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    Johnny Rawls will play five free admission concerts in five nights at five separate venues starting Friday. Courtesy photo

    Blues artist Johnny Rawls, perennial Moab favorite, returns for a five-night concert series: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13 -14 at Woody’s Tavern; 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at Eddie McStiffs Restaurant; Monday, 7 p.m. March 16 at the Blu Pig; and 6 p.m. at the Atomic Lounge for Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17.

    Rawls is a soul blues legend. In fact, the term “soul blues” was invented to describe his music. With a career spanning more than 50 years, he’s done a lot. He’s an internationally recognized recording artist, music producer, and songwriter who tours extensively throughout North America and overseas. Free admission at all venues.

    Here’s what else is on tap for the week ahead:

    March 14, Saturday: Gallery Moab Grand Reopening, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McStiff’s Plaza, 59 South Main Street. 

    March 14, Saturday: Second Saturday Swing, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. $5 suggested donation.

    March 16, Monday: Permaculture workshop: Building Community and Enhancing Watershed Resilience Through Permaculture, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grand County Library’s large meeting room. 

    March 18, Wednesday: Moab Speaks, 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, 330 South Main Street. Learn how to improve your public speaking and leadership skills.

    March 18, Wednesday: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the historic building between City Hall and the Center Street Gym. 

    March 18, Wednesday: Moab Poets and Writers, 6 p.m. at the Grand County Library. 

    March 19, Thursday: Community lunch at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 250 Kane Creek Blvd. Free soup and bread. Donations support the church’s community food pantry.

    March 19, Thursday: Media Hive and Mingle, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Parlor inside Moab Garage Co., 78 N. Main Street. “Want to work in film or production? Interested in connecting with other media professionals? Come schmooze with us,” organizers say. 

    March 19, Thursday: “The Peanut Butter Falcon” is showing for free in the large meeting room at 6 p.m. at the Grand County Library. Meet Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of becoming a pro wrestler. He sets out on a wild, life-changing adventure teaming up with Tyler, a small-time crook, and Eleanor, a kind-hearted nursing home employee. PG-13.

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