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Sean P. Means
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Plans for the weekend: A Verdi good time

• The Utah Jazz plays its first pre-season home game, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, tonight at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets, from $8 to $143, at Smith’s Tix.

• Alt-rock band The Helio Sequence performs tonight at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Slowdance. Show starts at 9. Tickets are $15, at 24Tix.

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Utah Opera’s production of Verdi’s "Il Trovatore" debuts Saturday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. The show starts at 7:30 (and repeats on Monday, Wednesday and next Friday, at 7:30 each night, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21). Tickets, from $13 to $78, available at ArtTix outlets.

• Local rock band New City Skyline celebrates the release of its debut album with a show Saturday at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, at Smith’s Tix.

• The otherworldly electronic sounds of Shpongle come to life Saturday at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Phutureprimitive. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the night of the show, at Smith’s Tix outlets.

• Singer-songwriter Beth Orton performs Saturday at The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Opening act: Sam Amidon. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, at the venue’s website.

• Rapper Yelawolf performs Sunday at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Rittz, Trouble Andrew, DJ Vajra, Prof. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 on the day of the show, available at Smith’s Tix.

• Reunited alt-rock band Dinosaur Jr. performs Sunday at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Shearwater. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $20, at 24Tix.

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