Join us for an evening of revelry in all things Star Wars! The event is FREE, but a ticket is required so we can make it a great experience for everyone.To ensure your space in the galaxy, please register online: https://viridian.ticketbud.com/may-the-4th.
What’s happening—performance by KFaceTV, Costume Contest, Lip Sync Battle, Sabre Training, photo opportunities, professional costume groups, prizes, vendors, refreshments and more! Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Find a sitter and leave the kids home and enjoy this Adult Only event and "may the fourth be with you!"
Tuesday evenings are set aside for FREE educational classes to all members of the community. Check the Viridian Center Calendar for the most updated details and class descriptions.
This free concert at the library's Viridian Event Center is presented in partnership with Excellence in the Community which features high quality, local artists on the second Saturday of each month.
Saturday, May 9, 7:00 pm
Utah Opera Resident Artists
Once Upon a Time Concert
Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for singers and pianists provides an integral step between graduate studies and a career. Participants spend nine months with Utah Opera developing professional skills through mainstage performances with Utah Opera and Utah Symphony, coachings, workshops, and masterclass sessions. Resident Artists also travel throughout the state to perform in-school presentations and teach students about the art of opera.
Upcoming Excellence in the Community Concerts:
NOTE: June-August concerts are outdoors (weather permitting) and begin at 8:00 PM
Join Asha Dornfest, creator of the award-winning ParentHacks.com, as she shares MacGyver-like brilliance from her new book, PARENT HACKS: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids. What’s a parent hack? It can be as simple as putting the ketchup under the hot dog—minimizing the mess. Strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim her fingernails. Or arranging your to-do list by the amount of time each task will take. Dornfest will share practical tips and inspirational lessons for simplifying family life.
The King's English Bookshop will be on hand to sell the book.
Utah Film Circuit: West Jordan is an initiative of the Utah Film Center and the Viridian Event Center. Join us for this monthly screening series that features the best dramatic and documentary films from around the world.
Directed by Jennifer Peedom
96 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
The Utah Film Center and The Viridian Event Center present: SHERPA
A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000 ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of co-operation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults–even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred? Determined to explore what was going on, the filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6.45 am on April 18, 2014, a 14 million ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. Sherpa tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.
Winner: Best Documentary—2015 BFI London Film Festival; Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival
Upcoming Utah Film Circuit Screenings
Tumbleweeds is an initiative of the Utah Film Center hosted by the Viridian Event Center. On the 3rd Saturday of each month, we'll feature independent and international films picked for families and people of all ages.
Upcoming Tumbleweeds Screenings
‘Spring into Books’ is an annual event for the whole family sponsored by the West Jordan Arts Council, Salt Lake County Library Services, and the League of Utah Writers; in correlation with The West Jordan School District. This event is to help gain a better love of reading, writing, and illustrating. The event features FREE writing and illustration presentation by award winning authors and illustrators, book readings featuring local authors, a superhero children’s carnival, and a book signing where you can meet and greet local authors. We invite all ages to come and have fun celebrating BOOKS! There will be snacks, games and prizes for the kids. So come and ‘Spring into Books’! And the best part – IT’S FREE! Bring the whole family!