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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, May 1-7

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, May 1-7

“Star Wars”-inspired art, Labeled Fest returns, and four guys doing improv comedy.

(Faris Gerard | Utah Arts Alliance) A cosplayer in a stormtrooper get-up poses by a crochet version of an AT-AT walker at the Urban Arts Gallery’s annual “Star Wars” art exhibition. This year’s version launches with a reception on May 4, 2022, at the gallery, at 116 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, in The Gateway shopping center.

May 4

The Force of art at The Gateway

Wednesday is International Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth Be With You”), and the Urban Arts Gallery (in The Gateway, at 116 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City) is opening of its annual art exhibition inspired by George Lucas’s space opera. This year’s theme is “Heroes and Villains,” and features fan art by local artists celebrating “Star Wars” and other franchises. The reception is Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and features snacks (including “the infamous blue milk”), and a cosplay contest (register by 6:30 p.m. if you want to enter). The event is free; the exhibition continues through May 29.

May 5-7

Talking mental health, without the stigma

Labeled Fest, an event aimed at ending the stigma around mental health, is set for Thursday through Saturday at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City. The event features films, multimedia, storytelling, live performance and technology — all aimed at “providing a welcoming place for people with hidden disabilities in mental health,” said the event’s founder, Brian Higgins. The event runs 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, with tickets available at

May 5

Lots of laughs, no script

Some of the stars of the improv comedy world will assemble Thursday at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City, for “Whose Live Anyway?” The touring show features regulars from the long-running TV series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”: Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray (Bill’s younger brother). The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $60, and are available at