Weekend Express: Utah’s events planning guide
Published: December 7, 2012 11:47AM
Updated: December 7, 2012 12:36PM
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"Glee" actor Matthew Morrison, center, is among the actors scheduled to appear at the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest on Dec. 8 and 9, 2012. Courtesy Michael Yarish | FOX

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

Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest

Celebrities compete on the slopes at Deer Valley Resort to raise money for charity. Matthew Morrison of “Glee” and Larry David and Cheryl Hines of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” are among the celebrities scheduled to attend. No lift ticket or pass required to watch. A viewing area is located on Birdseye run behind the Silver Lake Lodge at mid-mountain. Guests can drive to Silver Lake and simply walk to the race area finish. CBS will air a special about the festival at 3 p.m. Sunday.

When • Noon Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9

Where • Deer Valley Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South

Tickets • Free

Winter Wonderland Figure Skating Recital

Cache Valley Figure Skating club members skating to their Holiday favorites. Free admission but requesting cans of food for the 4th Annual Cache Valley Credit Union Holiday Food Drive. Canned foods will be donated to the Cache Community Food Pantry

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where • George S. Eccles Ice Center, 2825 N. 200 East, Logan

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

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, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m.

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

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

Best of Ogden

Indie Ogden will host the First Annual Best of Ogden awards with Fox 13 reporter Ben Winslow announcing the winners in the Browning Theater. Visit bestof.indieogdenutah.com for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.

Where • Union Station - Ogden, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

Tickets • $10.00; $20 for VIP tickets;awards.indieogdenutah.com/awards-party

Clearfield City Community Services Art Show

Students of Joyce Wally, artist and oil painting instructor for Clearfield City’s Community Services’ arts program, will present a free art show.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Clearfield City Offices, 55 S. State St., Clearfield

Tickets • Free

We All Like Figgy Pudding Exhibit

Utah Arts & Museums will present the “We All Like Figgy Pudding” holiday exhibit that represents a variety of mediums and styles from contemporary artists.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Rio Gallery, 300 S. 455 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Martin Doors Food Drive

Martin Doors will be hosting a charitable food drive. Employees, customers and members of the community are all invited to participate. Martin Doors is even raising the bar by challenging their employees in a company-wide department competition. Martin Doors is partnering with the Utah Food Bank to ensure that donations are delivered to community members who are most in need.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Martin Door Manufacturing, 2828 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

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, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.

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

Tickets • $10.00; $75 for eight plants;

25 Days of Joy

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

When • 9 a.m. daily through Dec. 24

Where • Station Park, Interstate 15, U.S. Highway 89 and Legacy Parkway, Farmington

Tickets • Free

Light One Candle: Adopt-a-family Donation Drive

This winter, join the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City in lighting up the holidays for refugee families by adopting a family through the Light One Candle donation drive. To participate, contact Sarah Callicutt at Sarah.Callicutt@rescue.org or call 801-883-8457.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Freewww.rescue.org/us-program/us-salt-lake-city-ut

Arise and Shine Forth: International Art Competition for Youth

Works of art by Latter-day Saint youth from around the world are featured in a new exhibition at the LDS Church History Museum. The competition and resulting exhibition reflect the theme Arise and Shine Forth. This theme, taken from Doctrine and Covenants 115:4-6, carries an invitation from the Lord to Latter-day Saints from all nations.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • LDS Church History Museum, 45 N. West Temple , Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art

Delving into our fascination with super heroes and monsters in contemporary pop culture, We Could Be Heroes will examine the relationship between today’s super heroes and the ancient quests of mythological and religious heroes against villainous monsters.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young University Museum of Art, North Campus Drive, Provo

Tickets • Free

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, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.- 9 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, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 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, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Gift of the Drummer

Help Catholic Community Services bring a smile to a child’s face this holiday season by participating in the Gift of the Drummer holiday gift program. To participate, contact CCS who will assign a child or children most in need and send you the child/children’s information. Unwrapped gifts will be collected Dec. 3-7, 2012, and then distributed to the families. Email drummer@ccsutah.org to sign up.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

Where • Catholic Community Services, 745 E. 300 South, Salt Lake 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 www.smofa.org for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 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.;

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 www.nhmu.utah.edu for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, 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, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Utah Plein Air 2013

Utah Plein Air 2013 is a fine art, juried competition and exhibition sponsored by the Brigham City Museum of Art and History. The competition set for Aug. 23-25, 2013, is open to artists of all ages that enjoy painting, drawing and photographing “en plein air,” a French expression that refers to the 19th century style of painting outdoors. For further information, please phone 435-226-1439 or visit www.brighamcitymuseum.org.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

Where • Brigham City Museum-Gallery, 24 N. 300 West, Brigham City

Tickets • Free

Molly Mouse’s Sugar Plum Debut

“Molly Mouse’s Sugar Plum Debut,” is a ballet choreographed especially for a young audience. Over 100 mice, ages 8 - 18 years of age, dance across the stage as little Molly’s school prepares for the holiday production of The Nutcracker. This is an original ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score. Tickets are available at arttix.org.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 ,at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15.00; *bit.ly/RPe4Ym

Home Tour by Utah Valley Symphony Guild

The Utah Valley Symphony Guild are hosts of four Pleasant Grove homes. This year’s tour features “The Monticello” home patterned after Thomas Jefferson’s home, two homes with spectacular art and murals, and other festively decorated homes. All proceeds go to the symphony. Visit utahvalleysymphony.org/guild-homeshow-tickets.php for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Pleasant Grove City Library, 30 E. Center St., Pleasant Grove

Tickets • $10.00; Tickets can also be bought at Summerhays Music in Orem, 1006 S. State;utahvalleysymphony.org/guild-homeshow-tickets.php

15th Street Gallery Open House

15th Street Gallery will hold an open house with hors d’oeuvres, champagne and holiday music.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • 15th Street Gallery, 1519 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk

Cache Valley Center for the Arts will present winter gallery walk, a variety of art displayed in more than 18 businesses and temporary galleries, all within walking distance and set within the heart of Downtown Logan’s historic district. For exhibition details, maps and artist information visit cachearts.org or email events@cachearts.org.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Cache Valley Center for the Arts, 43 S. Main, Logan

Tickets • Free

Jung Society of Utah - Tending the Living Image

Stephen Aizenstat invites you into the world of Dream Tending. Dr. Aizenstat has developed Dream Tending methods that feature a process of discovery in which dreamers become “naturalists” of the psyche, observing the activity of the images in the unfolding dreamscape. He will also hold a workshop on Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit dreams.brownpapertickets.com for workshop tickets.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • $99 for the workshop;

Joyful Noise

“Joyful Noise” is a play based upon the historical characters that surrounded George Fredric Handel at the time that he created his most famous oratorio, Messiah. The play will be held in the new Brinton Hall. Visit coveycenter.org for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • bit.ly/THI1c4

Ogden LDS Institute of Religion Christmas Spectacular

The Ogden LDS Institute of Religion will present its annual Christmas Spectacular “I Heard the Bells . . . A Christmas Hope.” This year’s show features nearly 225 young adults from the Institute chorale, choralaires, and folk dancers.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where • Weber State University - Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $5.00; *Family $15; Matinee: Family $12;

Choirs & Orchestra Holiday Concert

The University of Utah Chamber Choir, A Cappella Choir and Women’s Chorus will be joined by the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and the Harp Ensemble to present a wide range of seasonal favorites. The Women’s Chorus will perform excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols,” accompanied by the Harp Ensemble. The Chamber Choir and A Cappella

Choir will present excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratoria accompanied by the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra. The ensembles will also perform “Christmas Carol,” arranged and conducted by Barlow Bradford.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10.00; *Free for University of Utah students;music.utah.edu/ensembles/choirs/index.php

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 www.TheEchoTheatre.com.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $9.00; $12 at the door;

Yoga Rave

The Krishna Temple will present a yoga rave that features bass mantra dancing and yoga classes. It’s evening of movement, mysticism, stretching, breathing, eating and making friends among like minded gatherers. Visit utahkrishnas.org for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 8 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

Where • Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 965 E. 3370 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5.00; bit.ly/MbLQlO

Tom Green

Comedian Tom Green’s maturity is reflected in his philosophy and stand-up, a lot of his material focuses on the downside of social media and his yearning for a simpler time. A cancer and Hollywood survivor Tom has a great perspective on life, relationships, political and social issues.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Where • Wise Guys Comedy Club , 2194 W. 3500 South, West Valley City

Tickets • $20.00; Must be 21;bit.ly/STQUzf

St. George’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5K!

The Arthritis Foundation will host the 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Vernon Worthen Park in St. George. There are 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 www.stgeorgejinglebellrun.org, or call 801-536-0990.

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

Where • Vernon Worthern Park, 300 S. 400 East, Saint George

Tickets • $30.00; *Through Nov. 15 ($25); Nov. 15 - Dec. 1 ($30) ; Children’s 1k ($10);stgeorgejinglebellrun.org

Hands-on Ski/Board Tune & Wax Class

Spend four hours with an REI shop tech to learn the basics of tuning your own gear. We’ll have all the tools, just bring a set of alpine skis or snowboard. Must be 18 years or older to participate. To register, visit www.rei.com/Saltlakecity or call 801-486-2100.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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

Tickets • $85.00; $65 for members;www.rei.com/saltlakecity

Breakfast with Santa

The Alpha Lambda chapter of ESA in support of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. There will be a holiday boutique, raffle, door prizes and Santa.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Where • First Baptist Church of Salt Lake, 777 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7.00; *

Oquirrh Mountain Symphony Breakfast with Santa

The Oquirrh Mountain Symphony Breakfast with Santa includes:

Christmas music by the symphony, catered morning brunch and keepsake gift and whimsical reading by Santa. Purchase tickets at the door, at ShowTix4U, at www.omsymphony.org, or write tickets@omsymphony.org

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.

Where • Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 S. 2700 West, Riverton

Tickets • $10.00;

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. 8 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

RDT’s Ring Around The Rose - Hatch Music & Magic

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. Enjoy an enchanting magic show accompanied by live classical piano & violin. This performance features deceptionist Richard Hatch, violinist Rosemary Kimura Hatch, and pianist Jonathan Hatch Visit www.rdtutah.org for information and arttix.org for tickets.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.

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

Tickets • $5.00; www.arttix.org

Of the Siren and the Sky

Of the Siren and the Sky is the first proper museum exhibition on the career of Siren Bliss, a Salt Lake City native who, by his own account, has made more than 80,000 artworks. Curated by Triple Candie, the presentation includes recreations of the artist’s drawings and sculptures, posters containing statements by him, and photographs and objects related to his life story. Visit utahmoca.org for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Hatch Academy of Magic and Music

Repertory Dance Theatre’s Ring around the Rose series will present the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music. This performance will mark the public debut in Salt Lake City of the Logan-based ensemble. Visit arttix.org for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.

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

Tickets • $5.00; arttix.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=8988

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Join teacher/naturalist Cheyenne Herland for a class that will have each participant creating hand-formed wreaths. Please RSVP by 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, to 801-621-7595.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $35.00; $30 for members;

People’s Market Holiday Market

The People’s Market will hold its 6th annual Holiday Market at Historic Trolley Square. Come inside and browse the hand-made creations of over 50 Local Utah Artisans.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11:55 a.m.- 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Art of Giving Exhibit

The Horne Fine Art Gallery will present the “Art of Giving” exhibit filled with paintings, pastels and prints by Utah artists.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 11:55 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11:55 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Come Dance with SUU

Children ages 3-11 are invited to participate in “Come Dance with SUU” at the university’s Multi-Purpose Center. The sessions are dance workshops are free and open to youngsters in the community. Visit www.suu.edu/pva/ta for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11:55 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Southern Utah University Multi-purpose Center, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City

Tickets • Free

Celtic Santa

Gypsy Moon Emporium will hold its annual Celtic Santa for children. There will be stories and treats. Visit www.gypsymoonemporium.com for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11:55 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where • Gypsy Moon Emporium, 1011 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Swim and Skate with Santa Claus

Swim and skate with Santa Claus. Bring in a food donation for the Bountiful Food Pantry and receive a $1 off admission. Visit www.southdavisrecreation.com for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11:55 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where • South Davis Recreation Center, 550 N. 200 West, Bountiful

Tickets • $5.00; *

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. 8 from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7; *www.tracyaviary.org/upcoming-events

High Altitude Holiday Art Boutique and Open House

The Swaner Eco Center will hold a High Altitude Holiday Art Boutique and Open House. The boutique will feature hand-made pieces by local artists, such as pottery, jewelry, photography, lotions, soaps, and more.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive, Park City

Tickets • Free

Judith Blair Peterson & Holly Gornik Hollyday Open House

Artists Judith Blair Peterson & Holly Gornik will hold an open house.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Where • 21st Studios and Gallery , 974 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Utah Museum of Fine Arts - Highlights of the Collection Tour

Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7; *Children (6 & under) and UMFA members are 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 www.lds.org/events. The performances are open to ages eight and older.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 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.;

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 www.bdac.org/exhibitions/past_exhibits.htm for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Santa Paws

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is calling all dogs, cats and other furry friends to celebrate the return of Santa Paws. Hotel Monaco’s Director of Pet Relations, Bella, will offer pet holiday treats (and human treats) and photo opportunities with Santa. To help animals less fortunate, a cash donation is suggested and will benefit Best Friends Animal Society Utah to spread some holiday cheer.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Hotel Monaco, 15 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Pioneer Christmas

“Pioneer Christmas: A Time for Celebration” is an interactive audience-oriented experience featuring pioneer stories, games, dancing, music, and songs that would have been a part of a 19th century Mormon pioneer Christmas celebration, including a visit from Father Christmas. The program is one-hour long and designed to engage both children and adults in a festive atmosphere of Christmas fun and well-wishes.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • LDS Church History Museum, 45 N. West Temple , Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; Reservations Required. Limit 4 per person;history.lds.org/event/pioneer-christmas-program

Swedish Heritage Society of Utah Lucia Celebration

See Lucia and her Starboys and get in the spirit of Christmas. Arrive early as the doors will be closed during the Lucia procession. There will be dancing, a visit by Santa Claus and shopping. There will also be face painting, a fish pond and other fun activities for the children in the foyer following the program.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Olympus Junior High School, 2217 E. Murray Holladay Road, Cottonwood Heights

Tickets • $6.00; *

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Join the hotel for special menorah lighting in honor of Hanukkah. Each evening at Sundown in the lobby a local Rabbi will preside over a special menorah lighting ceremony. Small offerings will be provided.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.

Where • Waldorf Astoria Park City, 2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City

Tickets • Free

Thrillionaires Improv Group with Kirby Heyborne

The Covey Center for the Arts will present an improv comedy, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” performed by the Thrillionaires and guest staring Kirby Heyborne. Visit coveycenter.org for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $14-$16;bit.ly/UC0Q3O

Dixie State College Holiday Concert

The Dixie State College Symphony Orchestra will perform a number of holiday classics, including such favorites as “Sleigh Ride,” “O Holy Night,” Mannheim Steamroller’s “Silent Night,” and music from the film “The Polar Express,” among many other popular carols.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Dixie State College - Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 S. 700 East, St. George

Tickets • $5.00; *

Murray Symphony Orchestra

The Murray Symphony and the Mapleton Chorale will celebrate the season with a memorable holiday concert. The program will include selections from “Messiah,” John Williams’s “Home Alone” Christmas Suite, Vaughan-Williams’s “Fantasia on Greensleeves” and other music to celebrate the holidays. A food donation for the Food Bank is requested.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Where • Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • Freewww.murraysymphony.org

A Celebration of Christ Interfaith Concert

Temple Square Performances invites you to attend “A Celebration of Christ.” Musical arrangements by composer Taryn Elkins of classic Christmas songs entwined with beloved sacred hymns provide a musical celebration of the birth and life of Jesus Christ in this special interfaith concert. This event is open to ages eight and older. Free tickets can be ordered at www.lds.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Freewww.lds.org/events

American Heritage Christmas

Paul “Cactus Jack” La Marr joins the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic and American Heritage Youth Chorus for their fifth annual Christmas benefit concerts. Tickets sold by phone 801-642-0055, at the door and at www.American-Heritage.org/show.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m..

Where • American Heritage School, 736 N. 1100 East, American Fork

Tickets • $12.00; www.American-Heritage.org/show

Sotto Voce in Ogden

Sotto Voce, an a cappella quartet, will perform music of the Christmas season.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E. 5550 South , Ogden

Tickets • Free

James Burnes Sculpture

Featured artist James Burnes has installed a public artwork in downtown Park City, Utah. “Flaco,’ created in 2010, is a life-sized horse sculpture, created with CorTen steel and wood, and sealed to protect the artwork from elemental decay.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Gallery MAR, 436 Main St., Park City

Tickets • Free

World of Puppetry

Discovery Gateway announces the opening of the World of Puppetry, featuring puppets and masks representing a variety of world cultures culled from the collections of Brigham City World of Puppetry Museum and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit will be held in Discovery Gateway’s Studio 444, through Dec. 29, 2012.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11:55 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • $8.50; *discoverygateway.org

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 www.parkcityhistory.org for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Park City Museum, 528 Main , Park City

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

Annual Gingerbread Jimmi House Competition

The Park City Library will host the annual Gingerbread Jimmi House Competition. Children, ages 5-12, can bring their holiday gingerbread creations to the library by 6 p.m. Dec. 3. The award show will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. with Santa. Visit www.gingerbreadjimmi.com/activities.html for information.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • Free

Forum for Questioning Minds - Jeffrey Nielsen

The Forum for Questioning Minds will feature Jeffrey Nielsen, adjunct lecturer at Westminister College and Utah Valley University who will discuss what is required to live in happiness at the present moment regardless of circumstances.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Books and Authors Series - Walter Jones

Walter Jones, a librarian and collector of Vietnam War literature, will be the guest speaker at the J. Willard Marriott Library‘s Books and Authors Series. A veteran of the Army and Army National Guard, Jones plans to discuss literature that sheds light on the later U.S. involvement in Vietnam, including some through the 1920’s and 1930’s, as well as during the French wars in Indo-China.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Veteran Speaker Series - Richard V. Casdorph

The Veteran Speaker Series will feature Richard V. Casdorph, a U.S. Marine who served in the Korean War. For more information, contact Rick Randle, 801-278-7013. Sandy Santoros Combo will play at 6:20 p.m.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra Holiday Favorites

The Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra will perform “Stille Nacht” and “Deck the Halls,” “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson and “A Canadian Brass Christmas.” Light refreshments will follow the performance.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.

Where • All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Wesley Bell Ringers Christmas Concert

The Wesley Bell Ringers will perform a Christmas Concert.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.

Where • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 8601 West Hillcrest St. in Copperton

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

Jazz Vespers Quartet

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform. On Dec. 9, 2012, the music of Elvis Presley will be performed. Visit facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Vespers-Quartet/364277976994593 for information.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

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. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

MUSIC • Listings by David Burger

Punch Brothers

Spotlight show • Progressive bluegrass band the Punch Brothers are on tour in support of “Who’s Feeling Young Now?” and will perform along with The Milk Carton Kids. The band is led by Chris Thile, the mandolin player of Nickel Creek, and a recent recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the Genius Grant), a prestigious award that comes with $500,000. “He was such an obvious choice,” said Punch Brothers banjo player Noam Pikelny in a Tribune interview. “It was only a matter of time. I’ve never seen someone so hard-working and devoted to his craft. He’s always focused on what’s next.” The band recently released a five-song EP called “Ahoy!” culled from “Who’s Feeling Young Now?” One of the highlights of the EP is a cover of Josh Ritter’s “Another New World,” which had to make room on the album for a cover of Radiohead’s “Kid A.” “We try to get non-traditional sounds out of traditional instruments,” Pikelny said.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

David Hidalgo & Alejandro Escovedo

Spotlight show • This special tour features the pairing of Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Austin-based rock troubadour Alejandro Escovedo — both of whom have extolled the virtues of local Mexican restaurant Red Iguana for years. “I haven’t found better Mexican food than Red Iguana,” said Escovedo in a Tribune interview. He said he always surprises people when they ask him — a Hispanic Texan — where the best Mexican food can be found, and he invariably answers “red Iguana.” Food aside, Escovedo is on the resurgence in part because he recently agreed to be managed by Jon Landau, the former Rolling Stone rock critic who became Bruce Springsteen’s manager and guided The Boss to stardom. “It’s been a big thing having Jon Landau.” Escovedo said. “He’s a visionary. His guidance has been invaluable.” What’s interesting about the partnership, Escovedo said, was that he “had a reputation as being unmmanageable.”

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m.

Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $35 at thestateroom.com

NOFX

Spotlight show • Singer and bassist Michael John Burkett — better known to NOFX fans as “Fat Mike” — doesn’t anticipate any special celebrations in 2013 to mark the influential punk band’s 30-year anniversary. After all, he said in a Tribune interview, “We celebrate every night.” Gratified by the re-election of President Barack Obama — Burkett organized the “Rock Against Bush” tour that preceded George W. Bush’s re-election bid — he is now focused on the second season of his band’s reality show, “Backstage Passport,” which will be released in the new year. What separates his behind-the-scenes series, Burkett said, is that his “reality show ... is actually true.” With the series nearing completion, Burkett will celebrate Hannukah with his family this season, having decided that “I’m not a believer that Jesus Christ ever existed.” There is one problem, he added. “I don’t know what Hannukah is.” Teenage Bottlerocket and Elway open.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $22 at partytix.com

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Spotlight show • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will bring their “The Heist” World Tour to The Depot. Rapper Mackelmore, with his producer Ryan Lewis, have became the latest national hip-hop stars, with their recent album “The Heist” debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. To celebrate that unexpected chart spot, Lewis said in a Tribune interview that he does what he always does to celebrate something: drink some Jameson Irish whiskey and then do something that is unlike him: stop working, if even for a moment. Much of the attention from the album is the anthem “Same Love,” a song calling for marriage equality and gay rights. “It was a song [Macklemore] wanted to write for a long time,” Lewis said. They discussed the formation of the song by asking themselves the question, “How do you write this when you’re a straight white rapper?” said Lewis, 24. It worked, and Ellen DeGeneres has invited them to her show and called them “heroes.”

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • Sold out

Santa Jam with Brett Eldredge

The 101.5 The Eagle Live Concert Series presents Santa Jam with Brett Eldredge at Outlaw Saloon. Brett Eldredge is an American country music singer signed to Atlantic Records Nashville. He is the cousin of Terry Eldredge of The Grascals.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

Where • Outlaw Saloon, 1254 W. 2100 South, Ogden

Tickets • $10 at SmithsTix

No Bragging Rights

Hardcore punk metalcore band, No Bragging Rights, will perform. They will be joined by Alters, Forever Came Calling and Skiesdie in Wonderland.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 at SmithsTix

Lark & Spur Christmas Concert

Lark & Spur began as street performers in Paris. Now they are a local quintet featuring acoustic guitars, double bass, mandolin, woodwinds and vocals.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Jamie O’Neal

Country singer-songwriter Jamie O’Neal to perform at The Westerner. The Australian-born singer has had much success in the United States with songs like “There is No Arizona.”

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 p.m.

Where • The Westerner, 3360 S. Redwood Road, West Valley City

Tickets • $7 at SmithsTix

Don Waldis

Dan Waldis’ “A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe” combines traditional Christmas music with unique jazz arrangements. Performing this year with Dan will be: Jerry Floor, Jim Stout, Dave Murphy a surprise guest.

When • Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Leona Wagner Black Box, 138 West Broadway, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 at ArtTix

Eddie Palmieri-Brian Lynch Quartet

GAM Foundation’s JazzSLC presents Eddie Palmieri with the Brian Lynch Quartet. Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and pianist Eddie Palmieri has been called “The Sun of Latin Music,” and has been a bandleader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras for more than 50 years.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $28 at artix.org

Fictionist with The Moth & The Flame

The Utah Music Association’s Holiday Bash will feature Fictionist with The Moth & The Flame, sponsored by Utah Music Association and Infinity Event Center.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

Where • Infinity Event Center, 26 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix

TELEVISION • Listings by Scott D. Pierce

Utah stars in the centerpiece of this year’s 25 Days of Christmas event on ABC Family — The Mistle-Tones (Sunday, 9 and 11 p.m.), a made-for-TV musical that was shot here earlier this year.

Tia Mowry stars as the good girl; Tori Spelling stars as the mean girl; and there are lots and lots of Christmas songs.

Friday on TV …

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): PostNet CEO Steve Greenbaum goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike brings home a duck he shot.

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba tries to get dirt on Bobby’s past.

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The owner of a speak-easy is murdered.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Peter is in danger as he watches Windmark.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Haven falls into a deep sleep.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Henry gets mugged.

Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): Scott and George get kicked off their claim.

Saturday on TV ...

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

The American Giving Awards (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Deserving charities are honored. Joel McHale hosts.

College basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Utah at BYU

White House Christmas: Through the Years (8 p.m., HGTV): A look back at Christmases past, followed by White House Christmas 2012 (8 p.m., HGTV).

Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS): Tommy loses Courtney Love’s instruments.

War Horse (9 p.m., Showtime): Steven Spielberg directed this 2011 drama. (Rated PG-13)

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Bryan is unhappy when David hires a woman to baby-proof their home.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Jamie Foxx hosts; Ne-Yo performs.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Benals (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 2); New Orleans Saints at New York Giants (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packer (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest (1 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Filmed in Utah, this event benefits the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and the Waterkeeper Alliance.

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A report on efforts to save the world’s most endangered tortoise.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In a two-hour episode, the remaining teams race to the finish and the $1 million prize.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Marge disapproves of the new neighbors’ parenting methods.

NBA (7:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers

Christmas With Holly (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In this heartwarming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, a little girl struggles after the death of her mother.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A botanist’s murder is tied to the medical marijuana business.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter learns that the man behind his mother’s death has been released from prison

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Oddly enough, the Brown teenagers volunteer with an organization that helps people escape from abusive polygamist families.

Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Carrie continues her hunt for Nazir and for the mole in the CIA.