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Weekend Express: Your fun-stuff planning tool
First Published Dec 09 2011 10:44 am • Last Updated Dec 09 2011 05:05 pm

We’re here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers.

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Dickens Christmas Festival » 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Dec. 15-17, Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West. The sights and sounds of 19th century London come alive at the Dickens Christmas Festival. Admission: adults $7, seniors (age 65 and over) and children (age 4-12) $5. For more information, www.dickenschristmasfestival.com or 801-538-8400.

American West Symphony » 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 East, Sandy. Holiday concert. Admission: $10 adults, $8 students. For more information, www.americanwestsymphony.org.

Carols of Christmas » 7:30 p.m. Friday, Kaysville Tabernacle, 198 W. Center, Kaysville. The Weber State Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Mark Henderson will present choral music from their 2011 Christmas concert. Admission free. For more information, 801-546-8575.

Layton hayrides » 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 17, Burger Stop, 323 E. Gentile, Layton. The hayride leaves the Burger Stop and goes through Layton Commons Park. Admission $2. Proceeds go to local charities. For more information, www.burgerstop.net or 801-544-8090.

Blue Man Group » 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is a unique form of entertainment. Admission $42.50 to $67.50. For more information, www.kingtix.com or 801-581-7100.

Antelope Island - Beacon Knob Hike » 5 p.m. Saturday, meet at the Antelope Island marina to caravan to the trailhead. Join the park naturalist on this easy to moderate, five-mile roundtrip, full-moon hike to Beacon Knob. For more information, 801-721-9569.

Breakfast with Santa on the moon » 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West. Join Santa at the planetarium for breakfast, photos and science demonstrations followed by a special 10:15 a.m. screening of Arthur Christmas at the Megaplex 12 at The Gateway. Admission $18-$25. For more information, www.clarkplanetarium.com/blog/santa-the-moon-and-a-movie-2 or 385-468-STAR(7827).


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Santa visit (Clearfield) » 8:45-11 a.m. Saturday, North Davis Junior High, Clearfield Aquatic Center, 835 S. State St., Clearfield. Kids from 2-12 can join Santa for a group photo, continental breakfast, activities in the gym and a coin dive in the aquatic center’s leisure pool. Admission: $7.50 per child, $5 for adults (breakfast only). For more information, www.clearfieldcity.org or 801-525-2640.

Santa visit (Farmington) » 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Community Arts Center, 120 S. Main, Farmington. Admission free to city residents. For more information, 801-451-0953.

Family Art Saturday » 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple. Kick off the season by making message garlands that spell out Happy Holidays or Fa! La! La! Admission free. For more information, www.slartcenter.org or 801-328-4201.

What a Woman Wants Show » 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. On the spot makeovers, skin care, the latest in home decor, health and wellness. Admission $5, seniors half price, children under 5 free. For more information, www.whatawomanwantsshow.com.

Westminster Chorale Holiday Concert » 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East. Admission free, limited to those at least 6 years old. For more information, www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents or 801-832-2457.

29th Annual Vivaldi by Candlelight Benefit Concert » 8 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 12 C St. (& South Temple). Admission $40. Proceeds benefit the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. For more information, www.utahdiplomacy.org or 801-832-3270.

Voice Male Christmas » 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan. Admission $8-$15. For more information, www.centerforthearts.us/events.html or 435-752-0026.

Christmas Feast » 6-9 p.m. Saturday, American West Heritage Center, 4025 South Highway 89-91, Wellsville. Enjoy a wagon ride, a delicious meal and "A Wild West Christmas Carol." Admission: $24.50 adults, $19.50 kids 3-11. For more information, www.awhc.org or 435-245-6050.

Utah Valley Handbell Ringers Christmas Concert » 3:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville. Tickets are free but required, available at the Springville Museum of Art. For more information, www.smofa.org/events_programs/sunday_concert_series.html or 801-489-2727.

St. George Motocross RMX Series » 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, St. George Motocross Park, east off exit 2, St. George. Admission: $25 per rider. For more information, www.stgeorgemx.com or 435-668-4908.

Creche Festival » 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Canyon View LDS Stake Center, 1985 N. Main St., Cedar City. Festivities include live musical performances, displays from around the world and a live children’s nativity. Admission free. For more information, 435-586-9783.

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