Weekend Express: Utah’s activity planning guide
Published: October 13, 2012 05:26PM
Updated: October 13, 2012 05:27PM
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Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Grunt the King Vulture delights during a bird show at Tracy Aviary's Halloween Hoot last year. The 2012 version is running this month.

We’re here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit nowsaltlake.com.

Tractor Show and Run

About 15 tractors owned by members of the Great Basin Antique Machinery Branch 95 will be on display and parade Saturday in West Haven. Tractors and revelers can meet at 7:30 a.m. at Moore’s Family Restaurant, 2490 S. 1900 West. The tractor run will begin at 9 a.m. and proceed through West Haven. For more information, call Robert Brimhall at 801-392-3018.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Where • Moore’s Family Restaurant, 2490 S. 1900 West in West Haven and then through town

Tickets • Free

Charley Hafen’s Artist Gallery Stroll - Sandy Fullmer

Charley Hafen Jewelers - Gallery will feature the paintings of Sandy Fullmer.

When • Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery, 1409 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Cevan LeSieur — Author

Author Cevan LeSieur will discuss his new book on the historic homes of Salt Lake City’s Avenues entitled the “Avenues of Salt Lake City.”

When • Friday, Oct. 12

Where • Utah State Archives, 346 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Monsters, Movies & the Dude - Blain Hefner

Artist Blain Hefner will hold his Monsters, Movies & the Dude art exhibit. There will be a reception on Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m. Visit www.slcjcc.org for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where • IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • bit.ly/TQ46JD

The Veteran: An Offering of Reverence & Respect

Special Collections honors Utah’s veterans in the gallery of the fourth floor atrium of the Marriott Library as part of a library-wide exhibition. Members of the Marriott Library and University of Utah communities commemorate veterans and current service members by contributing personal portraits to the exhibition. These portraits include photographs of those serving in World War I, Vietnam, and Iraq, among other military engagements. On loan from Fort Douglas is the original wheel and bell from the USS Utah, which now rests at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. In addition to ephemera such as posters of the USS Utah and the USS Salt Lake City, the exhibit features photographs from Fort Douglas, Hill Air Force Base, and the USS Salt Lake City - all of which serve to celebrate and document the lives of Utah’s servicemen and women.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Freebookartsprogram.org

Movable Books: Selections from the Rare Book Collections

The Movable Book Society, the J. Willard Marriott Library Book Arts Program, the Salt Lake Library, and the Utah Humanities Council are bringing pop-ups to Utah. Visit www.lib.utah.edu/collections/book-arts/book-arts-2012-calendar.php for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Breakfast with a Witch

Jump on your broom and bring your little witches and warlocks to “Breakfast with a Witch” at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village. The price is only $11 for regular seating and $13 for VIP seating. Book your tickets online at www.gardnervillagetix.com. Call 801-566-0917 for more information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Where • Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets • $11; $13 for VIP seating;www.gardnervillagetix.com

Poinsettia Fundraiser

People With AIDS Coalition of Utah will offer a poinsettia sale for the holidays. The poinsettias (plant and pot) average 15-19 inches tall and 15 inches wide, and are set in a 6-inch pot with a satin pot cover. Poinsettias need to be pre-ordered by Nov. 15, 2012. Call 801-484-2205 to order. Visit pwacu.org/NewsServer/articles/s0009.html for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m.

Where • People With AIDS Coalition of Utah, 358 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; $75 for eight plants;

Fall Boutique

The Fall Boutique will be held at the Kearns Senior Center. There will be handmade jewelry, afgans, and leather goods.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where • Eddie P. Mayne Kearns Senior Center, 4851 W. 4715 South, Kearns

Tickets • Free

Women & Girls Lead Writing Project

SLCC Community Writing Center has created a community writing opportunity addressing the challenges and opportunities women face in the 21st century. Writing workshops will be held with the goal of encouraging people of different age, economic, ethnic, gender and orientation backgrounds to think and write about the topic.

Submit poetry, essay, letter to public official or testimonial of 500-1,000 words to the SLCC Community Writing Center through Jan. 30, 2013, at cwc@slcc.edu. Visit slcc.edu/cwc/upcoming-events.aspx for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m.

Where • Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Utah Humanities Book Festival

The 15th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival takes place during Oct., National Book Month, throughout the state. Visit www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm to find events. For more information: Contact Michael McLane at 801-359-9670 x104 or McLane@utahhumanities.org.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Where • The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Freewww.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm

Costume Sale

Weber State University Department of the Performing Arts will hold a costume sale in the Lair of the Shepherd Union Building. The sale will include clothing, vintage clothing, costumes, fabric, wigs, hats, some accessories, and other items. Proceeds go to support and maintain the costume studio. Nothing over $20. For more information contact Jean Louise England, Costume Studio Manager, 801-626-7768 or jeanengland@weber.edu.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where • Weber State University - Shepherd Union Ballroom, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

The IRC in Salt Lake City’s Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is hosting its annual Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive. Give refugees a warm welcome to Salt Lake City by donating new or gently used coats, jackets, scarves, mittens/gloves, sweaters, hats, boots and snow pants. Contact Sarah Callicutt at 801-883-8457 for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.

Where • International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, 221 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Assistance League’s Make a Difference Day

Gather up those children’s books you no longer use and help encourage children to read by participating in Assistance League’s “Make A Difference Day.” Donate gently used children’s books that will be distributed throughout the Salt Lake area to child-based organizations. Donations will be accepted at Assistance League Thrift Shop.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Assistance League of Salt Lake City, 2090 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Barnyard Boo

Barnyard Boo offers less-spooky activities for younger goblins. With admission to Farm Country guests can participate in all the activities including: pony and wagon rides, face painting, boo bowling, and spider toss, harry horseshoes, boo-tacular obstacle course, and more. Visit thanksgivingpoint.org/calendar/events/halloween_central/barnyardboo.html for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Where • Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets • $5; *

Da Vinci: the Genius

The Leonardo will celebrate one of the most revered and dynamic minds of all time, Leonardo di Vinci. With over 200 pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions, the exhibition offers an unmatched look inside the mind of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Visit www.theleonardo.org/ecommerce/visit/tickets for tickets.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 south, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $17.50-$19.50; $10.50 for members;www.theleonardo.org/ecommerce/visit/tickets

Fittest State Festival

The Fittest State Festival will feature hundreds of exhibitors sharing the latest in health and fitness products and informational sessions on how to achieve a more active lifestyle. The festival is part of the Utah Marathon. Visit www.utahmarathon.com for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Where • Sheraton City Center, 150 W. 500 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; Free;

Boots, Bandanas and Saddles

David Jones, oil painter, Sherry Meidell, watercolorist, and Lawrence Adkinson, sculptor, will present their art with a Western flair. Visit www.localcolorsart.com for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Where • Local Colors, 1054 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Battleground States

Battleground States brings together local, national, and international artists who engage with the discourse of visual culture and gender studies. Through video, sculpture, installation, and photography, these artworks explore ideas of how figuration, the body and identity intertwine. The exhibit runs Oct. 5 to Jan. 5. Visit utahmoca.org/exhibitions/upcoming/battleground-states for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Pilar Pobil & Willamarie, Angelo Maggi and Jeffrey Hale

Pilar Pobil & Willamarie along with their amico, Italian artist, Angelo Maggi will be showing their latest works at UTah Artist Hands and introducing Jeffrey Hale as the newest member of the UTah Artist Hands artists’ family.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 12 p.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • UTah Artist Hands, 61 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Bad Dog Arts

Now is the time to register your 5- to 13-year olds for Bad Dog’s Fall Art Classes. Bad Dog Arts is well known for unleashing creativity, building self-esteem, and developing positive life skills like teamwork and critical thinking. Visit baddogarts.org/dogcalregfall12kids.html for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Bad Dog Arts, 824 S. 400 West #B129, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Prices vary for each class;

Wasatch Hollow Festival

Take part in this neighborhood festival and learn about exciting plans for the Wasatch Hollow area. Tours of the open space parcels will be given and attendees of all ages will be able to provide feedback about proposed amenities.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 3:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Where • Wasatch Hollow, 1700 S. 1650 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Friday Fun for Kids

Children ages 3-8 are invited to a special storytime featuring the books of Babar. A fun activity and snack are included. Registration and a $5 fee are required. Call 801-484-9100 to register.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

Where • The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5;

International Choral Academy

The Salt Lake Choral Artists will sponsor their International Choral Academy and is intended for students of all levels and interests. Courses include conducting, musicianship, group voice, and choral literature, all taught by qualified instructors and approved for lane change and re-licensure credit for teachers. Registration available online at www.saltlakechoralartists.org/ica.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Choral Artists Building, 700 N. 200 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Fees range for classes;

Magic Tree House Book Club

Travel with Jack and Annie to the decks of the Titanic in “Tonight on the Titanic.” Set sail for fun as we talk about the book, learn cool facts, and do fun activities. No registration required. For children ages 7 and up.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

Where • Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free

Movement - Art by Sonya Dinsdale

Sonya Dinsdale’s recent abstract works speak through the movement of paint, chalk, paper and fabric.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.

Where • Tin Angel Cafe, 365 W. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; Free ;

Slice of Hope Fundraiser

Park City Pizza Company is helping raise funds for breast cancer research by donating 25 percent of its sales during its Princess Party for the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle. Visit www.facebook.com/parkcitypizzacompany or parkcitypizzaco.com for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Where • Park City Pizza Company, 1612 Ute Blvd. #111, Park City

Pamela J. Atkinson Foundation Fundraiser

Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery will host a show with 20 artists that will benefit the Pamela J. Atkinson Foundation in the Millcreek area.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Where • Evergreen Framing, 3295 S. 2000 East, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Ride to a Witch

Take a wagon ride on the wackiest witch adventure ever. The Witch will take you on a journey to her enchanted sanctuary at Cricket Hollow Swamp and delight you with stories, magic and maybe even cast a spell or two. First come, first driven. Visit gardnervillage.com/index.php?ID=769 for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.

Where • Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets • $5;

Witches Night Out

Ladies join your fellow sister witches for the 11th year of Witches’ Night Out. Plan now to wear your most elaborate, crazy, fun, whimsical witch’s hat or witch’s costume. Also enjoy an emcee, dancing, music, food booths and more. Visit bit.ly/RpknhT for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where • Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets • Freebit.ly/RpknhT

N.D. Wilson ­— Author

Middle-grade novelist N.D. Wilson, author of the renowned “100 Cupboards” series, will sign his thrilling new adventure, “The Drowned Vault,” book two in the Ashtown Burials Series. Visit kingsenglish.indiebound.com/event/nd-wilson-drowned-vault for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

Where • The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Italian Ancestry: Finding Your Family Roots

The Family History Library will present noted Italian genealogist Ruth Lapioli Merriman. For more information contact Frank Ferrante at fbferrante@aol.com.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Where • LDS Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Feaste!

The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts will present “Feaste!” which will recreate a Renaissance-style event complete with a three-course meal, competition scenes, dances and madrigal musical numbers. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 801-466-6700. More information can be found at www.saltlakespa.org.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, 2291 S. 2000 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18;

Halloween at the Bay

Enjoy a Halloween park throughout Oct. with activities for the entire family, including pumpkin painting, monster laser tag, a corn maze, haunted hallow and hay rides. Call 435-237-9506 for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.

Where • Willard Bay State Park, 900 W. 650 North #A, Willard

Tickets • $7; *

Bicycle Repair Workshop 1

In this hands-on course, we’ll cover basic repair skills including fixing flats, cleaning the chain, and adjusting gears to keep your bike running smoothly. Visit continue.utah.edu/lifelong/class/llrec_663_bicycle_repair_workshop_i or call 801-587-LIFE for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Bike Collective, 2312 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $79;

Junkyard Zombies Fundraiser

Rocky Point Haunted House, will reopen for one season as an interactive, live event named “Junkyard Zombies.” The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Rocky Point Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake. Visit www.junkyardzombies.com for information. Cost is $10 per time slot, and guests can participate in as many slots as they purchase between Oct. 12- Dec. 1, 2012.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 6:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.

Where • Rocky Point Haunted House, 3400 S. State St., South Salt Lake

Tickets • $10; www.junkyardzombies.com

Witchapalooza Music Dinner Theater

Enjoy a unique evening of dinner, music and bewitching fun as Witchapalooza’s “The Taming of the Brew” returns to The Gathering Place. Visit bit.ly/Qdk7Z5 for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

Where • Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets • $29.95; $34.95 for VIP seating;bit.ly/Qdk7Z5

Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House

The Zombie Apocalypse at XSI Factory was envisioned and built in partnership with Scenic Solutions and will employ talented actors and volunteers to execute an all new themed haunted house experience. Visit zombieutah.com for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Where • XSI Factory, 4425 N. Thanksgiving Point Way, Lehi

Tickets • $20; zombieutah.com/pricing-and-schedule

The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade tells the true story of David Wilkerson’s first five years in New York City, where he ministered to disillusioned youth, encouraging them to turn away from drugs and gang violence, and Nicky Cruz, a gang member. Tickets available in the Calvary Chapel Bookstore.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

Where • Calvary Chapel of Salt Lake City, 460 W. Century Drive, Murray

Tickets • $7.50;

The Drowsy Chaperone

Bringing its five Tony awards straight from Broadway, Drowsy Chaperone will delight and dazzle. This musical has everything - beautiful chorus girls, an oil tycoon, gangsters in disguise, mistaken identities, and an unflappable English butler all in the quiet comfort of one man’s living room. For more information visit www.terraceplayhouse.com.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden

Tickets • $7-$12;www.terraceplayhouse.com

The Scarlet Pimpernel

A riveting musical set during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution, the Scarlet Pimpernel shows how love, hate, betrayal and loyalty culminate in a powerful story with a dramatic ending. This three-time Tony nominee will captivate and delight.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West , Centerville

Tickets • $20; *www.centerpointtheatre.org/season/13

Magic Madness

Century Russell will entertain riders on the train with his magic show. Artisan cheese and fruit served. Visit hebervalleyrr.org/special-events/fall-special-events or call 435-654-5601.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Where • Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West, Heber City

Tickets • $15; $25 per couple;hebervalleyrr.org/special-events/fall-special-events

Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller

Odyssey Dance Theatre will present its smash Halloween hit “Thriller.” Visit bit.ly/NsT3Dp for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St., Provo

Tickets • $20-$25;bit.ly/Q9FC8W

Bob Juan Casanova

Around the Globe Theatre Company will present “Bob Juan Casanova,” the story about Bob, who recollects on his failed love life, which is played out on stage. This show is for mature audiences only. Tickets are available at the box office.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Midvale Main Street Theatre, 7711 S. Main, Midvale

Hello Dolly

The Historic Empress Theater will present the Tony Award winning musical Hello Dolly. Tickets are available at www.empresstheatre.com or at the box office by phone at 801-347-7373.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where • Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna

Tickets • $9-$12;ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=20

Dracula: The Vampire Play

The Heritage Community Theatre will present Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” For reservations, call 435-723-8392 or visit www.heritagetheatreutah.com/index.html.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Heritage Community Theatre - Perry, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry

Tickets • $9; *heritagetheatreutah.com/boxoffice.html

The Haunted Forest in American Fork

The Haunted Forest in American Fork has been one of Utah’s favorite haunted attractions for 23 years. Visitors walk through a real forest with scary surprises. There are also two indoor attractions, “The Haunted Mansion Show” and “Psycho Manor.” Visit www.hauntedutah.com/forest.html for tickets.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 p.m.- 11:55 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7:30 p.m.- 11:55 p.m.

Where • American Fork City Hall, 31 N. Church St., American Fork

Tickets • $20; Kids 6 and under are free;www.hauntedutah.com/forest.html

Y Light

This Halloween musical parody explores what life would be like for Mormon Vampires down at B “Y” U, and how they would relate to their arch enemy Ute Indian tribe werewolf counter parts from the “U”. Poor Ella has moved to American Fork and is caught up in this love triangle, until the original vampire, Count Dracula arrives on the scene and wants Ella for his own. Vist www.theobt.org/index.html for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8-$16;bit.ly/h5IPq9

Co$t of Living, Quality of Life

RawMoves Dance will present an evening length work six years in the making. First started in 2006, “Co$t of Living, Quality of Life” features some of RawMoves most popular dances: Table for Four, House of Timothy, and Tea Party at the Morgue. Visit bit.ly/RRWNil for information, tickets.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; bit.ly/RRWNil

Dam Marathon Race Train Ride

The DAM Half Marathon starts on Deer Creek Dam in Provo Canyon, goes through Midway and finishes at the Heber Valley Railroad Depot. Entry includes a train ride from the depot to the Dam for the start. And friends and spectators can ride the train for $10, watch the start, and ride back to watch the finish. Visit www.active.com/half-marathon/heber-city-ut/dam-half-marathon-2012 for race information. Call Heber Valley Railroad at 435-654-5601 and ask for the Dam Half Marathon spectator ride.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6:45 a.m.- 9 a.m.

Where • Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West, Heber City

Tickets • $10; hebervalleyrr.org/special-events/fall-special-events

Tracy Aviary Halloween Hoot

All ghosts, vampires, witches and ghouls are welcome to this annual event. Watch a spooktacular bird show, indulge in story-time that will scare your socks off and let your creativity flow while making Halloween crafts including wicked-fun face paint. For more information visit www.tracyaviary.org/upcoming-events. Those in costume receive 50% off admission.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; *Children 2 and under are free. ;

Jung Society of Utah - Michael Meade

The Jung Society of Utah will sponsor Michael Meade who will discuss “Why the World Doesn’t End.” On Oct. 13, Dr. Meade will hold a “Finding Genius in Your Life” workshop. Workshop tickets can be purchased at www.jungutah.com.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $99; www.jungutah.com

U.S. Immigration Research Classes

The Family History Library is offering an all-day series of classes on U.S. Immigration. The topics include U.S. Immigration, 1820-1954, U.S. Naturalization Records and Migration Routes Across America. To register, email FHLClassReg@familysearch.org or call 801-240-4950. Visit familysearch.org/locations/library_class_schedule. for a class schedule.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Freefamilysearch.org/locations/library_class_schedule

Fall Garden Maintenance

Get a jump on spring gardening this fall. Simple garden clean-up along with dividing, transplanting, pruning, and mulching will leave you ahead of the game come spring. Visit continue.utah.edu/lifelong/class/llhg_551_fall_garden_maintenance or call 801-587-LIFE (5433) for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $72;

Monsters in the Desert

Gila monsters are one of the most mysterious and endangered creatures in southwest Utah. Join Wildlife Biologist Ann McLuckie as she discusses the biology of these fascinating lizards. Registration is required. Call 435-628-2255 or visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/snow-canyon for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Where • Snow Canyon State Park, 1002 Snow Canyon Drive, Ivins

Tickets • $6 Per Vehicle (up to 8 people);

South Davis Preparedness Fair

Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful City, North Salt Lake City, West Bountiful City and Woods Cross City will sponsor a Preparedness Fair. Topics include earthquake, fire and weather preparedness. Participants include Life Flight Helicopter, National Guard Civil Support Team, Fire and Police, Davis County Emergency Pet Trailer, American Red Cross, Questar, Home Depot. Visit bit.ly/QVgL9g for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where • Woods Cross High School, 600 W. 2200 South, Woods Cross

Tickets • Free

HopeKids Wasatch Adventure 2012 Walk and 5K Run

Join the 4th Annual HopeKids Wasatch Adventure 2012 to be held along the Legacy Parkway Trail, in and around the Legacy Events Center and the new Station Park Shopping Center in Farmington. Visit www.wasatchadventure.org for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Where • Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington

Tickets • wasatchadventure.org/registration

Halloween Costume Swap

Herriman Library will sponsor a costume exchange for children’s costumes as part of National Costume Swap Day, a national initiative to make Halloween a more economical and eco-friendly holiday. Families may bring clean, child-sized, complete Halloween outfit to library starting Oct. 8, 2012.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Where • Herriman Library, 5440 W. Main , Herriman

Tickets • Free

Homestead Resort 125th Anniversary

The Homestead Resort will host its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 13th and 20th with activities for the whole family, including horse-drawn hayrides, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, spooky story time, complimentary hand treatments and more. To learn more, visit www.homesteadresort.com.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Homestead Resort, 700 Homestead Drive, Midway

Lagoon’s Frightmares

Lagoon will sponsor several Halloween attractions: Scary & Crow’s Straw Maze and Spook-A-Boo Walk Through, Psycho Dave’s Salvage Yard, Fun House of Fear, Deception, Lockdown and Night Walk. No face make-up or costumes are allowed. Call 801-451-8000 or visit lagoonpark.com/attractions/frightmares for more information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m.

Where • Lagoon, 375 Lagoon Drive, Farmington

Tickets • $28.95-$44.95;lagoonpark.com/attractions/frightmares

RDT’s Ring Around The Rose

Repertory Dance Theatre will present Ring Around The Rose, a series of performances for children and families that explores the arts including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Dance, draw, and discover the arts with RDT as they help the audience “draw a dance!” Join RDT while they make a 2D drawing into a 3D dance. Visit www.rdtutah.org for information and arttix.org for tickets.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5; www.arttix.org

Customer Appreciation Days

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is extending its invitation to military personnel and their families to enjoy an Aerial Tram foot passenger ride or a ride on the Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel. Customers, in exchange for a donation of a can of food, hygiene item or $3 donation to Wasatch Adaptive Sports, can receive the tram or chairlift ride.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Snowbird Ski Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Abracadabra

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will sponsor the Jason Metcalf’s Abracadabra exhibit in the Locals Only Gallery. For Abracadabra, Metcalf has painstakingly researched, re-enacted and refreshed languages of superstition long forgotten from day-to-day vernacular. Visit www.utahmoca.org/exhibitions/upcoming for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

5 Blocks

Presented in the Emma Eccles Jones Education Gallery, 5 Blocks will feature youth artwork created in collaboration with UMFA educators. Students at Hawthorne Elementary and Granger High School investigated a five-block area near their schools, examining how we shape the spaces we live in. For more information call 801-581-7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; *University of Utah students, staff and faculty and UMFA members, free;www.umfa.utah.edu

Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism

Recognized as one of the four major Regionalist artists, Dale Nichols created artwork in the Midwest during the Great Depression, when he turned toward the local landscape in hopes of creating a uniquely American art. Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism will showcase more than 20 paintings that span much of the artist’s long career.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; *University of Utah students, staff and faculty and UMFA members, free;umfa.utah.edu/hours_admission

Catholic Woman’s League Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Catholic Woman’s League will hold its annual benefit luncheon for the Catholic Community Services Northern Utah Program, serving people of all faiths, and Fisher House, a home for families of veterans being treated at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Mail checks payable to CWL to Patty Martinez, 934 E. Crosswind Way, Draper, UT 84020.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m.

Where • Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $35; Reservations and payment are due by Oct. 5, 2012.;

Horizon: Selections from the Guild of Book Workers

The UMFA and J. Willard Marriott Library Book Arts Program present the grand opening of Horizon, a traveling exhibition organized by the Guild of Book Workers. This national, non-profit organization is dedicated to sustaining and promoting all aspects of book artistry. Visit umfa.utah.edu for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; *University of Utah students, staff and faculty, UMFA members, military families, free;

Spooky Saturdays

All summer Bambi Raptor has been carefully growing a prize winning pumpkin for Rex’s Pumpkin weigh off. Early one morning when he arrived at his pumpkin patch he found his gigantic pumpkin gone. Super Rex is calling all super heroes to help catch the villain who stole the prize winning pumpkin. Take a peek around Raptors Pumpkin Patch, make a superhero mask, try your hand at Super Hero training, and meet our crew of Super Heroes! Visit thanksgivingpoint.org/calendar/events/spooky_sat/spooky_sat.html for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets • $10; *

Halloween Carnival - Whispers in the Park

The Epilsepy Association of Utah will hold its annual Halloween Carnival “Whispers in the Park,” at Weber State University’s Lower Quad. Visit www.epilepsyut.org/halloween/home.html for information or call Dave Hultgren at 801-627-1286.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Weber State University, 1905 University Circle, Ogden

Tickets • Free

Submissions for Locals Only Gallery

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is accepting submissions for the Locals Only Gallery. The space is open

to artists who are currently working in Utah. Online submissions will be accepted through Nov. 4, 2012, at 5 p.m. For information, visit utahmoca.org/exhibitions/open-submissions.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

New York, New York - Paintings by Karen Horne

Horne Fine Art, will present New York, New York - Paintings by Karen Horne. The exhibition features scenes of Central Park, street life downtown, Italian Festivals in Little Italy, and people relaxing on the outlying beaches of Coney Island and Long Beach. Visit www.hornefineart.com for information.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Horne Fine Art, 142 E. 800 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Car Show for Olympus High Wrestling Team

The Olympus High School wrestling team will sponsor a car show. Those interested in showing their car or being a vendor at this event can contact Trisha Albretsen at talbretsen@gmail.com. Car show, food, kids activities, Olympus High Wrestling merchandise for sale.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Holladay Village Center Plaza, 4660 S. 2300 East, Holladay

Tickets • Free

Libba Bray and Shannon Hale - Authors

Acclaimed young-adult author Libba Bray will be joined by Newberry-Honor-winning author Shannon Hale as they discuss Bray’s most recent novel, The Diviners. Visit kingsenglish.indiebound.com/event/libba-bray-conversation-shannon-hale for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.

Where • Viridian Event Center , 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan

Tickets • Free

No Bullying Utah Puppet Show Fundraiser

The Kipper Brothers’ Puppet Works will sponsor a Halloween puppet show/fundraiser for the No Bullying Utah (Human Rights Education Center of Utah). There will be a mini-parade and costume contest for the kids.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.

Where • Utah Arts Alliance Hub, 663 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; *Adults $7, Children $3 (but your ticket + 1 would be free);

Oliver!

Fresh from its recent London revival, Charles Dickens’ treasured tale of the orphan boy sings with marvelous music. Lionel Bart’s book, music and lyrics stir the spirit and teach that each child is a gift and that love is the yearning of the soul.

When • Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • $15-$26, no children under age 5 permitted. No performances on Oct. 17 or Nov. 21-22;halecentretheatre.org/buytickets.php

101 Dalmatians Kids

Clearfield Community Theatre will present the stage musical “101 Dalmatians Kids,’ the story about Dalmatian puppies and one of the most evil characters ever created in Disney history, Cruella de Vil. Join all the dogs, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. Visit bit.ly/SADeHo for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.

Where • Clearfield Community Center, 140 E. Center St., Clearfield

Tickets • Free

Monster Mash & Dash

Bring your family dressed in costumes and enjoy some fun activities such as pumpkin painting, family 5K (runner costume contest), food booths, movie (“Nightmare Before Christmas”), scarecrow walk, pumpkin painting contest, pie eating contest, scarecrow contest and kids games. For information about how to enter the contests, email tmurray@kaysvillecity.com or call 801-544-1788. Visit kaysvillecity.com for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Where • Heritage Park - Kaysville, 150 N. Fairfield Road, Kaysville

Tickets • Free

Karaoke for the Cure Fundraiser

Celebrate Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day with a fundraiser for Beverly Ann Brehl, who suffers from the disease. There will also be a silent auction. Donations can be made at firstgiving.com/fundraiser/karaokeforthecure/karaokeforthecure2012.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State Street, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 donation;

Kaya McLaren — Author

Kaya McLaren, author of “On the Divinity of Second Chances,” will read from and sign her new novel, “How I Came to Sparkle Again,” set in the ski town of Sparkle, Colorado.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.

Where • The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Tooele Social Butterflies

Social support group for people living with lupus and the family, friends who support them. The group will meet every 2nd Saturday of each month.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Tooele Library, 128 Vine Street, Tooele

Tickets • Free; Free event;

Sound & Light: Playing and Painting with a Purpose

The Salt Lake Symphony and world-renowned painter Josee Nadeau will collaborate for an evening of music mixed with live painting in support of Zahra Charity, a local and international charity. Tickets are available at KingTix at 801-581-7100, or at saltlakesymphony.org.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25; *$45 for preferred seating; VIP seating is available for $100, and includes reserved parking, and catered receptions before and after the concert.;bit.ly/Q9t6Vs

Under A Blanket of Stars

Dead Horse Point State Park hosts some of the darkest skies found in southeastern Utah. Meet at the visitor center for a deeper look into the current night sky. Bring a red flashlight, a camp chair and your knowledge to share. Call 435-259-2614 for information.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Dead Horse Point State Park, Near Moab, Utah, Moab

Tickets • $10 day-use (per vehicle with up to 8 passengers);

Jazz on the Ledges

The Fish Rock Grille at Valderra will sponsor an evening of Jazz music provided by the West Coast Jazz Players. All proceeds will benefit the Music Conservatory at Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts. Call the Tuacahn Box Office for tickets at 435-652-3300.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Fish Rock Grille, 1585 Ledges Parkway, Saint George

Tickets • $29.95;

Community Health Fair

Christ United Methodist Church will host a Community Health Fair. Activities include seasonal flu shot (ages 3 and up, $29.99); pneumonia shot: cardiovascular screenings: Ask a Doc, Nurse, & Physical Therapist; screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, hearing, vision, blood pressure, & body mass index; metabolic testing; Hospice questions; massages; and educational materials. Visit www.christumcutah.net/news-calendar for information.

When • Sunday, Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

Chihuly Venetians — The George R. Stroemple Collection

For the first time in Utah, legendary glass artist, Dale Chihuly will exhibit a famous and sought-after collection: Chihuly Venetians The George R. Stroemple Collection A Stroemple/Stirek Collaboration. The exhibit will run Oct. 13, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013 in the Main Gallery. For more information visit www.kimballartcenter.org.

When • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 12 p.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • Free

Consecration Sunday

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will have only one, all congregation worship service in celebration of our annual Consecration Sunday. Music will be provided by the adult choir and praise band. Pastor Scott Stein from Christ the King in South Jordan will be the guest speaker.

When • Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.

Where • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3900 S. 2500 East, Holladay

Tickets • Free

MUSIC • Listings by David Burger

Kurt Braunohler

Spotlight show • Stand-up comedian Kurt Braunohler is best-known for his work with writing partner Kristen Schaal, the wide-eyed comic seen in “Flight of the Conchords,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “30 Rock” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” But soon he might garner as much attention as Schaal after he moves from New York to Los Angeles to pursue more acting and TV opportunities. Braunohler, who specializes in absurdity and whimsy, is stopping over in Utah this weekend on the way to Los Angeles in his stuffed Honda Civic, he said in a phone interview. The philosophy major turned to comedy after working for eight years as a job he hated (repairing computers) and is looking forward to pitching specials once he reaches Hollywood. “I have a lot of things to say,” he said.

When • Tonight and Saturday, 7:30 and 9:30

Where • Wiseguys Trolley Square, 505 S. 600 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 at wiseguyscomedy.com

Yelawolf

Spotlight show • Alabama “hick-hop” rapper Yelawolf will bring his Slumerican Tour with special guests Rittz, Trouble Andrew, DJ Vajra and Prof to In The Venue. During a break during the shooting of a video with Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Yelawolf, 32, said his follow-up to his 2011 debut “Radioactive” will have him calling all of the shots. On his debut, he said, there were “too many Indians trying to be chiefs,” with a result being too many guests and too many decisions made to appease his label, Eminem’s Shady Records. Yelawolf acknowledged that the incredibly eclectic “Radioactive” was “a learning experience,” but his next album, tentatively called “Love Story,” will be more representative of who he is. “My music and my future is what I want to do,” said the Southerner.

When • Sunday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18 to $20 at SmithsTix

The Helio Sequence

American alternative rock duo The Helio Sequence will perform.

When • Tonight at 9

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 at 24Tix

The Word Alive

Metal groups The Word Alive and Born Of Osiris will perform at In The Venue with Norma Jean, I The Breather, and Crown The Empire.

When • Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18 at SmithsTix

New City Skyline

Local band New City Skyline’s debut album release show will be at The Grand at The Complex. Fans have a chance to get the band’s “On My Own” before the national release in this all-ages show.

When • Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at SmithsTix

LA Riots

Live Nite Events presents electronic house band LA Riots at The Depot.

When • Saturday, 9:30 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 at SmithsTix

Dinosaur Jr. with Shearwater

Indie-rock band Dinosaur Jr. will perform with Shearwater.

When • Sunday, 8 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at 24Tix

MOVIES • Listings by Sean Means

It’s a busy weekend at Utah movie theaters, with nine new films opening — and the best of them is a sure Oscar contender.

“Argo” is an exciting thriller that melds spy intrigue with human-scaled drama and Hollywood-industry comedy. It’s a true story, set in 1980 during the Iranian hostage crisis, when a CIA agent (played by Ben Affleck) proposes a daring plan to rescue six American workers who escaped the embassy invasion and hid out with the Canadian ambassador (Victor Garber). The plot involves posing as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran for a never-to-be-made science-fiction movie. Affleck directs the film, cementing his reputation for creating gritty, tension-filled drama.

“Here Comes the Boom” stars Kevin James as a high-school teacher who becomes a mixed martial-arts fighter to raise money to save his school’s music program. It’s silly, as you might expect from the star of “Zookeeper,” but it’s also surprisingly sweet. (Read The Cricket’s interview with Kevin James.)

“Seven Psychopaths” is a clever and violent gangster movie, in which director-writer Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”) subverts the cliches of the genre brilliantly. His main character is an alcoholic Irish screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who gets drawn into the world of L.A. gangsters, thanks to his manic actor pal (Sam Rockwell) ticking off a semi-insane mobster (Woody Harrelson). Oh, and Christopher Walken steals the show as a peace-loving con man. What more could you want?

The horror thriller “Sinister” stars Ethan Hawke as a true-crime writer who investigates a family massacre and uncovers evidence of a supernatural presence — a ghostly figure that soon starts terrorizing Hawke and his family. The movie starts off thrilling, but ends up just as a depressingly creepy downer.

One more wide-release movie: “Atlas Shrugged, Part II,” the continuation of the adaptation of conservative icon Ayn Rand’s novel. It was not screened for critics.

Topping the art-house list is “Chicken With Plums,” a lyrical fantasy drama from Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, the team behind the animated “Persepolis.” This is a live-action tale, about a Persian violinist (Mathieu Amalric) who loses his taste for life and decides to die in his bed. The story is touching, and the visuals are beautiful.

Two documentaries open this week: “Searching for Sugar Man” tells of a ‘70s U.S. rock star who disappeared from the scene, and became a surprise star in South Africa — but the story is better than the film telling it. And And “Samsara” is a gorgeously photographed look at natural and industrial scenes around the world, from the makers of “Baraka.”

Lastly, the Tower is playing “Stars in Shorts,” a compilation of short films featuring such big-name actors as Colin Firth, Judi Dench and Julia Stiles. Like most compilations of this sort, some shorts are better than others.

TELEVISION • Listings by Scott Pierce

As Season 3 of The Walking Dead (Sunday, 7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC) gets under way, the remaining survivors are going to try to break into prison.

It seems like a perfect place to live when you’re surrounded by zombies, because you can keep them out.

But first … you have to clear the undead who are inside the prison. Yikes.

Friday on TV …

Women’s college soccer (2 p.m., P12N-Mountain): Oregon at Utah

Baseball playoffs: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (3 p.m., TBS); St Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals (6:30 p.m., TBS)

Women’s college volleyball (7 p.m., P12N-Mountain): Arizona at Utah

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Hank and Nick investigate a grisly murder.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The rogue Fringe team encounters a strange group of people.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Audrey investigates the the ocean-related deaths plaguing the town.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Two murder victims turn out to be members of the same group.

Boss (10 p.m., Starz): The city is on the verge of bankruptcy and Kane’s enemies are on the verge of taking him down.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: Utah at UCLA (1 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Oregon State at BYU (1:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Utah State at San Jose State (2 p.m., Altitude)

Bedlam (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Ellie and Max try to save a young woman.

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): The guys make a life-changing decision.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Christina Applegate hosts; Passion Pit performs.

The Descendants (11 p.m., HBO): George Clooney stars in this 2011 drama. (Rated R)

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The Syrian civil war; a program to help veterans in legal trouble; a look at the 50-year James Bond movie franchise.

See Dad Run (Sunday, 6 and 11 p.m., Nickelodeon): Scott Baio (“Happy Days,” “Charles in Charge”) stars as an actor who has spent the past decade starring as a great dad on a successful sitcom. The show has ended; he comes home to parent his own children while his wife goes to work; things go comically wrong. It’s loud, not particularly funny and very much a throw-back to the ‘7os and ‘80s.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The teams race through Indonesia.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emma and Mary Margaret try to find a portal that would bring them back to Storybrooke.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Jenny forms a friendship with an old soldier.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A campaign worker claims she’s having an affair with Peter.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The Graysons are once again in the middle of a media firestorm.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): As “Upstairs, Downstairs” continues, there’s a tragic turn of events.

Copper (8 and 11 p.m., BBC America): Corcoran makes a shocking discovery.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A bank employee dies during a robbery.

666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jane keeps seeing some sort of apparition at the Drake.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Rothstein vents to Nucky.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter takes aim at a new target, and he wants Deb to help.

Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Delmond talks his father into signing up for assistance.

Homeland (11 p.m., Showtime): Carrie wrongly believes that she’s about to be reinstated at the CIA.