Eccles gala opening
Rita Moreno will emcee the event, with performers including Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony-nominated Megan Hilty (of TV’s “Smash”) and performers from Ballet West, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Opera Chorus and the University of Utah theater department.
When » Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where » George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City
Tickets » $50-$200, available at the box office, at artsaltlake.org or by calling 801-355-2787; ticket holders will be invited to a post-show celebration on Regent Street. Dress is black tie (encouraged, not required).
Free performances throughout the Eccles Theater complex are set on Saturday, Oct. 22:
10-11:45 a.m. » Aspen Winds, Chitrakaavya Dance, Chrome Street Quartet, Columbia Jones, Eastern Arts, Finding Kate, Jim Fish, Myriad Dance Company, New Zealand-American Society, Ophir Creek, Rusty Shovels, Unity Gospel Choir, Utah Children’s Theatre Company, Utah Repertory Theater, Utah Symphony, Wing & Claw
Noon-1:45 p.m. » Anabil Chaudhuri, Aspen Winds, Ben Brinton, Canyons, Carlos Emjay / A Band Called Earthrise, Chrome Street Quartet, Columbia Jones, Dallyn Vail Bayles, Khemera Dance Troupe, Nino Reyos / Harry James, Plan-B Theatre, Rebecca Aneloski, Salt Lake Vocal Artists, Tablado Dance Company, The Runaway Blues, Utah’Ko Triskalariak, Utah Opera, Vocal Point, Wing & Claw
2-5 p.m. » Alyssa Pyper, Ballet Folklorico Citlali, Children’s Dance Theatre, Gabino Flores, Hectic Hobo, Jim Guss Trio, Joshy Soul, Los Spanglos, Mariachi de Mi Tierra, Rumba Libre Band, Salt Lake Electric Ensemble, Samba Fogo, Svengali Jazz Quartet, Talia Keys, The Bboy Federation, The Joe McQueen Quartet, The Riverton High School Music, Dance & Theatre Class, Tom Call Sextet, Utah’Ko Triskalariak, VCR5, Vocal Point, Wasatch Music Coaching Academy Funk Band, Who’s Louis? Theatre Company
Sunday » The complex also will be open Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the public to explore performance spaces and enjoy the Encore Bistro and concessions.
More information » artsaltlake.org/events/eccles-theater
‘Music and the Spoken Word’
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will broadcast its weekly program, “Music and the Spoken Word,” live from the Eccles — the first episode in the broadcast’s 88-year history to originate from a Salt Lake venue other than the Tabernacle or Conference Center.
When » Sunday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Tickets » The free tickets are all gone, but the program will be live-streamed in the Salt Lake Tabernacle and will be carried on its regular TV and radio outlets.