Tuesday: National Toasted Marshmallow Day, Art House, Softball Registration

30 Aug

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Last night at Mojo’s Caffe Gallery, I was able to say hi to the owner friendly Ron and see some of the most talented people in the Ogden area do what they do best, play some sweet tunes.

I got there after class so I was only able to see Christopher Cullen & Candid Coyote to begin with, but they were extremely chill and fun to watch.

Up next was The Old World, who’s talent never ceases to amaze me. I’m not going to lie, I’ve known these guys for awhile and I’ve seen them play a few times. But let me give you some information on them to prove why I keep coming back for more. Austin Frodsham who plays bass, fiddle, mandolin, and vox, was like the fiddling champion of Utah when we went to high school. I’m sure he’ll correct me if I’m wrong, but the kid is a big deal. If you want true musicality, this is your band. Casey Romney has fantastic voice and Stratton McCauseland is a very talented pianist, whom I’ve heard play solo before and was blown away by.

Marny Proudfit’s voice makes the world go ’round. Everyone needs to hear the sweet crooning she possesses. There should be a record of her voice in every home. No joke.

Then Matt The Electrician came onstage and pretty much blew everyone away. From Austin, Texas, most of his songs revolve around his 21-year relationship with his wife and his 7-year-old son. He teases that this may be unrelateable to some, but his music is extremely raw and reachable, making it especially wonderful to listen to. Think Iron & Wine, but with more passion. I’m not joking.

Sorry to all the bands I missed out on, if you were playing with the likes of these above, I’m sure you were amazingly talented.

****There are a ton of awesome things happening today! Does your garden need a facelift? Do you have some extra blood ready to donate to the needy? Are you wanting to kick some butt in softball? Are you interested in our new mayoral candidates and how they are going to bring change to Ogden? CHECK OUT THE EVENTS!

Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day, so if you can wait through the high of 92 degrees, it should be more cool tonight when you want to go roastin’. Have you tried those massive novelty size mallows the size of baseballs? They are a true art. I read the nutrition facts for those suckers, 4 regular mallows to 1 of those monsters! Have fun & enjoy summer while it lasts!

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Here are the days events!

8am – 9am
Softball Tournaments Registration / Ogden City
Where
: Ogden City Recreation Office, 1875 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401

9am-2pm
Red Cross Blood Drive
Where: Weber State University, Swenson Gym, Ogden / South Ogden, Ogden, 3848 Harrison Boulevard, UT

9:30am – 3:30pm
Wild Things – From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

11:30am – 12:15pm
Discovery Time – stories, music, and activities for kids 5 and younger
Where
Weber County Library – Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden UT 84401

6:00pm – 8:30pm
Service Club Mayoral Debate
Where: Ben Lomond Suites 2510 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT

6pm-7pm
DIY Herbal First Aid
Where: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W 12th Street, Ogden UT 84404

All day
Texas Hold-em at Teazers – Free Texas Hold-em Every Tue, Wed and Sunday! Multiple Tournaments and Cash Prizes.366 36th Street Ogden, UT 84405-1622 (801) 395-1517

All day
Art house cinema movies:Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden. 158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401

9:00pm – 12:00am

Heavy Metal Karaoke -every Tuesday at brewskis unleash your inner metal head and rock out to heavy metal karaoke! Brewskis 244 Historic 25th Street – Ogden, Utah 84401

******************About Today’s Blogger*******************
Chelsi Archibald is an Ogden native with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Creative Writing from Weber State University and is currently in the Master of Arts in English program. She blogs for Socialitelife.com as a weekend editor and feature writer. She is a board member for the Ogden based non-profit foundation Nurture The Creative Mind. She loves Ogden, getting involved in the community and meeting new people. She was recently appointed Co-Editor of Indie Ogden and couldn’t be more thrilled to join the team.

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Tuesday: National Toasted Marshmallow Day, Art House, Softball Registration

30 Aug

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Last night at Mojo’s Caffe Gallery, I was able to say hi to the owner friendly Ron and see some of the most talented people in the Ogden area do what they do best, play some sweet tunes.

I got there after class so I was only able to see Christopher Cullen & Candid Coyote to begin with, but they were extremely chill and fun to watch.

Up next was The Old World, who’s talent never ceases to amaze me. I’m not going to lie, I’ve known these guys for awhile and I’ve seen them play a few times. But let me give you some information on them to prove why I keep coming back for more. Austin Frodsham who plays bass, fiddle, mandolin, and vox, was like the fiddling champion of Utah when we went to high school. I’m sure he’ll correct me if I’m wrong, but the kid is a big deal. If you want true musicality, this is your band. Casey Romney has fantastic voice and Stratton McCauseland is a very talented pianist, whom I’ve heard play solo before and was blown away by.

Marny Proudfit’s voice makes the world go ’round. Everyone needs to hear the sweet crooning she possesses. There should be a record of her voice in every home. No joke.

Then Matt The Electrician came onstage and pretty much blew everyone away. From Austin, Texas, most of his songs revolve around his 21-year relationship with his wife and his 7-year-old son. He teases that this may be unrelateable to some, but his music is extremely raw and reachable, making it especially wonderful to listen to. Think Iron & Wine, but with more passion. I’m not joking.

Sorry to all the bands I missed out on, if you were playing with the likes of these above, I’m sure you were amazingly talented.

****There are a ton of awesome things happening today! Does your garden need a facelift? Do you have some extra blood ready to donate to the needy? Are you wanting to kick some butt in softball? Are you interested in our new mayoral candidates and how they are going to bring change to Ogden? CHECK OUT THE EVENTS!

Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day, so if you can wait through the high of 92 degrees, it should be more cool tonight when you want to go roastin’. Have you tried those massive novelty size mallows the size of baseballs? They are a true art. I read the nutrition facts for those suckers, 4 regular mallows to 1 of those monsters! Have fun & enjoy summer while it lasts!

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Here are the days events!

8am – 9am
Softball Tournaments Registration / Ogden City
Where
: Ogden City Recreation Office, 1875 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401

9am-2pm

Red Cross Blood Drive

Where: Weber State University, Swenson Gym, Ogden / South Ogden, Ogden, 3848 Harrison Boulevard, UT

9:30am – 3:30pm

Wild Things – From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404



11:30am – 12:15pm


Discovery Time – stories, music, and activities for kids 5 and younger
Where
Weber County Library – Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden UT 84401

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Service Club Mayoral Debate

Where: Ben Lomond Suites 2510 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT

6pm-7pm

DIY Herbal First Aid

Where: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W 12th Street, Ogden UT 84404

All day

Texas Hold-em at Teazers – Free Texas Hold-em Every Tue, Wed and Sunday! Multiple Tournaments and Cash Prizes.366 36th Street Ogden, UT 84405-1622 (801) 395-1517

All day

Art house cinema movies:Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden. 158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401



9:00pm – 12:00am

Heavy Metal Karaoke -every Tuesday at brewskis unleash your inner metal head and rock out to heavy metal karaoke! Brewskis 244 Historic 25th Street – Ogden, Utah 84401

******************About Today’s Blogger*******************

Chelsi Archibald is an Ogden native with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Creative Writing from Weber State University and is currently in the Master of Arts in English program. She blogs for Socialitelife.com as a weekend editor and feature writer. She is a board member for the Ogden based non-profit foundation Nurture The Creative Mind. She loves Ogden, getting involved in the community and meeting new people. She was recently appointed Co-Editor of Indie Ogden and couldn’t be more thrilled to join the team.

Monday: art films, nature and beautiful music

29 Aug



What an amazing weekend it was. Saturday i put on my prettiest dress and my giant hat and went out on an adventure in the desert with some good friends. We explored abandoned places, got a flat tire, took silly photos, got a bit dehydrated and sunburned and of course got a little target practice in. It was nice to get away for a minute and forget about everything i am obligated to do. sometimes we need little getaways , even if it is just a few hours.

I am excited to announce that the new website will be launching on the first. We hit a couple bumps at first but no one is stopping us now and we are all so very excited. I think this first week with the new indie Ogden team has been fantastic and i cant wait to see what the future holds. From here we can only go up right?

All day

Art house cinema movies:Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401



8:30am – 3:30pm


Wild Things – From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants.Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Performing Arts: Tribal Rhythm: Beginning Drums – pre register. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401 This event has reminders.

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5:15pm – 6:00pm

Health & Happiness: Restorative Yoga with Jill SjoblomEccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401 This event has reminders.

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Performing Arts: African Dance with Deja Mitchell – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401 This event has reminders.

6:30pm

PhotoShop Basics (Part 1) – The Imaging Depot, Ogden / South Ogden, Ogden, 2501 Grant Avenue, UT

7:00pm – 11:30pm

MATT THE ELECTRICAN -MATT THE ELECTRICIAN of Austin, Texas will be traveling through Ogden, Utah on his way to Alaska for his western states tour. And we are excited to have him in our fair town of Ogden, live@mojos. Also playing with him is Ogden area & Mojos stellar all-star lineup:THE OLD WORLD, BEARGROWL, WOLFHOWL, CANDID COYOTE, MARNY PROUDFIT, SHANIN BLAKE & BRAD RIZER. Begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm/6bux. – MOJOS CAFFE GALLERY, 2210 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT

Troll Hunting, and I like Cherry Garcia ice cream…If anyone wants to make an anonymous donation

28 Aug




TROOOOOLL!!!!!!
Ok, so…If you have not heard about the amazing Norwegian film “Troll Hunter” by now, shame on you.  I have been watching this film’s progression, since basic inception through to the finished product with a HUGE amount of interest over the last little while.  I mean, an amazing foreign film that I have to read subtitles, disguised as a mockumentary that, quite frankly, puts The Blair Witch Project to shame, as far as it’s innovation is concerned, and ability to really put together a fun film experience.  By the way, that is not saying anything against The Blair Witch Project, because that is one of my most favorite flicks!
Scandinavian trolls tend to be very big, hairy, stupid, and slow to act.  Any human who has the courage (and obvious stupidity), can outwit a troll, and even challenge them to mortal combat.  When christianity came to the area, the trolls developed a hatred for the church-bells, and the smell of Christians (which plays into the film very well).  They are oftentimes described as man-eaters, extremely old, very strong, ill-tempered, but slow and dim-witted.  The troll aspect of Norse mythology has always held a special place in my heart, and it is so amazing to see such a wonderful flick that actually encompasses this amazing myth.
Anyways, Troll Hunter is such a delight, and one of my most favored cinematic experiences to date.  This is coming in next to the Q&A road tour for Repo: The Genetic Opera that I was lucky enough to attend, seeing The Matrix in the theater for the first time, getting a chance to see my favorite film of all time, Brotherhood of the Wolf, on a big cinema screen, and of course seeing Episode One on the big screen, (because it was at that point that I knew that George Lucas had officially ruined everything that was important to me as a child growing up).
When I was driving up and down 25th street in Ogden last night with my BFF Justin, we were looking for the Art House Cinema 502, and realized that it definitely did not have any defining features.  We finally got my phone to do what I wanted it to do, and found the theater, right near the Artisan Grille, and we started talking with the owner / operators. and really got a great, wonderful sense that they really had it out to make a great Art House experience.  I paid my $9.50 for my ticket, a bag of popcorn, and a bottle of water (not bad, aye), and walked through the curtain, any my eyes lit up!
Inside the theater were 28 beautiful depression era theater chairs, just begging for me to sit down on each and every one of them.  The walls are brick, with old wall art, the temperature great, and overall just a beautiful setup for an art house.  I sat down and turned my attention to the screen.  While it is not a conventional screen that you would be used to seeing in your local megaplex, it is a perfect size for this quaint, intimate theater.  There were trailers for current, and upcoming films that he Art House 502 will be playing, and as the people started filtering in, (there were 7 people in the theater), I saw the diversity of patron that can find out about a great place like this.  The lights went down, and the film started, and I was a very happy kid…
The Art House has a great schedule, and a lot of great films coming up, including (these are just flicks that I am excited for), Dogtooth (a greek black comedy), The Robber (a german bank heist flick), the classic Tokyo Gore Police (do I need to say anything?), and the documentary Winnebago Man (which looks so awesome), all coming in September.  Do yourselves a favor Ogden, check them out on their Facebook page, or their website, and let’s help this amazing adventure into bringing amazing independent cinema to Ogden.  I know when my first film is done, (knock on wood that it will be this year), I will be holding the premier here.

Rock over London,
Rock on Chicago,
Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat!
NOW…For todays events.
All Day 
Art house cinema 502
Ogden’s premier art house cinema. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.  158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401
Putty Hill 4:55PM

FREE Teazers Texas Hold-Em
366 36th Street Ogden, UT 84405-1622 (801) 395-1517
Free Texas Hold-em Every Tue, Wed and Sunday!  Multiple Tournaments and Cash Prizes.
8am-9am
Softball Tournaments Registration / Ogden City
Ogden City Recreation Office, 1875 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401
Registration is open for all 2011 Ogden City Adult Softball Tournaments. Ogden City Recreation will be hosting the following tournaments in 2011: Spring Thaw (Mens) on April 22-23, Cinco de Mayo (Mens) on May 6-7, Coed Classic on June 17-18, Pioneer Men’s Classic on July 22-23, Pioneer Days Women’s Classic on July 24, Coed Class on August 19-20, Fall Classic (Mens) on September 9-10, Lindquist Open (Mens) on Sept 26 through October 1 and the Halloween Classic (Mens) on October 28-29.  For more information contact Ogden City Recreation.
3pm – 8pm 
Free Live Music on the Patio of Harley & Buck’s
3900 N Wolf Creek Drive, Eden, UT 
4pm – 7pm
“LIVE MUSIC” featuring Daren Hislop
The Oaks, On the patio!, 750 Ogden Canyon, Ogden, UT 
Daren Hislop, Singer/Songwriter, will perform for the fist time at The Oaks.  Come and enjoy a new music experience with us.
7:30pm – 10:30pm 
Dharma Sawyer

9pm-1am
The Summit Lounge in Layton (yes, it’s not Ogden, BUT it’s my friend Jackson)
918 Heritage Park Blvd. Layton, UT



As always, don’t forget today is RACE YOUR MOUSE AROUND THE ICONS DAY!!!!!  (You’re welcome)





******************About Jeff Dillon*******************
Jeff Dillon is a 31 year old graduate (with honors) from the Slytherin house, and gained his doctorate at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. He is a veteran of the battle for Endor, he was the drummer for the rock band Drive Shaft, and was a part of a secret genetics team at InGen until…”The Incident”. 

Nowadays, he spends his time as an independent filmmaker, with the Faded Sky Entertainment production company, and an avid arts advocate. You can usually find Jeff under the pseudo moniker, “Sookie” at local bars singing karaoke with his friends, and a cold PBR, (you have probably never heard of it though).  He is also a HUGE stickler for using “Times New Roman” for everything.

He enjoys his time with a really good book, horror films, indie music, pop music, corn dogs, coffee, beer, or trying to convince people that 28 Days Later is NOT a zombie film.



Saturday in ogden: Rants about How much i love you all and epic weekend adventures!

27 Aug



Gah! is it the weekend already? Wow how time flies! Its been one heck of a week full of ups and downs and emotions and laughter and intensity and oh so much water…..ya know because its been so hot. Anyway its finally the weekend and time for me to purge my mind of all the clutter of the week and unwind in the desert with friends and children and pretty dresses and lots of silly photos.

i don’t know about y’all but i am a highly emotional person. i put all of my love into Indie Ogden and taking care of my community and helping everyone i can. I am highly invested in the greater good and i want Ogden to succeed, i want my friends to succeed, i want local businesses to succeed and i want nothing, nothing in return. I do this because i love this town, i do this because i finally feel like this is my home and i do this because you all have given me so much love and hope and generosity. I am by no means perfect and everyday i strive to better myself. It’s a life long process we all must go through.

I want you to all know that if i have been neglecting you let me know, i am here for you and together we will all succeed. Let us support each other whole heatedly with out any hidden agendas. Lets us support each other for the sake of community and not to “win” at anything. We all have the potential for greatness and there is enough of Ogden to go around for us all to have the chance to express ourselves. I hope that i have inspired some of you and i am constantly inspired by you.

I am so grateful for all of the opportunities i have been given because of indie Ogden, so many things i have always dreamed of doing have come true. if i have not said THANK YOU enough i am sorry so , THANK YOU! Without all of the amazing people that are here in Ogden, none of this would be possible.

There are so many rad musicians, artists, business owners, writers, actors, film makers, visionaries, community advocates … i would love if you would share your links to your local Ogden projects so we can all network and discover and make new friends.

Commence community building now!

All day

Visual Art: Exhibit: 37th Statewide Competition and works by Theresa PaoliniEccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401 This event has reminders.



All day


Mt. Ogden 50/100k Snowbasin is proud to host the 3rd Annual Mt. Ogden 50/100k Endurance Mountain Bike Race. The bike course consists of 2 (25K) loops for the 50K and an expanded 50K course for the 100k so the racers are not completing 4 laps. Top endurance mountain bike races not only regionally but nationally will be attending and putting their strength and fortitude to the test.Snowbasin, 3925 E Snowbasin Rd, Huntsville, UT 84317 This event has reminders.

All day

Art house cinema movies: Ogden’s premier art house cinema. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.4:55PM Putty Hill, 7:00PM Caterpillar, 9:00PM Queen of the Sun, & The Troll Hunter 11:05PM.158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401

9:00am – 9:00am

Geo-Hike – Geology students from Weber State University will be leading hikes and conducting geology discussions of local terrain and surrounding Earth materials. Topics of discussion include geomorphology (how the land was formed) and lithology (what the land is made of). This hike is for everyone (kid and dog friendly) that wants to know more about our mountains. Hike begins at 9am. beus canyon

9:00am – 10:00am

Free community yoga – join us for a free beginners class. bring a mat and wear comfy clothes and open your mind to what yoga has to offer. a great way to see if yoga is right for you. borrowed earth emporium 2242 Washington Boulevard Ogden, Utah 84401



9:00am – 11:00am


Wild Edibles of Northern Utah :Dozens of wild, edible plants grow in the region of Northern Utah. Several almost certainly live in your own backyard! Join us for a walk to learn what edibles grow in our area and how to use them. This is an informational hike only, not an actual foraging excursion, so please bring your own snacks and drinks. Children ages 10+ and well-behaved dogs are welcome.



9:00am – 1:00pm

Ogden farmers market -Ogden farmers market is a place a where you can meet local farmers, talents and producers. Historic 25th street farmers market meets every Saturday morning in summer. Farmers market has been running for years and well know place for family fun activities in Ogden Utah. Our prime goal is to support local business grow, and create environment that local producers and talents successful in their business. Come to Ogden farmers market and support your local business.

10:00am – 12:00pm

“Start Smart” business start-up seminarWSU’s Small Business Development Center will offer a “Start Smart” business start-up seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, Weber State University Davis Room 117 (2750 North University Park Blvd., Layton), free, 801-626-7232 or bking1@weber.edu.

10:00am – 6:00pm

Annual Used Book and Surplus Sale – North Library Branch

1:00pm – 6:00pm

2011 City Weekly Utah Beer Festival -Salt Lake City Weekly & Buy Local First are pleased to announce the date of the 2nd Annual City Weekly Utah Beer Festival: Saturday, August 27! Once again, it will be held on the grounds of the Salt Lake City & County building in Downtown SLC from 1-6pm.Event is strictly 21+ only. Tickets for beer drinkers are now available to purchase at Smith’s Tix. $5 designated driver tickets will available to purchase soon. Salt Lake City & County Building, State Street & 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT

4:30pm-9:00pm

North Ogden music festival:A Frog Era Production in association with Kinney Music present the first annual North Ogden Music Festival featuring:Mark Malan, The Pretty Darns, Adam Smith, Mermaid Baby, Cheatwood. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and relax at the park and enjoy some great local music!Beverages and merchandise will be available for purchase along with raffle tickets.Free admission.

Barker Park2375 N Fruitland Dr.North Ogden, UT

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Royal Bliss performs at the Mt. Ogden 100k at Snowbasin -It has been nearly 13 years of bliss, Royal Bliss that is. Royal Bliss is modern rock with equal parts beauty and tragedy. The band has already been through enough to justify their own VH1Behind the Music episode complete with addiction, near death experiences, car crashes, and law suits.

6:00pm-10:00pm

Benefit for the black dog rescue project: Featuring live music by The 6:12 Express from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM, with special guest, Snickers The 2 Foot Tall Horse at 6:00 PM. (Come get your photo taken with him for a donation. Cafe mergot at 136 25th St. $5



7:00pm – 10:00pm


O Town Derby Dames Roller Derby – O-Town Vs. Salt City–O-Town Derby Dames will take on the Salt City Derby Girls of Salt Lake City Utah.Golden Spike Event Center-Exhibit Hall, 2000 N. 1200 W., Ogden, Utah 84404

7:00pm-11:00pm

Mojos show:It’s your monthly punk show at Mojos! Come check out 3 great local crews! Tainted halos, uprooted and blue moon bombers.

9:00pm-1:00am

Karaoke at teazers: Join Jackson the karaoke dude for the best karaoke EVER



10:00pm – 1:00am


The Dignitaries @ Kamikazes!!! – Kamikazes, 2408 Adams Ave., Ogden, Utah

10:00pm-1:00am

Sand trap show: Athenas score with In the deep- 2851 Washington Blvd.

Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday

26 Aug

rebecca black knows the days of the week

When I moved to Ogden, it was with the confident assumption that I’d be moving back to San Francisco within the next year or so. When I moved to Ogden, I was almost afraid to talk about my plans, because everyone I told said, “Utah? Why?” or “Utah? MORMONS!” And I would look sheepish and shrug, or swear it wouldn’t be forever, or blame it on my boyfriend, who grew up in Ogden. When I moved to Ogden, I blamed it on my boyfriend. It was all his idea, me moving to the middle of nowhere. It was only temporary! I was way, way too cool for Utah. I was SO MUCH PRETTIER than Ogden.

Almost five years later, I’m still here, and I like it. I would even venture to say I love it. I love this town, and I love the people. That same boyfriend and I, we own a house and a couple of dogs. Every once in awhile, when the news is really bad, we talk about heading north to Canada, or when it’s really bad or we’ve had a crappy day, south to Mexico. Beachcombers never have to watch CNN or worry about the economy, right?

But they also don’t get to go to karaoke night or watch art films or hit the gallery or buy art to support a worthy cause or rock out to independent artists or eat a lot of hot dogs and watch baseball while the mountains that fill up the horizon all around you turn sunset colors. The way you can tonight! Ogdenites, give thanks you live in Ogden, and check out all the excellent stuff going on tonight in the O.G. Den. We we we we we so excited!

Art House Cinema, 158 Historic 25th Street

Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.

Now showing:

4:55 Putty Hill

7:00 Caterpillar

9:00 Queen Of The Sun

11:05 Troll Hunter

8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Wildcat Block Party, Moench Mall, Stewart Bell Tower Plaza and Tracy Plaza, Weber State University

The theme of this year’s block party is “Blast Back to the ’60s,” in honor of the Shepherd Union Building’s 50th anniversary. The event will feature entertainment, music, food and contests for audiences of all ages.

A pancake breakfast at 8:15 a.m. will kick off the day’s festivities, with campus and community booths opening at 9 a.m. Scheduled activities include live music by local performers, a ’60s fashion show, Jazzercise and comedy improv groups.

At 12:30 p.m. a pep rally will be held at Tracy Plaza, featuring the WSU band, coaches and student-athletes.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Biggest Loser Justin Pope at the Wildcat Block Party, Weber State University

Join us at the Wildcat Block Party this Friday to get an autograph and picture with last season’s Biggest Loser contestant Justin Pope! Justin is from Logan, Utah and was teammates with Rulon Gardner on the show.

He will be at the Employee Wellness booth under the big white registration tent from 9:30 – 12:30 signing autographs, taking pictures, and sharing his story. Please stop by to say hello!

4 p.m. -8 p.m.

Fall Bridal Gathering at The Ogden Union Station

Attention all Northern Utah brides! If you’re searching for local wedding vendors and wedding inspiration, clear your weekend schedule and head to the Fall Bridal Gathering at Ogden’s historic Union Station.

The O-Town bridal show takes place Friday, August 26 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the bridal show, check out BridalGathering.com.

5 p.m.

Redemption Art Show, private residence, 2724 Pierce Ave.

Redemption Art, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans, prisoners and homeless people express themselves through art, is having an exhibit and fundraiser. Free admission, art for sale.

About 250 pieces of art will be on display. Sales of the art are used to buy more art supplies, or are donated to charities helping at-risk children and victims of crimes.

For more information, call 801-686-8026.

5:30 p.m.

All-ages Argentine Tango at the Golden Hours Center, 650 25th Street

Argentine tango lessons at the Golden Hours Center, newcomers of all ages welcome at any time, no partners or previous experience required. $10.

801-510-4601, http://www.wasatchtango.org

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Family Pool Party at the Swenson Gym Pool, Weber State University

The Nontraditional Student Center is sponsoring a free “Family Pool Party” in conjunction with WSU’s Blast Back to the 60’s Block Party. Parents must accompany children. Bring your own flotation device, fins, snorkels, and food. “Purple Pals” Club members receive a free beach ball! Call Nontrad at 801-626-7794 for more information if needed.

7 p.m.

Open Mic Night at Borrowed Earth Emporium, 2242 Washington Boulevard

Poetry, music, even belly dancing! Show off your talent or break free from the fear that has kept you from doing it until now, at the open mic night at Borrowed Earth Emporium. We start at 7 and go until there are no words left to speak.

Ogden Raptors vs. Missoula Osprey at Lindquist Field

Catch all of the exciting baseball action when the Ogden Raptors take on the Missoula Osprey at Lindquist Field! Ticket Price: $5-$12

7:30 p.m.

Spencer King from the Carolina Comedy Festival & Kevin Nealon Show, Wiseguys Comedy Club, 269 25th St

Spencer King is an up and coming comedy superstar. He’s just making his way across the country convincing everyone else. Spencer is incredibly honest and isn’t afraid to talk about his own issues and demons. His approach to taking on his own struggles with mental illness and his unapologetic approach to discussing things like attempted suicide and his love/hate relationship with his cat make him one of the most interesting performers you will ever see. Come and experience the journey through the mind of a manic depressive, but good hearted funny man.

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

WSU’s Foam Party, Bell Tower Plaza, Weber State University

Come get your groove on and start the school year out right! Join us at this upcoming Friday, August 26th, at the Bell Tower Plaza! There will be food, a photo Booth, airbrush tattoos, and inflatables! With special guests: DJ Marcus Wing & Balloon Artist John Cassidy.

9 p.m.

Karaoke at Lighthouse Sports Bar, 130 25th Street

Come rock out with Jackson the Karaoke Dude, the only licensed 100% legally certified Karaoke Host in the State of Utah, with one of the largest karaoke music collections in the U.S.

Spell Talk at Brewskis, 244 25th Street

Spell Talk (originally the Naked Eyes) was formed in Ogden, Utah in 2007. 2010 saw the band really establishing a name for themselves within the Salt Lake music scene and beyond—winning local music awards, playing local music festivals, radio station benefits and hitting the road on numerous short regional tours, including a stint through the South-eastern states with Imaad Wasif. Spell Talk plays blues and psychedelia-infused rock n’ roll in the vein of groups like Dead Meadow, The Black Lips and The Entrance Band.

Fabulous Fridays at Teazers, 366 36th Street

Utah’s premier nightclub night every Friday. Doors open at 9 p.m., $5 cover. DJ Licious plus karaoke in the front room. Take the free shuttle to and from |Teazers: call 801-698-6730.

 

About your blogger for today: Jen Larsen is a freelance editor and proofreader living for less in the O.G. Den. She moved to Ogden from San Francisco four years ago, and you can’t get rid of her now. She writes infrequently at jenlarsen.net, much more frequently as @jenfoo on twitter, and can be reached at jenfoo@gmail.com.

Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday

26 Aug

When I moved to Ogden, it was with the confident assumption that I’d be moving back to San Francisco within the next year or so. When I moved to Ogden, I was almost afraid to talk about my plans, because everyone I told said, “Utah? Why?” or “Utah? MORMONS!” And I would look sheepish and shrug, or swear it wouldn’t be forever, or blame it on my boyfriend, who grew up in Ogden. When I moved to Ogden, I blamed it on my boyfriend. It was all his idea, me moving to the middle of nowhere. It was only temporary! I was way, way too cool for Utah. I was SO MUCH PRETTIER than Ogden.

Almost five years later, I’m still here, and I like it. I would even venture to say I love it. I love this town, and I love the people. That same boyfriend and I, we own a house and a couple of dogs. Every once in awhile, when the news is really bad, we talk about heading north to Canada, or when it’s really bad or we’ve had a crappy day, south to Mexico. Beachcombers never have to watch CNN or worry about the economy, right?

But they also don’t get to go to karaoke night or watch art films or hit the gallery or buy art to support a worthy cause or rock out to independent artists or eat a lot of hot dogs and watch baseball while the mountains that fill up the horizon all around you turn sunset colors. The way you can tonight! Ogdenites, give thanks you live in Ogden, and check out all the excellent stuff going on tonight in the O.G. Den. We we we we we so excited!



Art House Cinema, 158 Historic 25th Street

Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.

Now showing:

4:55 Putty Hill

7:00 Caterpillar

9:00 Queen Of The Sun

11:05 Troll Hunter

8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Wildcat Block Party, Moench Mall, Stewart Bell Tower Plaza and Tracy Plaza, Weber State University

The theme of this year’s block party is “Blast Back to the ’60s,” in honor of the Shepherd Union Building’s 50th anniversary. The event will feature entertainment, music, food and contests for audiences of all ages.

A pancake breakfast at 8:15 a.m. will kick off the day’s festivities, with campus and community booths opening at 9 a.m. Scheduled activities include live music by local performers, a ’60s fashion show, Jazzercise and comedy improv groups.

At 12:30 p.m. a pep rally will be held at Tracy Plaza, featuring the WSU band, coaches and student-athletes.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Biggest Loser Justin Pope at the Wildcat Block Party, Weber State University



Join us at the Wildcat Block Party this Friday to get an autograph and picture with last season’s Biggest Loser contestant Justin Pope! Justin is from Logan, Utah and was teammates with Rulon Gardner on the show.

He will be at the Employee Wellness booth under the big white registration tent from 9:30 – 12:30 signing autographs, taking pictures, and sharing his story. Please stop by to say hello!

4 p.m. -8 p.m.

Fall Bridal Gathering at The Ogden Union Station



Attention all Northern Utah brides! If you’re searching for local wedding vendors and wedding inspiration, clear your weekend schedule and head to the Fall Bridal Gathering at Ogden’s historic Union Station.

The O-Town bridal show takes place Friday, August 26 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the bridal show, check out BridalGathering.com.

5 p.m.



Redemption Art Show, private residence, 2724 Pierce Ave.



Redemption Art, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans, prisoners and homeless people express themselves through art, is having an exhibit and fundraiser. Free admission, art for sale.

About 250 pieces of art will be on display. Sales of the art are used to buy more art supplies, or are donated to charities helping at-risk children and victims of crimes.

For more information, call 801-686-8026.

5:30 p.m.



All-ages Argentine Tango at the Golden Hours Center, 650 25th Street



Argentine tango lessons at the Golden Hours Center, newcomers of all ages welcome at any time, no partners or previous experience required. $10.

801-510-4601, http://www.wasatchtango.org

6:30pm – 8:30pm



Family Pool Party at the Swenson Gym Pool, Weber State University

The Nontraditional Student Center is sponsoring a free “Family Pool Party” in conjunction with WSU’s Blast Back to the 60’s Block Party. Parents must accompany children. Bring your own flotation device, fins, snorkels, and food. “Purple Pals” Club members receive a free beach ball! Call Nontrad at 801-626-7794 for more information if needed.

7 p.m.

Open Mic Night at Borrowed Earth Emporium, 2242 Washington Boulevard



Poetry, music, even belly dancing! Show off your talent or break free from the fear that has kept you from doing it until now, at the open mic night at Borrowed Earth Emporium. We start at 7 and go until there are no words left to speak.

Ogden Raptors vs. Missoula Osprey at Lindquist Field



Catch all of the exciting baseball action when the Ogden Raptors take on the Missoula Osprey at Lindquist Field! Ticket Price: $5-$12

7:30



Spencer King from the Carolina Comedy Festival & Kevin Nealon Show, Wiseguys Comedy Club, 269 25th St

Spencer King is an up and coming comedy superstar. He’s just making his way across the country convincing everyone else. Spencer is incredibly honest and isn’t afraid to talk about his own issues and demons. His approach to taking on his own struggles with mental illness and his unapologetic approach to discussing things like attempted suicide and his love/hate relationship with his cat make him one of the most interesting performers you will ever see. Come and experience the journey through the mind of a manic depressive, but good hearted funny man.

8:00pm – 1:00am

WSU’s Foam Party, Bell Tower Plaza, Weber State University



Come get your groove on and start the school year out right! Join us at this upcoming Friday, August 26th, at the Bell Tower Plaza! There will be food, a photo Booth, airbrush tattoos, and inflatables! With special guests: DJ Marcus Wing & Balloon Artist John Cassidy.

9 p.m.

Karaoke at Lighthouse Sports Bar, 130 25th Street



Come rock out with Jackson the Karaoke Dude, the only licensed 100% legally certified Karaoke Host in the State of Utah, with one of the largest karaoke music collections in the U.S.

Spell Talk at Brewskis, 244 25th Street



Spell Talk (originally the Naked Eyes) was formed in Ogden, Utah in 2007. 2010 saw the band really establishing a name for themselves within the Salt Lake music scene and beyond—winning local music awards, playing local music festivals, radio station benefits and hitting the road on numerous short regional tours, including a stint through the South-eastern states with Imaad Wasif. Spell Talk plays blues and psychedelia-infused rock n’ roll in the vein of groups like Dead Meadow, The Black Lips and The Entrance Band.

Fabulous Fridays at Teazers, 366 36th Street



Utah’s premier nightclub night every Friday. Doors open at 9 p.m., $5 cover. DJ Licious plus karaoke in the front room. Take the free shuttle to and from |Teazers: call 801-698-6730.

About your blogger for today: Jen Larsen is a freelance editor and proofreader living for less in the O.G. Den. She moved to Ogden from San Francisco four years ago, and you can’t get rid of her now. She writes infrequently at jenlarsen.net, much more frequently as @jenfoo on twitter, and can be reached at jenfoo@gmail.com.