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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, August 28-September 3

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, August 28-September 3

The Killers play at The Viv, the Chili Affair returns, and RSL looks to win one at Rio Tinto Stadium.

(Courtesy of Rob Loud) Brandon Flowers, right, and guitarist Ted Sablay of The Killers — seen here in a 2018 performance at Vivint Smart Home Arena — are scheduled to return to The Viv on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.

August 30

The Killers, back in Utah

The alt-rock band The Killers started in Las Vegas, but Utah has always claimed them as their own because of lead vocalist Brandon Flowers’ upbringing in Nephi, Utah. That Utah childhood was the inspiration for the songs on the band’s folk-tinged 2021 album “Pressure Machine.” The Killers return to Utah, for a show Tuesday, August 30, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Johnny Marr, legendary guitarist for The Smiths, is the opening act. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at

August 31

Serving chili, for a good cause

After going virtual for the last couple years because of COVID-19, the Great Salt Lake Chili Affair is back and in person this year, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. The Road Home has hosted the event since 1986, to support the organization’s programs and services to help people step out of homelessness. For more information, and to buy tickets or sponsorships, go to

August 31

How strong is ‘The Fortress’?

Real Salt Lake fans like to call their home pitch, Rio Tinto Stadium, as “The Fortress,” an intimidating place for other teams to visit. But the RioT hasn’t been that mighty of late. RSL hasn’t won there since July 17, and since then has tallied two losses and two draws. The team hopes to turn those fortunes around with a rare Wednesday night game on Aug. 31, facing Minnesota United. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at