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All summer long, Monday through Saturday, the outdoor Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St. (tel. 801/629-8311; www.ocae.org), hosts free and paid events, including movies, community theater, open-mic nights, and concerts. Events at the historic Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. (tel. 801/395-3200; www.peerysegyptiantheater.com), include ballet and organ performances. During the school year, Weber State University's Department of Performing Arts (tel. 801/626-6437; departments.weber.edu/performingarts) presents regular live entertainment at various venues; call tel. 800/978-8457 for tickets or check the website for a schedule.

For classical offerings, contact the Ogden Symphony and Ballet, 638 E. 26th St. (tel. 801/399-9214; www.symphonyballet.org), which presents a variety of performances, ranging from solo violin recitals and pops concerts to ballets such as The Nutcracker, at various venues.

The Golden Spike Events Center, 1000 N. 1200 West (tel. 801/399-8798; www.goldenspikeeventcenter.com), has surround seating for more than 6,000 people and hosts concerts, rodeos, horse races, demolition derbies, circuses, auctions, and other special events. Call for current events. If you're lucky, you might get to see a chariot race -- remember Ben Hur? -- or a monster truck rally.

For after-hours entertainment, the City Club, 264 25th St. (tel. 801/392-4447; www.thecityclubonline.net), offers good eats and walls plastered with Beatles memorabilia, while Brewski's, 244 25th St. (tel. 801/394-1713; www.brewskisonline.net), features lots of local bands and rock'n' roll. You can catch live comedy at Wiseguys Comedy Cafe, 269 25th St. (tel. 801/622-5588; www.wiseguyscomedy.com), with shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Diamond Lounge, 2510 Washington Blvd. at Hotel Ben Lomond (tel. 801/627-1900), is a dueling piano bar.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.