The Ogden Arts Festival returns for its fifth year this weekend. Among the planned events are “Best of Foursite,” screenings of award-winning short works from previous Foursite Film Festivals.
“Best of Foursite” will also feature the premiere of “The Up Beat,” a documentary about Utah’s ska music scene. The movie boasts interviews with music legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, as well as members of the now-defunct local bands Swim Herschel Swim, Stretch Armstrong and Logan’s Model Citizen. Speaking of that latter band, the interview subjects include its former manager, a small-time concert promoter named … ahem … Jeff Vice.
“The Up Beat” screens Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. The screening will also include a musical performance by Utah County act the Upstarts.
Most Ogden Arts Festival events are free, though tickets for the Saturday screening are $2. Call (801) 633-7253 for more information about the arts festival or (801) 621-0616 for “Best of Foursite” information.