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2021 Untamed pops! at the Ogden Amphitheater.

Dean Arms, Special for the Standard Examiner


Families relax on the grass for live tunes on the first Blues, Brews & BBQ for the season on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Dean Arms, Special for the Standard Examiner

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Queering the Archives / I Matter begins

Crafts, food and dredges gather for the LGBTQ + community and its allies on Friday at Ogden’s Union Station. The Queering the Archives / I Matter event, created by the head of special collections at Weber State University Sarah Langsden and her son Sammy, is an invitation for strange people in the Ogden area to become part of local history. The lack of information about the queer community in the Ogden area inspired Langston to start Queering the Archives to document stories, photos and memories of people in the LGBTQ + community. Attendees of Friday’s event can learn more about the project and how to get involved. Other planned activities include the I Matter exhibition of photographs, artwork and a written word from LGBTQ + youth in Weber and Davis counties. The Myra Powell Art Gallery at Union Station will include a Rainbow Letters exhibition showing people’s answers to what it’s like to be a member of the LGBTQ + community in Northern Utah.

Friday, June 24, 4-19 p.m., Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, free, weberqueerarchives.org and imatter.org

Untamed POPS!

The Ogden Chamber Orchestra returns with its community favorite Untamed POPS! At the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday. This year’s free concert will include patriotic tunes, music by The Beatles, Gloria Estefan, The Eagles, John Williams, your favorite movies and more. Student musicians from Imagine Music will make special guest appearances during the concert. Attendees can enjoy a picnic with a blanket during the concert with great dishes from one of the food trucks. Chairs are also allowed on the grassy hill inside the amphitheater with a beautiful view of the stage and the surrounding architecture and the Ogden Mountains. The Ogden Chamber Orchestra, founded and conducted by Dr. Michael Palumbo, an honorary professor at Weber State University, consists of over 60 professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians from the Wasac Front. The Chief Operating Officer regularly brings high-quality, cheap orchestra concerts to downtown Ogden.

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., Ogden Amphitheater, 343 East 25th Street, free, chamberorchestraogden.org

2nd year Ogden Can Fest

Local infusions, live music and games return to the amphitheater of Ogden’s Own Distillery for the second annual Ogden Can Fest on Saturday. Along with Salt Lake City Weekly, Ogden’s Own Distillery and Five Wives Vodka are hosting a five-hour extravaganza celebrating Ogden’s beverage and food scene, featuring local adult beverage producers: Rooster’s Brewery, UTOG, Ogden River Brewing Company, Talisman , Cerveza Zolupe’x Own distillery. Gather with the Ogden community, enjoy live music and welcome these canned products grown in Ogden.

Saturday, June 25, 5-22 p.m., Ogden’s Own Distillery, 615 West Stockman Way, $ 10 ($ 7 pre-sale), cityweeklystore.com

Blues, breweries and barbecues

Snowbasin Resort’s hugely popular Blues, Brews and BBQ series returned last Sunday with blues rock Chris Lager and continues with Diggin ‘Dirt West Coast funk this week with SLC funk band Cam Gallagher and The Tasty Soul. A great line-up of tour groups awaits music and beer lovers every Sunday in July; Dogs and children on leashes are welcome at these outdoor concerts, where attendees can bring blankets, chairs and umbrellas to sit on the plush lawn, and dancers of all ages love to sink their feet into the sandbox in front of the stage. Cocktails and local drinks are available in the courtyard to wash barbecue-style food from Earl’s Lodge. While there, friends and family can also explore the hiking trails, take the gondola lift or head to the Wildflower Mini Golf Course and children’s playground.

Sunday, June 26, 12-17 p.m., Snowbasin Resort, 3925 East Snowbasin Road, Huntsville, $ 10, shop.snowbasin.com/s/summer-activities


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