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Published January 11, 2013 5:06 pm

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People of Utah 1892-2011

Utah Arts & Museums will present the exhibition "People of Utah 1892-2011" on the 4th Floor of the Utah State Capitol. The exhibition runs through July 12. The Visitor Center can be reached at 801-538-1800 or capitoltours@utah.gov.

When • Every day through July 12.

Where • Utah State Capitol Building, 300 N. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Winter Pop-Up Farmers Market

Downtown Alliance will sponsor a Winter Pop-Up Farmers Markets that will showcase a "Healthy New Year" theme, and will feature a healthy cooking demo and information on how to improve your diet and your life! Tons of produce, cheeses, beef, pork, apples, and much more and all local. Visit http://www.slcfarmersmarket.org for information.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m.- 3p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m.- 3p.m.

Where • Pierpont Place, 163 W. Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Bountiful/Davis Art Center Moving Sale

As Bountiful/Davis Art Center will host a "moving sale" that will include some desks, chairs, display cases, tables, etc all at rock-bottom prices. There will also be some art for sale at deeply discounted prices.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9 a.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Red Butte Garden Water Conservation Garden Capital Campaign

Red Butte Garden is seeking support for its Water Conservation Garden until Feb. 1, 2013. The future three-acre garden will feature drought-resistant native plants and non-invasive exotic specimens from around the world. Visit http://www.redbuttegarden.org/WCG for information.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.

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

Tickets • http://www.redbuttegarden.org/WCG

Chase McCleary Exhibit

Red Butte Garden will host Chase McCleary whose abstract paintings are based on McCleary's love for atmospheric landscapes, open spaces and distant horizons. Visit http://www.redbuttegarden.org/chase_mccleary for information or call 801-585-0556.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m.- 5p.m.

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

Tickets • $10.00; *Red Butte Garden members are free;

Essential Dance Film

TenduTV (tendu.tv) is accepting submissions for Essential Dance Film, a curated selection of features and shorts by choreographers and filmmakers from around the world. If you would like your film to be considered for Essential Dance Film, email content@tendu.tv with the following information: Title of film, year and place of premiere, screening history, type of source video (eg. Beta, Digibeta, Apple Pro Res), link to a clip (if available) and confirmation of music rights. submissions will be considered until Jan. 15, 2013.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.

Where • Salt Lake City, , Salt Lake City

Willamarie Huelskamp Art Exhibit

Pioneer Theatre Company's Loge Gallery will present "Gallimaufry," an exhibit of paintings by local artist Willamarie Huelskemp.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • Pioneer Theatre Company - The Loge Gallery, 300 E.1400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Venessa Gromek Exhibit

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present a new exhibition in the Locals Only Gallery, "The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble" by Venessa Gromek. Drawing on notions of the sublime in both nature and design, Gromek's "Tents" series addresses the intersection of the outdoor industry with the aesthetics of modern sculpture. Visit utahmoca.org for information.

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

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

Tickets • Free

After the End Exhibit

Central Utah Art Center will open its new, temporary space in Salt Lake City with the group exhibition "After the End" featuring 10 artists whose works engage with the possibility of apocalypse and the sublimity of the experience of overpowering forces of nature.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 from 11:55 a.m.- 7p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11:55 a.m.- 4p.m.

Where • Central Utah Art Center, 175 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Eric Lee Exhibit

Old Towne Gallery will present the artwork of Eric Lee. Lee's work is back painted frameless glass paintings and functional art, a process he pioneered. The treatment has the additional benefit of creating an airtight backing.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 from 11:55 a.m.- 8p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11:55 a.m.- 8p.m.

Where • Old Towne Gallery, 580 Main , Park City

Tickets • Free

The Psychedelic Experience

Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery will present "The Psychedelic Experience: Rock Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1966-1971." The exhibit features posters by the premiere graphic artists of the era and spotlights concerts produced by the legendary Bill Graham and Family Dog Productions at San Francisco's historic rock palaces: the Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore West and the Avalon Ballroom. Visit www.edu/pva/artgallery for more information.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 from 11:55 a.m.- 7p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11:55 a.m.- 7p.m.

Where • Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City

Tickets • Free

Utah Eagle Forum Annual Convention

The annual Utah Eagle Forum Convention will feature Tom DeWeese, president of American Policy Center. For more information, contact Gayle Ruzicka at 801-756-8077 or utaheagleforum@gmail.com.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 from 8 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • Radisson Hotel, 215 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $49.00; $85 per couple;

Internet Classes

The Family History Library is offering an all-day series of classes on Getting Started on the Internet. The topics include: "Introduction," and "Searching Ancestry." To register for the classes, send an email to FHLClassReg@familysearch.org or call 801-240-4950.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m.- 2:15p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

HUE + ME Exhibit

Provo City Library will present the HUE + ME art exhibit that explores the ambiguous nature of color and its oxymoronic existence as a pool of "shared imagination" from which artists and viewers draw inspiration and fashion individual and collective understandings.

When • Friday, Jan. 11 from 6 p.m.- 8:30p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • Provo City Library, 550 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • Free

RDT's Ring Around The Rose - Ballet West

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. Experience the life of a prima ballerina & find out what it's really like to dance on those tippy toes. Visit http://www.rdtutah.org for information and arttix.org for tickets.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m.

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

Tickets • $5.00; http://www.arttix.org

Weaving a Revolution

Art and culture come together in the exhibit, "Weaving a Revolution." The "Celebration of Contemporary Navajo Baskets" will feature more than 150 works of art created over the past 30 years by basket makers from the Monument Valley, Utah area. Visit nhmu.utah.edu/weaving-a-revolution or call 801-581-4303 for information.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.- 5p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m.- 5p.m.

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

Tickets • $11.00; *Free Jan. 14, April 15;nhmu.utah.edu/weaving-a-revolution

HawkWatch International Hawk Talk

Nikki Wayment, HawkWatch International Education and Outreach Director, for a Hawk Talk that will focus on Buteo and Accipiter hawks. Visit nhmu.utah.edu/events/hawk-talks-1 for information.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.- 12p.m.

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

Tickets • $11.00; *http://www.nhmu.utah.edu

Camp Hobe Fundraiser

Rockreation will host the Climb Against Cancer to benefit Camp Hobe. Activities available will include bouldering, top-roping, and lead climbing, under the supervision of Rockreation staff. Camp Hobe is a non-profit organization that provides a summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 from 6 p.m.- 9p.m.

Where • Rockreation Indoor Climbing, 2074 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15.00;

Train Your Tastebuds

This intro class presents a masterful array of herbs & spices, salts & seasonings, and flavors and combinations of ingredients that will ignite and advance your culinary skills. Visit harmonsgrocery.com/cooking-school for information or call 801-617-0133.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $35.00; bit.ly/VB9IUK

The Many Faces of Pasta

The Harmons instructors will explain how in the Italian tradition each type and shape of pasta needs to be combined with the proper sauce. Visit harmonsgrocery.com or call 801-428-0365 for information.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Harmons City Creek, 135 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $35.00; bit.ly/XjaADe

The Drowsy Chaperone

Bountiful High School will present the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone." Tickets can be purchased at Paisley Skye, Top Hat DVD and Video, and the BHS Business office. Call 801-402-3900 for more information.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

Where • Bountiful High School, 695 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful

Tickets • $6.00; $8 at the door;

Anna Deavere Smith

Impressionist Anna Deavere Smith will perform. Visit ecclescenter.org for information or call 435-655-3114.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $18-$65;

Sunday Brunch

Come learn how to make those great breakfast classics without doing the work. The chef will prepare everything in front of you while you sit back and relax this Sunday morning. Visit harmonsgrocery.com or call 801-428-0365 for information.

When • Sunday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.

Where • Harmons City Creek, 135 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $39.00; bit.ly/UIxeTb

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, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m.- 7p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.- 7p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • Gallery MAR, 436 Main St., Park 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 • Sunday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Tooele Library, 128 Vine Street, Tooele

Tickets • Free

MUSIC • Listings by David Burger

Hollywood Undead

Spotlight show •If anyone doubts that the masked rap-rock ensemble Hollywood Undead has a conscience, consider this. When the band heard about the Newtown massacre, members tried to get the song "Kill Everyone" pulled from their new album "Notes From the Underground," released on Jan. 8. Alas, it was too late, said Johnny 3 Tears. But the hard edge of the group remains, with some of its grittiest material yet ready to be unveiled live. Tears said he is "more inclined to write music when you're emotional, in one direction or the other," which explains his sadder, more brutal songs on the band's third album. But he added, "I still like to party." This time around, based on the group's past commercial success, Hollywood Undead was in total control of what went on the album, with little label involvement. "It's working with people you want to work with," Tears said. The group also plans on continuing to wear the masks during the tour, for reasons other than scaring people. "It's engaging in some degree," Tears said. "I always felt it was important that there was never a face to [Hollywood Undead]. It could be anyone doing it. It breaks down barriers between us and the audience."

When • Friday, Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 579 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $19.50 at SmithsTix

Shemekia Copeland

Spotlight show • By the Chicago blues singer's estimation, it has been about a decade since she last performed in Utah. So that's why it seems fitting that Shemekia Copeland will have two nights of music to thrill Park City audiences. Copeland, 33, has had a year to remember, with her latest CD "33 1⁄3" being nominated for a Grammy at February's awards show, as well as coming off a performance at the White House where she jammed with Buddy Guy and sang alongside Mick Jagger. "I wish I had a good story," the singer said in a phone interview about how she was invited to sing for President Barack Obama. "They just called, and I couldn't believe it. I was just so honored — it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience." Last week, Copeland's manager told her that a contestant on the Hungarian version of the televised singing competition "The Voice" sang one of her songs, and Copeland said she didn't even realize there was a Hungarian version of "The Voice." But she was thrilled nevertheless, because it means her socially conscious message is being heard. "I'm about putting my message out into the universe," she said. "What's the point of being an artist if you can't help out in some way?"

When • Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • GA $25 in advance, $28 door; front-of-house $33 in advance, $35 door; cabaret seats $39, $44 door; at egyptiantheatrecompany.org.


Augustana, a pop-rock band from San Diego, will play stripped-down, acoustic versions of its songs on this tour. Indie singer-songwriter Lauren Shera will open.  

When • Friday, Jan. 11, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at 24Tix

Randy Rogers Band

The Texas-based five-piece Randy Rogers Band brings its brand of country music to The State Room.

When • Friday, Jan. 11, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $17 at thestateroomslc.com

Heems (of Das Racist)

Now that Heems' rap group Das Racist has broken up, the rapper is touring as a solo act. 

When • Friday, Jan. 11, 9 p.m.

Where • Metro Bar, 540 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City 

Tickets • $10 advance, $12 day of show; 21+ ;SmithsTix.com

The Perfect Storm #2 Rap Battle

The AHAT Utah Division — a showcase for up-and-coming rap artists — sponsors "The Perfect Storm #2."

When • Saturday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m.

Where • UPROK Records, 342 S. State, Salt Lake City 

Tickets • $10 advance, 15 at the door; at SmithsTix.com

Red Desert Ramblers 

The Utah-based bluegrass group will perform.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at arttix.org

Cash'd Out

The Johnny Cash tribute band will perform. 

When • Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 advance, $17 day of show; 21+; at thestateroomslc.com

Trampled by Turtles

Trampled by Turtles will perform its style of bluegrass, "speedgrass," with special guest Honey Honey.

When • Sunday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m.

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City 

Tickets • $20; 21+; at SmithsTix.com

TELEVISION • Listings by Scott D. Pierce

The NFL playoffs continue. The Jazz play a couple of games. The Golden Globes are presented. And HBO and Showtime begin new seasons of some of their Sunday-night series.

Friday on TV ?

NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Tim Allen's former ?Home Improvement? co-star, Richard Karn, makes an appearance.

Men's college basketball (7 p.m., KMYU): San Jose State at Utah State

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Lewis at BYU

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba is caught on tape dissing Kim.

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An off-duty cop is killed during a robbery.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Walter goes into a sensory deprivation tank in hopes of recovering important information from his own memory.

Merlin (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Ancient prophecies about Mordred may come true.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Erin questions Mayor Poole.

Saturday on TV ?

NFL playoffs: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos (2:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13)

NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Detroit Pistons

Men's college basketball (4 p.m., P12N): USC at Utah

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Lewis at BYU

2013 Miss America Competition (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 5): Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet host.

Wedding Band (8 and 9:30 p.m., TBS): The guys have a very annoying fan.

Women's college gymnastics (8:30 p.m., P12N): Utah at UCLA

Sunday on TV ...

NFL playoffs: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Houston Texas at New England Patriots (2:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2)

Women's college basketball (3 p.m. P12N): Colorado at Utah

Golden Globe Awards (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Belle runs into Captain Hook.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Bart's test score will decide the fate of Springfield Elementary.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Eli and Jordan give Peter conflicting advice.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emily and Aiden launch their latest plan at a gala fundraiser.

Downton Abbey (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A letter from a dead woman might save the estate.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team investigates the death of a geologist.

Happy Endings (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The gang plays football.

Don't Trust the B.... in Apt. 23 (9:30 p.m., ABC/ Ch. 4): Chloe slips June an herbal relaxant.

Girls (10 p.m., HBO): In the season premiere, Hannah throws a housewarming party.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): In the season premiere, Fiona isn't happy with how boring Jimmy has become.

Enlightened (10:30 p.m., HBO): In the season premiere, Amy shares some incriminating emails with a journalist.

House of Lies (11 p.m., Showtime): In the season premiere, Marty and the team have to adjust to the new reality in the wake of the sexual harrassment scandal.

Californication (11:30 p.m., Showtime): In the season premiere, Hank barely survives his encounter with Carrie.

MOVIES • Listings by Sean P. Means

With the Oscar nominations fresh in our ears, one of the big Best Picture contenders finally arrives in Utah theaters.

"Zero Dark Thirty" is rightfully a Best Picture nominee, because it's one of the sharpest, most thrilling and most thought-provoking movies of the year. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the team that made "The Hurt Locker," depicts in chilling detail the legwork, false starts and dogged analysis behind the hunt for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. It starts with waterboarding, which is not shown as something that works but as an example of the nation's panicked response to 9/11. From there, Bigelow and Boal show how brains and determination paid off after many years. The focus here is on Jessica Chastain, starring as a CIA agent at the center of the search, in a performance that is as tight and intelligent as the film.

The big studio opening this week is "Gangster Squad," a stylish but derivative cops-and-robbers movie set in '40s Los Angeles. It stars Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling as L.A. cops charged with a deep-undercover mission to root out gangster Mickey Cohen (played by a scenery-chewing Sean Penn). Director Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland") cribs from the gangster canon, particularly from Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables," for a good-looking but empty experience.

The other studio movie this week is "A Haunted House," a broad parody of the "Paranormal Activity" found-footage horror films and their ilk. It was not screened for critics.

The best on the art-house slate is "The Central Park Five," a riveting documentary about a recent case of injustice – the arrest and conviction of five teens for the brutal 1989 rape and beating of a woman jogger in Central Park. Directors Ken Burns (yes, that Ken Burns), Sarah Burns (his daughter) and David McMahon (her husband) present the case with journalistic clarity and barely concealed anger, with an urgency that's unusual considering Ken Burns' trademark gentility. It's also a page-turner of a story, fascinating from start to finish.

Lastly, the German drama "Barbara" is an intriguing character study of a Cold War-era doctor (Nina Hoss), contemplating escape to the West when she's reassigned from Berlin to a rural East German hospital. Hoss' performance, as a caring doctor torn between personal needs and professional duty, is quite engaging.