Wiseguys Comedy fills Salt Lake City’s state-mandated laugh quota with its rotating schedule of local and national joke handlers. Upcoming appearances include rising comic Spencer King performing an atypical set of irreverent musings at Ogden on February 25 and 26. Equally all-ages-appropriate joke spinner Steve Soelberg, "not Kevin Bacon," steps up to the mic at Trolley Square on March 3, making audiences guffaw as hard as dentists’ trifecta of nitrous oxide, gum-tickling mouth feathers, and insistence on doing old Steve Martin routines during a fluoride treatment. Wiseguys recommends checking the comics out on YouTube to get a flavor for their acts before catching a show.
While the moon rises during a crisp autumn night over the Castle theater, audiences tense up as they watch the Headless Horsemen torment Ichabod Crane in Mahonri Stewart's adaptation of Washington Irving's classic tale. Stewart seasons the yarn's supernatural creeps and crawls with comedic moments. Designed to look like a castle courtyard, the outdoor venue transports viewers to the past, when spectral horsemen, poorly lit dirt roads, and uncontrollable pumpkin fires were commonplace. The theater company further embraces autumn by selling traditional fall goodies such as hot chocolate and caramel apples (not included with this Groupon).
A minor-league affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Orem Owlz have been perennially dominant in the Pioneer League, winning the title in 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2004. Manager Tom Kotchman directs an athletically gifted roster. Watch the game from a premium seat, so close that you may hear infielders chattering and outfielders humming Norwegian folk songs. This deal also includes two hot dogs, the traditional meal of America's pastime, plus two sodas to wash down the delicious American morsels.
The eighth annual Foursite Film Festival regales cinephiles of the Ogden community with a lineup of short films, documentaries, children's films, and other independently produced pictures. With today's first and third options, cinema sophisticates can experience the harrowing story of a paraplegic man attempting to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in the documentary One Revolution, or relive moments of motherly creepiness in the short horror feature An Evening with my Comatose Mother. Consult the schedule of events and free up time to fastidiously critique every film in the festival, or check out the fest's best at the June 10 Awards Ceremony, which includes free popcorn, refreshments, and graduate-level lectures on the French New Wave.
X-Dance, sponsored by Skullcandy, is a four-day celebration of adrenaline in its cinematic form, showcasing incredible film footage of action aficionados as they conquer the elements aboard bikes, boards, and skis. Cypher Vision meticulously documents the wave-wrassling abilities of the world's best surfers with an innovative camera capable of shooting 1,000 frames per second and getting very wet. Other equally kinetic films shine a spotlight on record-breaking free skier Grete Eliassen, speedy snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and motocross stunt specialist Robbie Maddison. Many of these daredevils will be on hand to answer questions after their films are shown. Passholders also get to attend FirstCom's music-licensing panel, which will show aspiring filmmakers how to access FirstCom’s massive catalog of licensed tunes so that their awe-inspiring base-jumping footage can be scored to something more extreme than “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”