Plans for the weekend: “Faust” and flashbacks
• "Nu metal" band Otep performs tonight at the Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray. Opening acts: Lydia Can’t Breathe, Stolen Babies, New Years Day. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix.
• The Utah Symphony performs Berlioz’s "The Damnation of Faust," tonight and Saturday at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Thierry Fischer conducts the symphony; the Utah Symphony Chorus also performs, with mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, tenor Michael Spyres , baritone Roderick Williams, bass-baritone Adam Cioffari, and soprano Tara Stafford-Spyres. Show starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets available at ArtTix.
• The Flashback Music Festival brings the oldies Saturday to the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Kenny Loggins headlines; other acts are: KC & The Sunshine Band, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Foghat and Hotel California — A Salute to The Eagles. Show starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $27 in advance, $37 on the day of the show, at the Fairpark website.