Events for Kids and Family

Author Signing with Emily Butler

Fans of Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan will treasure this timeless tale about a magnificent adventure to the North Pole and the even more astounding feat of true friendship. A perfect story for animal and adventure lovers alike, wonderfully illustrated by Jennifer Thermes! Freya has always craved--and feared--adventure. Traipsing all over the world is simply not what dignified rockhopper penguins do. But when she hears about Captain Salomon August Andrée's hot-air balloon expedition to the North Pole, Freya packs her copy of Hints to Lady Travellers and hops on board. Only moments after leaving land, Freya discovers a fellow stowaway! Meet Zoose, the scrappy, uncouth mouse whose endless wisecracks and despicable manners make him a less-than-ideal travel companion. When the hot-air balloon is forced to land in the Arctic, these polar opposites must learn how to get along. Their very survival depends on it. We're proud to welcome debut author Emily Butler to The Printed Garden to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of her new middle grade novel, Freya & Zoose. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

"Framed" A solo performance by Danielle Agami and presented by Repertory Dance Theater

"Framed" a solo performance by Danielle Agami is presented by Repertory Dance Theater.  Framed is an intimate look into womanhood as experienced and understood by the ever-sensitive and insightful Danielle Agami. Growing up, Agami was surrounded by special female role models, especially her mother as the center of the household. As with so many Israeli woman, her mother’s strength and presence set the tone, color, and atmosphere every day. Yet below those strengths a fragility and ceaseless drive for perfection also thrived. In the solo performance, Agami unravels her experience as a woman as she hosts a curious, expecting audience. She wonders about the mission of hosting, asking herself "What is expected for me to provide?" The work is full of humor and honesty coupled with Agami's unforgettable physicality.

2019 Chocolate & Cheese Festival

On March 30th and 31st from 10 am to 5 pm, the Natural History Museum of Utah will be hosting its annual Chocolate & Cheese Festival. The festival will feature Utah's best local producers and purveyors of chocolate and cheese for a two-day food market extravaganza. Regular Museum admission will be required to attend the food market, so stick around and explore the Museum's many fascinating exhibits while the chocolate and cheese digest! Museum admission is free for University of Utah students, faculty, and staff with a valid U-Card. A number of workshops involving chocolate and/or cheese will also be offered for additional fees.

A full list of vendors and workshops can be found on the festival's web page at: .

Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit in Utah. Step out onto the site where history was made and enjoy a celebratory and commemorative experience, including special reenactment performances, unique souvenirs, live music, and food. Spend the day at the Golden Spike National Historic Site or explore beyond the park, traveling to the nearby Chinese Arch, Spiral Jetty, and Rock Ship Graveyard. To learn more about the Spike 150 anniversary celebration and Golden Spike events planned across the state throughout 2019, visit

Derek Hough Live

Live at the Eccles presents Derek Hough Live! Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. From the EMMY® award winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. Creative team and two-time EMMY® winners, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, also known as NappyTabs (Jennifer Lopez: All I Have Residency; Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour; GRAMMYs® creative direction), will co-create, direct and supervise choreography for the tour.