no one is as good at creating paranoid tension as Tennessee Williams was,” Good Company Theater co-director Alicia Washington explained in a press release. “This intense piece gives a distorted meaning to the phrase ‘family drama’.”
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 4 p.m.; Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave.; students $25/$17; goodcotheatre.com.
Excellence Concert Series presents Changing Lanes: Motown hits
The free community concert series is back to rock Peery’s Egyptian Theater with hits from Motown! SLC-based CJ Drisdom, founder and leader of Change Lane Entertainment Group, takes his energetic bands around the country to high-end events including the Sundance Film Festival, NAACP, Governors Galas and Fortune 500 corporate parties, entertaining alongside big names like Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, John Legend and many more. See them live in this free show on Monday nights at the historic Ogden Theatre.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; free; ogdenpet.com/events.