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Weekend Express: Utah's activity planning guide

Published December 1, 2012 11:01 am

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Bighorn Sheep Watch

Bighorn sheep rut this time of year, and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is holding its annual bighorn sheep viewing party Saturday. Viewers should meet 8 a.m. at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. Then a DWR employee will guide participants to a viewing area adjacent to town. Citizens are asked to bring binoculars or a spotting scope and a camera. For more information, call Brent Stettler at 435-613-3707 or email brentstettler@utah.gov.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 8 a.m.

Where • Meet at the John Wesley Powell Museum, 1765 E. Main St. in Green River

Tickets • Free

Orangeville Christmas celebration

The Emery County town is celebrating the holiday Saturday. At 2 p.m. is a fun run, walk or ATV ride. Judging for the chili cooking and gingerbread house competition begins at 4 p.m. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Kids can have their picture taken with Santa Claus for $1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The movie "The Santa Clause" will be shown at 8 p.m.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 2 p.m.

Where • 80 N. Main St. in Orangville

Tickets • Free, but pictures with Santa cost $1

Utah Arts Festival Gallery Holiday Show

The Utah Arts Festival Gallery will present its "Holiday Show" with Melody & Kurt Bellock, David Leslie, Michael Lucarelli, Sally Neilson, Marta Albee, Amber DeBirk, Marian McDevitt, Sandra Seifert, Patricia Street and Kay Wankier.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 S. 500 West #120, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Linnie Brown - Painterly Cottages Exhibit

The Kimball Art Center will present the artwork of Linnie Brown as part of the Cut & Paste series. Brown's exhibit, Painterly Cottages, explores the use of various art media including painting, drawing and collage and how the various mediums create conflict and harmony. Visit kimballartcenter.org for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:55 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Artist + Teacher = Inspiration Squared

Five art teachers from around the state are coming together to exhibit their work in "Artist + Teacher = Inspiration Squared." For more information, visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139-B in the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or visit arts.usu.ed.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah State University - Chase Fine Arts Center, 4030 Old Main Hill, Logan

Tickets • Free

Bank of Utah - Warm Bodies, Warm Souls Coat Drive

Bank of Utah will host a "Warm Bodies, Warm Souls" coat drive from Nov. 26 - Dec. 14. The public is invited to donate new or clean, gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets at Bank of Utah branch locations. The cold weather gear will then be distributed to homeless and low income families through various charities. In addition to the coat drive, Bank of Utah will host its 60th anniversary open house Dec. 5, 4-6 p.m. Visit http://www.bankofutah.com for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Bank of Utah, Orem Office, 1000 W. 800 North, Orem

Tickets • Free

SUU Ceramic Guild Holiday Sale

Southern Utah University's Ceramics Guild's Holiday Sale features a colorful variety of gift items and table ware for purchase created by SUU ceramics students. The event will be held in the Living Room of the Sharwan Smith Center. Visit http://www.suu.edu/arts for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Southern Utah University, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City

Tickets • Free

Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition

The Springville Museum of Art will host Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition. The museum will also welcome its new director and chief curator, Rita R. Wright on Nov. 16, 2012. Light refreshments will be served. Visit http://www.smofa.org for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville

Tickets • Free; Closed Nov. 21-23, Dec. 25-26.;

Holiday Window Stroll

Four international illustrators have been commissioned to create 14 unique displays for this year's theme, "Celebrating the Language of the Holidays Around the World," that honors the cultural diversity of holidays and festive celebrations around the globe.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.

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

Tickets • Freegrandamerica.com/promotions/Holiday-Attractions-2012

Jewelry Trunk Show

The Natural History Museum of Utah will show a stunning collection of jewelry for sale as part of its Annual Holiday Trunk Show sponsored by the Museum Store. The store's trunk show will feature handmade jewelry items made by six local artists. Visit http://www.nhmu.utah.edu for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where • Natural History Museum of Utah - Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $11.00; *Members are free;

Dexterity Salon Fundraiser for Candy Cane Corner

Dexterity Salon is helping local low-income families and individuals this holiday season by hosting a collection drive for the Candy Cane Corner store. Dexterity Salon is asking clients and the community to join in the spirit of charity by donating new, unwrapped items including: clothing for all ages, linens, household appliances and toys. Visit dexteritysalon.com/community for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Dexterity Salon, 777 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Winter Charity Drive

Herriman Library is sponsoring a winter charity drive to help refugees living in Salt Lake County. The library will accept donations of new blankets, coats, hats, gloves and socks from through Dec. 6, 2012. All donations will support Catholic Community Services of Utah, a non-profit organization. For more information call Herriman Library at 801-944-7680, or visit the library's calendar of events at http://www.slcolibrary.org.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Herriman Library, 5440 W. Main , Herriman

Tickets • Free

Holiday Market at Gallivan Center

The Downtown Holiday Market at Gallivan brings holiday charm to Salt Lake City's urban center with a focus on local and handmade goods. Every Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2012.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m.

Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Christkindlmarkt SLC

This Is The Place Heritage Park will host the Christkindlmarkt SLC, a holiday event patterned after the German Christmas markets. There will be choirs, the St. Martin's and Christkindlmarkt St. Nicholas Day parades, a community coat drive, the Lighting of the Tree by the Most Reverend John C. Wester, Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City. On Nov. 30-Dec. 1 there will be shoe drive to benefit the Salt Lake Rescue Mission. Visit http://www.christkindlmarkt-slc.com for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame

The Annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have made global contributions to the information technology and life science industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. This year's keynote speaker is Jeff Bezos President, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Amazon.com.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $275 - $400 Individual $2,750 and up for tables;utahtech.org/UTC/Events/UTC-Events/UTC-Calendar/List-of-Events/Hall-of-Fame/2012-UTC-Hall-of-Fame.aspx

Soups From Around the World Cooking Class

Chef Evan presents recipes you'll want to add to your everyday kitchen repertoire. Visit bit.ly/WjT28E or call 801-617-0133 for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper

Tickets • $39.00; bit.ly/WjT28E

KRCL Polar Jubilee Benefit: Surfin' Safari

KRCL 90.9FM will host the annual Polar Jubilee Benefit: Surfin' Safari. The Polar Jubilee: Surfin' Safari features live music by The Bartenders, Mokie, The Atomics and Matt Codina & the Glyders. It also heralds the return of Bad Brad Wheeler's Hanukah Harmonica Army as well as traditional Tahitian dancers, Island Traditions, greeting guests with leis, photos with Surfin’ Santa, prizes, a silent auction and more.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Hardware Building, 155 N. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30.00; $35 at the door;krcl.org

Merry Christmas, George Bailey

"Merry Christmas, George Bailey" celebrates the faith of Christmas and the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play, love and support of family and community. Adapted from the classic movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," this play staged in a radio studio. For tickets, call 801-581-7100 or

visit http://www.kingtix.com.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Where • Babcock Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East , Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00; *kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/merry-christmas-george-bailey

Ballet West's Nutcracker

Ballet West rings in the holidays in grand style with its annual holiday tradition, "The Nutcracker." The story tells of a Christmas party at which little Clara, daughter of the house, receives the gift of a nutcracker from her mysterious uncle. After the party, she falls asleep and dreams of snow castles, sugarplums, and her nutcracker, which has turned into a handsome prince. Ticket information available at arttix.org or at 801-355-ARTS.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $23-$79;arttix.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=8219

Screwtape

Silver Summit Theatre Company will present "Screwtape," a provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis's novel "The Screwtape Letters," about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. For tickets visit http://www.SilverSummitTheatre.org or at the box office one hour prior to curtain.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10-$15;http://www.SilverSummitTheatre.org

Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

Terrace Plaza Playhouse will present "Scrooge, A Christmas Carol," the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who has a haunting evening that gives him a new perspective on life, love, and charity. Visit bit.ly/SupIGO for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7-$12;terraceplayhouse.com/bev/tickets

The Christmas Box - The Musical

The Empress Theatre will present the musical "The Christmas Box." The Evans family moves into a new town and home, boarding with a mysterious older woman who seems to bring joy and positive light everywhere she goes. But the secret of the Christmas Box in the attic keeps calling to the family. Purchase tickets at http://www.EmpressTheatre.com or at the box office 801-347-7373.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12.00; *http://www.ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=20

The First Christmas

SCERA Center for the Arts and Liken are teaming up to produce the world stage premiere of "The First Christmas," a musical based on the Liken film. Tickets are available at the main office of SCERA Center, by calling 801-225-ARTS, and online at http://www.scera.org.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $12.00; *http://www.scera.org

North Pole Express

The North Pole Express train ride will take passengers on a journey to see Santa Claus at the North Pole.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20-$47;http://www.HeberValleyRailroad.org

A Christmas Carol

Heritage Theatre will present "A Christmas Carol" a musical version of a favorite timeless story by Charles Dickens. Call for reservations daily except Tuesdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 435-723-8392.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $9.00; *

Martyrs' Crossing

The Echo Theatre will present "Martyrs' Crossing," the story of Joan of Arc's interactions with divine messengers St. Catherine, St. Margaret, and Michael. Tickets available at http://www.TheEchoTheatre.com.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Echo Theatre, 145 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • $9.00; $12 at the door;

Christmas Around the World

Welcome the wonder of the holiday season with this dazzling display of folk dance and music. With a cast of more than 200 talented dancers, singers, and musicians in colorful costumes, your family will experience a journey of discovery of different cultures united by the message of peace on earth and goodwill towards all.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Marriott Center, 500 East University Parkway, Provo

Tickets • $10-$20;bit.ly/TlRJRs

Park City Shows...Our Talents Showcase

ParkCityShows.com will present Park City Shows...Our Talents! Selected acts from the Our Talents auditions will be showcased in one of two public shows on the Egyptian Theatre stage with professional production, sound, and lights. Visit holdmyticket.com/event/123423 for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $15.00;

BallroomUtah Dance Studio Showcase

BallroomUtah will hold its last showcase for 2012 with a fundraiser to benefit the Youth Dance Scholarship Fund. Dance numbers will be performed by our students and professional dance instructors (Pro-Am), the University of Utah Ballroom Dance Team and participants from the Ballet West Gala, "Dancing For Our Stars." Visit http://www.ballroomutah.com for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.

Where • Ballroom Utah , 3030 S, Main St., Suite 200, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00;

Radio Disney AM 910 "Festival of Giving"

Radio Disney AM 910 will team with Toys for Toys and multiple charities including Kids On The Move and Utah Food Bank for the annual "Festival of Giving." Donations accepted: new, unwrapped toys, canned foods, children's books.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1

Where • The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthrtis 5k

The Arthritis Foundation will host the 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Trolley Square. There are both timed and untimed 5k start times, a 1k Kids' Fun Run with Elves, Elf Village and Santa's Workshop, and a holiday costume contest. To get involved or to form a team, visit http://www.slcjinglebellrun.org, or call 801-536-0990.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Where • Trolley Square, 600 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30.00; *Through Nov. 15 ($25) ; Nov. 15- Dec. 1 ($30); Kids 1k ($10);

Holiday Open House

Local artists and craftsmen will be on hand with their latest creations, just in time for the holidays. Kids can make a pinecone gnome to take home. Also for sale will be fresh, evergreen holiday swags and centerpieces (come early for the best selection!) Shoppers can pick up some unique & creative treats at the bake sale, and enjoy free admission to the Nature Center, free gift wrapping and hot chocolate. The Nest Gift Shop features nature related books, stationary, toys, games, art, birdfeeders, jewelry and casual clothing.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. Ogden

Tickets • Freeogdennaturecenter.org

25 Days of Joy

Celebrate the season with Station Park Dec. 1st through Dec. 24, 2012: Santa Village, ice skating, show fountain, live entertainment, special offers and shop & dine.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m.

Where • Station Park, I-15, Highway 89 and Legacy Parkway, Farmington

Tickets • Free

Red Butte Garden Holiday Open House

Kick-off the holiday season and find unique holiday gifts made by local artists for friends and family at the 11th Annual Red Butte Garden Holiday Open House. There will be hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, glass, photography, and more in the Orangerie. Look for fun activities for kids and adults in the craft area. Free hot chocolate and apple cider. Visit redbuttegarden.org/HOH_2012 for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Cross Country Skiing Basics

REI will share information and tips for getting into cross-country skiing. The focus will be on the fundamental differences between backcountry, telemarking, and touring ski styles, and proper clothing and information on where and how to get started in the fun winter activity. To register, visit http://www.rei.com/saltlakecity or call 801-486-2100.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.

Where • REI - Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Utah Cultural Celebration Center Winter Market

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center will present its annual Winter Market that showcases handcrafted arts and ethnic products. Live music dance performances, and the Trees of Diversity exhibit will complement the festive environment.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South , West Valley City

Tickets • Free

Silly Holiday Bazaar

Park City High School will hold a Silly Holiday Bazaar, an inside holiday market. There will be live music, snacks and drinks, holiday decorations, gourmet foods, and photos with silly Santa.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Park City High School, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • Free

Vine St. Holiday Market

The Vine St. Holiday Market will launch its inaugural season with a focus on locally made items, art, jewelry, vintage wares and artisan food. Over 25 vendors will fill the space located in a church in Murray.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where • Vine Street Holiday Market , 184 E. Vine Street, Murray

Tickets • Free

Santa Saturdays

Flock to Tracy Aviary's Santa Saturdays for great fun with birds and more. Visitors will be able to take a picture with the Christmas Pelican, eat tasty holiday treats, cozy up by a fire for story time, enjoy meeting a feathered friend, and make holiday toys, decorations and gifts for the birds.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7.00; *http://www.tracyaviary.org/upcoming-events

Wreath Making Workshops

Red Butte Garden will offer a class to create a holiday wreath loaded with trimmings.

Greens, ribbon, wreaths and some decorations will be provided. Register at 801-581-8454 or http://www.redbuttegarden.org/wreath_workshop.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

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

Tickets • $60.00; $50 for members;

Meeting of the Tribes Belly Dance

The Meeting of the Tribes is one the biggest belly-dancing performance of the year, encompassing "tribes" sprawling from throughout the Wasatch front.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Masonic Temple , 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7.00;

Carnaval Exhibit

The Brigham City Museum's national traveling exhibition Carnaval provides a window into the centuries-old party in eight countries. Since the museum is currently undergoing seismic upgrade construction, the exhibit will be held at the Box Elder Museum of Natural History in the Hervin Bunderson Center.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Box Elder Museum, 641 E. 200 North, Brigham City

Tickets • Free

Savior of the World

The heralded "Savior of the World" musical production will be performed in the Conference Center. The musical features scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For tickets, call 801-570-0080 or visit http://www.lds.org/events. The performances are open to ages eight and older.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Conference Center , 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Tickets are $8 for evening performances and $5 for matinee performances.;

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Pioneer Theatre Company will present a new musical version of Dickens' holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol: The Musical," Nov. 30-Dec. 15, 2012. Call 801-581-6961 for tickets or visit tickets.pioneertheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Where • Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $38-$59 in advance and $5 more when purchased on the day of the show; Kids in grades K – 12 are half price on Mondays and Tuesdays ;tickets.pioneertheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login

Davis Art Center Holiday Show

The Bountiful/Davis Art Center will offer original hand-made art in its galleries during the holiday season. This will be the last exhibit in the Main Street location. Visit http://www.bdac.org/exhibitions/past_exhibits.htm for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Bountiful-Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main St., Bountiful

Tickets • Free

Holiday Boutique American Cancer Society Fundraiser

The McCarthey Family Foundation will host the Holiday Fashion Show & Boutique at the McCune Mansion featuring clothing and accessories from The Children's Hour and original designs from Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute designers. A portion of the boutique purchases will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Visit smithtix.com for information and tickets.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

Where • McCune Mansion, 200 N. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25.00; smithstix.com/events/item/root/holidayfashionshowbenefit

Cultural and Religious Pluralism

A film screening, a traditional Hindu Diwali celebration, lectures and panel discussions will honor religious diversity and unity at The City Library's second annual Cultural and Religious Pluralism program. This year's programs will highlight Hindu practices and beliefs. Visit http://www.slcpl.org/pluralism for a schedule of events.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 p.m.- 8p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Christmas Carol

Hale Center Theater Orem will present their 23rd annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Each night, 29 actors and actresses will fill their small stage to tell the classic Christmas ghost story of second chances and the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. Visit webticketing.haletheater.org for ticket information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Where • Hale Center Theater - Orem, 25 W. 400 North, Orem

Tickets • $16-$18;webticketing.haletheater.org

Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser - Send to Defend

The Adventure Outdoor Programs emphasis at the University of Utah will host a fundraising event for the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance. There will be climbing, free food, live music, prize giveaway and guest speaker, Lynn Hill. Register at Frontslc.com.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Front Climbing Club, 1450 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15.00; *Front members are $10;Frontslc.com

Nighttime Sky

Camp Floyd State Park staff and Lantis Fireworks and Lasers will host Christmas in the Nighttime Sky. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a local charity. For more information, call 801-768-8932.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.

Where • Camp Floyd State Park and Stagecoach Inn Museum, 18035 W. 1540 North, Salt Lake City

Annual Holiday Festival

Join the Utah Olympic Oval for their Annual Holiday Festival. Enjoy ice skating, crafts, figure skating show, Funny Face Photo booth, Googly Woogly, live ice sculpting, pizza and a drink for $1, tractor rides and Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Interested in our Tree Decorating Contest? Contact Tina Esparza at tina@utaholympiclegacy.com for all the details.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where • Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. Cougar Lane (4800 W.), Kearns

Tickets • $2 per person, or $1 per person with a non-perishable food item; $2.50 for skate rental. All other activities are free;

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Park City will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony for the Community Tree. Street entertainers will perform from 3-5 p.m., and carolers will sing from 5-7 p.m. Voting for the best store-window display will also open, ongoing through Dec. 16, 2012. Ballots can be found in stores.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Where • Miner's Park - Park City, 415 Main St., Park City

Tickets • Free

World AIDS Day 2012

The Salt Lake City Mayor's Office, the Salt Lake City Council, along with the Utah AIDS Foundation, the People With AIDS Coalition of Utah and the Downtown Alliance, will gather for a special World AIDS Day resolution presentation and ceremony on the west side of the Salt Lake City & County Building. The culmination of the event is a red lighting of the City & County Building and a bell-ringing tribute to those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS and those who continue to be affected by the disease.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City/County Building, 451 S. State St. , Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Light Up the Holidays Zumba Kids Glow Party and Toy Drive

Bring a new toy or book for the Christmas Box House and join GymJam Fitness for glow-in-the-dark, black light Zumba dancing fun. Wear white or neon colors. There will be Zumba for kids, drinks, and glow sticks for all. For children ages 4-12 years old.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Where • GymJam Fitness & Dance, 2408 E. Kentucky Ave., Holladay

Tickets • $5 per child or free with a donation of a toy or book;

Wine, Theater, Food - SB Dance Fundraiser

SB Dance will sponsor "Wine, Theater, Food," a foodie/wine event plus live performance and a giant dance party fundraiser. The Leona Wagner Black Box is transformed by a mile and a half long set, clickety-clack by DJ TiDY (and former SB Dance member). Visit http://www.arttix.org for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $75.00; Must be 21+ to attend;bit.ly/TNDg3C

Wesley Bell Ringers Christmas Concert

Wesley Bell Ringers will perform a Christmas concert.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Where • Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St., Cottonwood Heights

Tickets • Free; Donations to support the choir will be accepted.;

Tango Dance Class

Brigitta Winkler will hold a dance class for the Argentine Tango Milonga.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Where • DF Dance Studio, 2978 S. State , Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00;

Wesley Bell Ringers Christmas Concert

Wesley Bell Ringers will perform a Christmas concert.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.

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

Tickets • Free; Donations to support the choir will be accepted.;

Annual Christmas Boutique

St. Ambrose Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas Boutique. The church will also sponsor the Forgotten Patient booth, which provides gifts for patients at the Utah State Hospital, as well as a booth for the Carmelite Monastery. Saint Nicholas will visit from 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where • St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 Redondo Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Holiday Warehouse Book Sale

Scholastic Books Fairs will hold a Holiday Warehouse Book Sale with 25-80 percent off. Friends of the Summit County Library will have a preview Nov. 29, 2012 from 2-5 p.m.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:55 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Summit County Library, 6505 N. Landmark Drive, Park City

Tickets • Free

Hanukkah Market

The Jewish Community Center will host a Hanukkah Market that features local vendors of arts and crafts, books and Jewish foods.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:55 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:55 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women's Baseball

The Park City Museum will present its latest traveling exhibit, "Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women's Baseball," which traces women's love of baseball all the way back to the mid-1800's. Visit http://www.parkcityhistory.org for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Park City Museum, 528 Main , Park City

Tickets • $10.00; *http://www.parkcityhistory.org/events/linedrives-and-lipstick-the-untold-story-of-womens-baseball-6

Toys for Tots Drive at Children's Theatre of Utah

Bring a new, packaged toy (do not gift wrap) to the last weekend of Pippi Longstocking or the first weekend of Toyland and receive $4 off each ticket for each toy brought in.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Where • Children's Theatre of Utah, 3605 S. State, Salt Lake City

Messiah

The Draper Symphony and Community Chorus will present its 34th annual sing-in and performance of Handel's Messiah at the Corner Canyon Stake Center.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Corner Canyon Stake Center, 13400 S. 1300 East, Draper

Tickets • Free

Hymns of the Season Workshop

Come join church musician Rick McClure as he explores the stories behind some of the best-loved hymns of Advent and Christmas. This audience-participation program will include carol-singing and a discussion of the history, legends and scriptures that accompany the various songs. Everyone is invited to attend-singers and non-singers alike.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Jazz Vespers Quartet

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform. On Dec. 2, 2012, the music of The Number Ones (jazz take-off on the top 1940's pop charts). Visit facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Vespers-Quartet/364277976994593 for information.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • First Unitarian Church, 1300 E. 569 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Salt Lake Children's Choir Christmas Concert

The Salt Lake Children's Choir will present its traditional Christmas Concerts. Featured will be music of Bach, Vivaldi and other early masters. Also heard will be music of film composer, Miklos Rozsa and prominent Utah composer, Vanja Watkins. Audience and combined choirs will join in several carol favorites to conclude the evening.

When • Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.

Where • Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Weber State University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra

The Weber State University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert. The combined choirs and orchestra will perform the Schubert "Mass in G for Choir and Orchestra," along with other traditional works for Christmas including the original version of "Silent Night," as well as excerpts from Britten's "Ceremony of Carols," and Rachmaninoff's "Bogoroditye Devo (Hymn to the Virgin)." The WSU Flute Quartet, directed by Cindy Henderson, will perform Faure's "Pavanne."

When • Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.

Where • St. Joseph's Church, 24th Adams Ave., Ogden

Tickets • Free; $30 for a family up to 6 members;weberstatetickets.com

Music • Listings by David Burger

Mindy Gledhill

Local indie folk singer Mindy Gledhill returns to Velour for a two-show evening of Christmas music with Mideau

When • Friday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Where • Velour Live Music Gallery, 135 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • $12 at 24Tix

Eidola

Alternative band Eidola will perform in connection with their CD release along with Empirates, Regal Beast and Temples

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.

Where • Velour Live Music Gallery, 135 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • $7 at 24Tix

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Tommy Castro will bring his hard-hitting, blues-infused, rocking R&B sound and original song writing to The State Room. Castro was a winner of the 2008 Blues Music Award Entertainer Of The Year.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m.

Where • The State Room, 638 South State Street,Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at thestateroom.com

Movies • Listings by Sean P. Means

OK, lit majors and climate freaks, this is the movie weekend for you.

The best new movie this week is "Anna Karenina," a lush and exuberant adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel. Keira Knightley radiates as the title heroine, the Russian noblewoman whose indescretion with the dashing Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) leads to her downfall in St. Petersburg society. Director Joe Wright, who worked with Knightley on "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement," hits on the clever conceit of staging the action in a giant theater, choreographing the scene changes in a swirl of color and motion. The top-flight cast includes Jude Law as Anna's upright husband, Matthew Macfadyen as her philandering brother, and Domnhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from the "Harry Potter" series) as the idealistic Nikolai Levin.

Also worth checking out this weekend is "Chasing Ice," the astonishing documentary that won the prize for cinematography at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Director Jeff Orlowski follows National Geographic photographer James Balog on his mission to record the receding of the world's glaciers by setting up time-lapse cameras to photograph the melting as it happens. The footage is amazing, and points to the reality of global climate change.

The big studio movie this week is "Killing Them Softly," director Andrew Dominik's engrossing Mafia story. Brad Pitt gives a strong performance as Jackie, a thoughtful hitman brought into town to clean up an internal mess after thugs rob a Mob-run poker game. Dominik's allusions to the 2008 financial crisis are a bit heavy-handed, but his handling of author George V. Higgins' terse action is gruesomely beautiful. James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta also star.

The other wide release this weekend is "The Collection," a sequel to the 2009 gorefest "The Collector." It was not screened for critics.

Playing at the Tower is the documentary "Somewhere Between," which follows four American teen girls with one thing in common: All were born in China, abandoned by their parents because of that country's "One Child" policy, and adopted by families here. Some of the stories are compelling, others less so.

Lastly, the Megaplex 20 at The District is playing "Little Red Wagon," a cloying melodrama based on the real-life story of a Florida kid (Chandler Canterbury) who starts collecting donations for hurricane relief and ends up starting a charity for homeless kids. The cause is noble, but the movie is insufferable.

Television • Listings by Scott D. Pierce

Friday on TV …

College football: MAC championship — Kent State vs. Northern Illinois (5 p.m., ESPN); Pac-12 championship — UCLA vs. Stanford (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13)

NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Diamond Resorts International CEO Stephen J. Cloobeck goes under cover for a second time.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Vanessa's career-day presentation doesn't go well.

NCAA women's volleyball tournament (7 p.m. BYUtv): New Mexico State at BYU

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba feels threatened by her daughter's relationship with Kim.

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Detective Lovato's cover is blown.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Audrey comes face-to-face with the Bolt Gun Killer.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny finds a murdered college student.

Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): Relationships with mining partners are strained.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: Conference USA championship, Central Florida at Tulsa (10 a.m.); SEC championship, Alabama vs. Georgia (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); ACC championship, Florida State vs. Georgia Tech (6 p.m., ESPN); Big Ten championship, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13)

MLS Cup (2:30 p.m., ESPN): Houston Dynamo at Los Angeles Galaxy for the championship

NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets

Made in Jersey (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Martina's bosses want her to land a new client.

It's a Wonderful Life (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Classic 1946 film. (Repeat)

Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS): Tommy starts dating every guy's fantasy girl.

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Bryan and David accidentally learn the baby's gender.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 2); Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Two adventurers who are hoping to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered plane; a man who escaped from a North Korean prison camp; doctors who allege their hospitals pressured them to admit patients who didn't require hospitalization.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants race through Spain, where they go into the bullring.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mr. Gold and Regina plan to kill anyone who enters the portal.

The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): A new threat arises at the prison.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Will and Alicia are involved in two different trials involving two different people accused of the same murder.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Daniel's role as head of the company is challenged.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky makes a deal with Rothstein. (Season finale)

666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jane is sent back in time.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter is unnerved when Hannah's father pays him a surprise visit.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): The Browns and another polygamist family plan a vacation together.

Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Carrie learns that she's not entirely in the loop on the plans for Brody.