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Sean P. Means
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Plans for the weekend: “Nutcracker” arrives

• Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performs a solo show tonight at Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $35, at Smith’s Tix and the Kingsbury website.

• Rapper Jake Miller performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Action Item, Arit Dubai. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix.

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Ballet West debuts its annual production of "The Nutcracker" tonight at the newly refurbished Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30 (and repeats throughout December). Tickets available at ArtTix.

• The Utah Symphony performs Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (the "Unfinished" Symphony) and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 (the "Polish" Symphony), tonight and Saturday at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Thierry Fischer conducts. Show starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are available at ArtTix.

• The Utah Jazz play host to the Sacramento Kings, Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets available at Smith’s Tix.

• Japanese doom-metal band Church of Misery performs Saturday at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show, at Smith’s Tix.

• Utah pianist Peter Breinholt performs his 10th annual Christmas concert, Saturday at the Jeanne Wagner Theatre, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, at ArtTix.

• Punk/hardcore band Suicidal Tendencies perform Saturday at Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City. Opening acts: Terror, Trash Talk, The Inspector Cluzo. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Tix.

• Hip-hop artist Johnny Richter, formerly of Kottonmouth Kings, performs Sunday at Lo-Fi Cafe, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, at Smith’s Tix.

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