Salt Lake City April Events


Bring on the warm weather! April means it's time for outdoor concerts and sporting events, and there are plenty of indoor events as well to keep Salt Lakers busy and entertained throughout the month.The list is always evolving, so check back frequently for new events.

Note: While we do our best to make sure all details are accurate, please contact the venue or visit their website before attending an event to make sure times, dates and prices are correct.

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Easter and Passover Events

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Celebrate spring's new beginnings with Easter and Passover events throughout the Salt Lake Valley and at nearby resorts.

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Earth Day and Green Events

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Show some love for Mother Earth by attending one of these great SLC Earth Day and Green events taking place throughout April and May.

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Jazz Basketball

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The Utah Jazz will be fighting for a playoff spot with a tough schedule in April:

Games are televised regionally on ROOT SPORTS (excluding some nationally televised games). ROOT SPORTS channels vary by provider - Comcast: SD - 52, HD - 693 DirecTV: SD - 684, HD - 684.1 DISH: channel varies, usually between 440-450 and 470-480 RADIO: 1280 AM KZNS/97.5 FM.

  • Wednesday, April 1 - Utah Jazz vs. Denver, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4 - Utah Jazz @ Phoenix, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 5 - Utah Jazz @ Sacramento, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8 - Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10 - Utah Jazz vs. Memphis, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11 - Utah Jazz @ Portland, 8 p.m.
  • Monday, April 13 - Utah Jazz vs. Dallas, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15 - Utah Jazz @ Houston, 6 p.m.

EnergySolutions Arena
301 West South Temple

Tickets $8-$162; see website for promotions

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The State Room

The State Room

Here's the April lineup for The State Room, one of SLC's favorite small music venues.

  • Joe Pug - Wednesday, April 1
  • TAARKA and Moonalice - Thursday, April 2
  • An Evening with Mokie - Saturday, April 4
  • Dead Winter Carpenters - Thursday, April 9
  • Bronze Radio Return - Friday, April 10
  • Rob Bell & Pete Homes: Together at Last - Thursday, April 16
  • Triggers & Slips CD Release - Saturday, April 18
  • The Brothers Comatose - Sunday, April 19
  • Two Gallants - Monday, April 20
  • Martyr Loser Kingdom featuring Saul Williams - Tuesday, April 21
  • Jeff Austin Band - Thursday, April 23
  • BoomBox - Friday, April 24
  • Wayne "The Train" Hancock - Saturday, April 25

638 South State St.

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'I Hate Hamlet' at Pioneer Memorial Theatre

Pioneer Memorial Theatre

Andrew Rally is on the top of the world. He’s a big TV star, and has just moved into a ritzy apartment in Manhattan so he can start rehearsals for his New York debut as Hamlet. There’s only one problem—he hates Hamlet—and when the ghost of John Barrymore shows up to help him prepare for the role, he’s in for the ride of his life.

March 20- April 4, 2015
7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
2 p.m. Saturday Matinees

300 S. 1400 E.

Tickets $29-$39

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The Depot

The Depot

The Depot, a live music venue in the historic Union Pacific building at The Gateway, hosts 16 shows this month:

  • Dan + Shay - Tuesday, April 2
  • George Ezra - Friday, April 3
  • Pierce Fulton - Saturday, April 4
  • Punch Brothers - Monday, April 6
  • Kiesza: The Sound of Woman Tour - Tuesday, April 7
  • North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne - Wednesday, April 8
  • Friends of The Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour - Saturday, April 11
  • Black Label Society - Friday, April 17
  • Tribal Seeds-Fortunate Youth - Monday, April 20
  • KRCL presents Lord Huron - Monday, April 20
  • Milky Chance - Tuesday, April 21
  • Jose Gonzalez - Wednesday, April 22
  • Blue October -Thursday, April 23
  • Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass and Zappa Plays Zappa - Friday, April 24
  • Dan Cummins - Saturday, April 25

13 N. 400 W.

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'Ghost The Musical' at Hale Centre Theatre

Hale Centre Theatre

This story of Sam and Molly has it all - exquisite devotion, betrayed friendship, a compelling murder mystery, comedic incantations and lastly, a love that transcends spheres. Adapted from the much loved movie, its magic will haunt you.

February 20 – April 11, 2015
Monday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinees at 12:30 and 4 p.m.

Adults $30-$33
Children $16
No children under five permitted.

3333 S. Decker Lake Dr. (2200 W.)

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Baby Animal Season Kickoff at This is the Place Heritage Park

This is the Place Heritage Park

Enjoy a visit to This is the Place Heritage Park during Baby Animal Season Kickoff. City kids will forever remember petting a lamb or holding a fluffy chick. This is the Place Heritage Park will have lots of baby animals to snuggle, nuzzle, and pet in the petting corral and the livery stable. The ponies are also waiting to take little cowboys and cowgirls for a ride.

April 2-4 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

2601 East Sunnyside Ave.

Adults: $11, Seniors 55+ and Children 3-11 $8

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'Indianapolis Jones' at the Off-Broadway Theatre

Off-Broadway Theatre

This adventure comedy follows treasure hunting Indianapolis Jones, through foreign shrines, caves and an evil temple (not on Evil Temple Square) in search of Pandora's Box. He joined by his Asian sidekick and his bumbling old father encounter Thuggees, sadistic Nazis and one gigantic rolling rock. Back by popular demand.

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, March 6-April 11, 7:30 p.m.

272 S. Main St.

Tickets $8-$16

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Ballet West: 'Aladdin' and 'Almost Tango'

Ballet West
  • 'Aladdin'- Join the Ballet West II dancers and students from the Ballet West Academy for a magical carpet ride full of romance, comedy, and adventure. April 3-5, various times. Tickets $15-$35
  • 'Almost Tango'- The program begins with George Balanchine’s joyous Square Dance then William Forsythe’s brilliantly innovative masterpiece In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. The program culminates with Almost Tango, specially re-choreographed for Ballet West. April 10-11 and 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and with 2 p.m. matinees on April 18 and 19. Tickets $29-$84.

Capitol Theatre
50 W. 200 S.
801-355-ARTS (2787), 1-888-451-ARTS (2787)

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Kingsbury Hall in April

Photo by Edgar Zuniga Jr.

Kingsbury Hall brings four shows to their stage this month.

  • Utah Ballet: Cinderella - April 3-4, 7:30 p.m. ($10-$20)
  • Broadway Across America presents Once - April 7-12, various times ($35-$80)
  • Cendrillion: University Lyrical Opera - April 24-25, 7:30 p.m. ($10-$20, under 18 free)
  • David Sedaris - April 30, 8 p.m. ($32.50-$47.50)

View the University of Utah Performing Arts calendar, including Kingsbury Hall, Libby Gardner Hall, Babcock Theatre, Studio 115 and Marriott Center for Dance

1395 E. Presidents Circle

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Utah Symphony: Daphnis & Chloe, Mozart, and Peter Pan

Courtesy Utah Symphony

The Utah Symphony presents 3 programs in April

  • 'Daphnis & Chloe': Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 8 p.m.
  • Mozart's 'Jupiter Symphony': Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 8 p.m.
  • 'Peter Pan and Other Adventures': Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Abravanel Hall
123 W. South Temple
801-355-ARTS (2787)
1-888-451-ARTS (2787)

Tickets $10-$69

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Gardening Classes

Utah Botanical Center

April is the height of gardening season, and you can find a huge variety of gardening classes this month in the Salt Lake area, at Red Butte Garden, Jordan Valley Conservation Garden Park, the Utah Botanical Center, Thanksgiving Point, and many more locations. Many of the classes are free.

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Utah Grizzles Hockey

Utah Grizzlies

The Grizzlies' have just two home games in April.

Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 vs. Alaska Aces

All games 7:05 p.m.

Maverik Center
3200 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W.)

Tickets $12-$35 plus fees; see website for details

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Free Movies

John Eder

Movie lovers can find a huge variety of free film screenings in Salt Lake City, including major Hollywood productions, experimental films, classics, kids' movies, documentaries and more. This month's highlights include The Games Maker April 4 at the The City Library and Last Days of Vietnam April 17 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

SLC Free Movies

SLC Alternative Movie Theaters

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Free Saturday Concerts at The Canyons

Visit Park City

Enjoy free live concerts Saturdays and select Fridays and Sundays at 3 p.m. at The Canyons Resort Village

  • Saturday, April 4: Dirty Revival
  • Sunday, April 12: The Breakfast Klub

No outside alcohol allowed. Food and beverages available in the Resort Village.

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Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival

Darrell Gulin

Welcome spring and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow with nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips spread throughout the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

April 10-May 9, 2015 except Sundays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi

$15 adults, $12 children & seniors

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Salt Lake Bees

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The Salt Lake Bees, minor league affiliate of the Anaheim Angels, start their home season Friday, April 17 vs. Sacramento. They also have a home stand vs. Fresno this month.

Salt Lake Bees Schedule

Spring Mobile Ballpark
77 West 1300 South

Tickets $9-$25; see website or call for promotions

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Downtown Salt Lake Winter Market

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For those of us who like to eat local, it's a little sad when Salt Lake area farmers markets and produce stands shut down at the end of October. For the past couple of years, the SLC Downtown Alliance has been filling the gap with the Downtown SLC Winter Market, which has found a permanent home in the Rio Grande Depot. The market is held every other Saturday during the winter months, November through April.

Here's this month's schedule for the Downtown Salt Lake City Winter Market:

  • Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rio Grande Depot
300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City,UT 84101

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Real Salt Lake

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Real Salt Lake continues its regular MLS season with one home games and three away games in April.

All games are on ESPN 700 radio. Most games televised on KMYU (Channel 2.2) and some games televised nationally as noted. All times MT.

  • Sunday, April 5, 3 p.m. @ San Jose Earthquake (ESPN 2)
  • Saturday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. @ Sporting KC (KMYU)
  • Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver White Caps (KMYU)
  • Saturday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. @ New England Revolution (KMYU)

Rio Tinto Stadium
9256 S. State St.
Sandy, UT

Individual Game Tickets $25-$500; see website for promotions.

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'Over the River and Through the Woods' at Hale Centre Theatre

Hale Centre Theatre

Two very loud sets of New Jersey grandparents simply adore their 29-year-old grandson. He tells them he might take a work transfer to Seattle. Would a girl make him stay? They plan a surprise set-up. It bombs - or does it?

April 17, 2015 – May 23, 2015
Monday - Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinees at 12:30 and 4 p.m.

Adults $27-$30
Children $16
No children under five permitted.

3333 S. Decker Lake Dr. (2200 W.)

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Natural History Museum of Utah Free Day

Natural History Museum of Utah

The Zoo, Arts and Parks free day at the new Natural History Museum of Utah, Monday, April 13. Advance reservations are strongly recommended for the museum's free day.

Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
10 a.m.-5 p.m., open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays

Regular admission $13 for adults, $11 for students and seniors, $9 for children, 2 and under free

Additional 2015 free days: July 13 and Oct. 12

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Wiseguys Comedy Club

Wiseguys Comedy Clubs

Wiseguys comedy clubs at Trolley Square, West Valley City and Ogden bring live comedy to Utah audiences Tuesday through Saturday. This month's special events include Steve Soelberg, Jackie Kashian, Jamie Kennedy, Key Lewis, and Marcus.

Wiseguys Trolley Square
505 S. 600 E.

Wiseguys West Valley
2194 W. 3500 S.

Wiseguys Ogden
269 Historic 25th Street in Ogden

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Barry Manilow "One Last Time" Tour

Barry Manilow

The music legend will perform at the Maverik Center with Grammy nominated special guest Dave Koz on his One Last Time! Tour.

Monday, April 20, 2015, doors open 6:30 p.m.

Maverik Center
3200 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W.)

Tickets $16.75-$126.75

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Salt Lake City Marathon

By John Foxx

Register Now for the 2015 Salt Lake City marathon, half marathon, 5K, bike tour and kids' marathon. All events will be held on Saturday, April 18.

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'Into the Hoods: A Fractured Fairy Tale' at Desert Star Playhouse

Desert Star Playhouse

'Into the Hoods: A Fractured Fairy Tale' is a riotous spin on Presidential elects, Comic-Con costumes, and the communication between parents and offspring. This musical parody combines Broadway musical theatrics with local Utah culture.

March 26 - June 6, see website for show dates and times

4861 S. State St. in Murray

Tickets $10.95-$18.95

Pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, soft drinks and desserts available during the show.

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'Cirque du Soleil - Varekai' at the Maverik Center

Cirque du Soleil

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world-a world where something is possible. A world called Varekai.

April 22-26, 2015, various times

Maverik Center
3200 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W.)

Tickets $24-$100

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