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.
Back of Beyond Books will host authors Pam Houston and Ginger Gaffney at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Both authors will read from their memoirs.
The public is invited to tour the nearly-ready-for–a-grand-reopening Moab Museum from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.
The third installment of the free SyFy Movie Night features the classic film, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. This from IMDb: “A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.” Hmmm, just in time for tourist season.
“War of the Worlds” was popular with folks who attended the first Free SyFy Movie night held Feb. 7 at the MARC and Friday’s Feb. 14 flick will be “Fire Maidens of Outer Space.” Here’s the plot – which is perfect for this Valentine’s Day: A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group’s story, as well as the moon’s dangers, according to IMDb.
Get your music on at 6 p.m. Friday when the Atomic Grill & Lounge hosts a free concert featuring The Senators, an indie band out of Arizona. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
The Moab Music Festival’s annual Winterlude 2020 Concert and Student Showcase has arrived. Following a week of intensive workshops, students from the Grand County public school strings and chorus programs, Beacon Strings, and Student Chamber Ensemble will join Moab Music Festival artists in a performance at Star Hall, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.
Arches Ultra is Moab’s newest trail race, and it travels along the border of Arches National Park, using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike trail systems. The trails are smooth and easy at points, technical slickrock at others, and there’s even some sand to shake things up. Winter is a great time to be in Moab running, and we’ve chosen a lower elevation run, that will give you views of the towering Moab cliffs, Arches National Park, and the snow covered La Sals, Jan. 25, Saturday.
Films, balloons and a rodeo queen contest are among numerous events in the coming days.
Indoor activities dominate the community calendar in January, with a number of events planned for the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, as well as the Grand County Library. Here’s a look at the week ahead:
Dec. 19, Thursday: Learn to make gingerbread houses from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the MARC. Register at [email protected] or call 435-259-6272.
Indoor activities dot the calendar in December. The week begins Dec. 12 with a wreath-making class from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Learn how to make a wreath with locally harvested evergreen. Call 435-259-6272 for more information.