The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission kicks off its film-making event at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Filmmakers will get a genre chosen at random, as well as a prop and mystery line of dialogue. At the sound of the whistle participants will have 49 hours to turn in their completed film.
The event concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, but not before the free Moab Showdown Premiere takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, where the community is invited to Star Hall for screenings and to participate in voting for the audience award.
Here’s what else is on tap for the week ahead:
Thursday, Nov. 7: Moab Information Center lecture: Antonio Savarese – Community Artist in the Parks, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on the corner of Center and Main. The Community Artist in the Parks program was created in 2009 as a way to highlight the connection between local artists and the landscapes contained within Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Join Savarese as he looks back on his many experiences interacting with the visitors to national parks in southeast Utah. This evening is sure to be a celebration of his very successful artist season, organizers say.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Moab Art Walk, 5 p.m. to 8 pm.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Red Rock Soiree presented by the Moab Healthcare Foundation, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Hoodoo Moab.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Junior rodeo at Old Spanish Trail Arena. Sponsored by the Moab Riding Club. Call 435-259-1311. The event begins at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9: CANCELED: Skate Day at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, $5 skate rental, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 9: Full Circle Intertribal Center feast and fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East. Suggested donation of $8 a plate.
Sunday, Nov. 10: Back of Beyond Books invites the public to its Customer Appreciation Goes Solar Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 83 North Main Street. The book store has gone solar and attendees are encouraged to dress up in their “favorite sun-inspired” costume. Hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and gift carts. Regular stock will be discounted 20 percent.
Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day celebration at 9 a.m. at HMK Elementary. Veterans in attendance will be recognized by name.
Monday, Nov. 11: National Park Service fee free day.