A four-day event studded in glitz and glamour, the Royal Court of The Golden Spike Empire, along with Emperor & Empress XXXVIII (the numerals are for security reasons) Drake & Angela, presents CORONATION XXXVIX: A Journey from Dark to Light, a black and white affair (again a security measure). Apparently, if you are not in the know, you can be in-town or out, so plan at your leisure.
22thursday — RCGSE Coronation
Times and venues vary, through May 26. Tickets $15-40 per show or $70 weekend package, rcgse.org
Two of the hottest clubs (since there is a plethora) in Utah are working the weekends for your pleasure. Both are studded with glitz, glamour and, in some instances, a stuffed sock … yes, I am talking about you Dustin.
2friday — Drag Show: The Ladies of Marmalade
Club JAM, 751 N. 300 West, 11:30pm. For more info visit jamslc.com
17saturday — Underwear Night
Club Try-Angles, 251 W. 900 South, 10pm. For more info visit clubtry-angles.com
It is the month of Mother’s Day, so why not take your sweet loving birth canal to a show in remembrance of her complete ag0ny, to this day, of your acceptance into this world. You also may try a show that includes Satan (because we all want to be a slayer like Alyssa Milano), or … and this is an “advisory,” check out Pioneer Theatre Company’s final show of the season, in which it is as satisfying as nipple-play.
1thursday — Motherhood Out Loud (Pygmalion Productions)
Black Box Theater, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through May 17. Tickets $20, arttix.org
— The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Wasatch Theatre Co.)
Studio Theater, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through May 17. Tickets $15, arttix.org
9friday — Sweet Charity (Pioneer Theatre Co.)
Pioneer Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East, UofU, times vary, through May 24. Tickets $38-64, pioneertheatre.org
23friday — Beowulf (Meat & Potato Theatre Co.)
Studio Theater, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through June 8. Tickets $20, arttix.org
27tuesday — Memphis The Musical (Broadway Across America)
Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, times vary, through June 1. Tickets $32.50-55, arttix.org
A century, or more, of expressionism and exclusion.
3saturday — And the Banned Played On
Jeanne Wagner Theater, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 8pm. Tickets $25, arttix.org
29thursday — Art is 100 Gala
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Dr., UofU, 6pm. Tickets $200, umfa.utah.edu
The Utah Symphony celebrates the music of the Baby Boomer generation, such as The Beatles and Sonny Bono … really, they pick that tree-hugger over Cher?!!? Also, Morrissey is in town, who was born in ‘59 … which begs the question, is he really … gay-like?
2friday — The Beat Goes On: Music of the Baby Boomers
Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 8pm through May 3. Tickets $29-85, arttix.org
16friday — Morrissey
Kingsbury Hall, 136 Presidents Circle, U0fU, 8pm. Tickets $68-310, eventticketcenter.com
Spoiler alert: You don’t see him being mummy-bagged like in Brokeback Mountain or see his smooth bottom like in Love and Other Drugs, but screw it, he’s an Oscar-winning movie star, and he is cute as — less the egotistical “selfies” — Grady Sizemore of the the Boston Red Sox.
2friday — Enemy
Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City, times vary through May 4. Tickets $7, parkcityfilmseries.com