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Movement - Art by Sonya Dinsdale

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Sonya Dinsdale’s recent abstract works speak through the movement of paint, chalk, paper and fabric.

When » Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at 5 p.m.

Where » Tin Angel Cafe, 365 W. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Banned Books Virtual Read-Out

Join the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out. The King’s English will shoot video of customers reading from their chosen banned book. The videos, along with thousands of others across the country, will be uploaded to the Banned Books YouTube channel. Visit kingsenglish.indiebound.com/event/banned-books-virtual-read-out for information.

When » Friday, October 5 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

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Where » The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Physics Open House

Weber State University’s Department of Physics will host the sixth annual Physics Open House in Lind Lecture Hall. The event, will feature presentations, demonstrations and interactive activities conducted by WSU physics faculty and students.

When » Friday, October 5 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where » Weber State University, 1905 University Circle, Ogden

Tickets » Free; While the event is free, event organizers are conducting a canned food drive for the Utah Food Bank;

Will Dance for Kids Project Flash Mob and Food Drive

Hundreds of local dancers ranging in age from 3 - 18 will be participate in a surprise "Thriller" Flash Mob and Food Drive at Gardner Village. The dancers will be dressed in their "thriller" zombie costumes. This "Kick Off" event for Will Dance For Kids Project will feature dancers from studios participating to collect food for the kid’s programs at The Utah Food Bank. Visit www.willdanceforkidsproject.com for information.

When » Friday, October 5 at 6 p.m.

Where » Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets » Free

Chef’s Table Oktoberfest - A Demonstration Beer Pairing Class

Harmons Bangerter Crossing Cooking School plans a classic Oktoberfest menu crafted by Chef Evan Francois in this demonstration class. Joe Mastrorocco, Uinta Brewing Company‚ is a walking encyclopedia of beer, conducts the beer tasting. Visit bit.ly/RQUbBs for information.

When » Friday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Where » Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper

Tickets » $55; Must be 21;bit.ly/RQUbBs

M. John Fayhee - Author

Ken Sanders Rare Books presents "Smoke Signals," a reading and booking signing with author M. John Fayhee. For more information, visit bit.ly/POZnlS.

When » Friday, October 5 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where » Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Jason Gray And Todd Agnew

Christian musicians Jason Gray And Todd Agnew will perform. Tickets available online at www.itickets.com/events/287336.html.

When » Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

Where » Calvary Chapel of Salt Lake City, 460 W. Century Drive, Murray

Tickets » $10-$25;www.itickets.com/events/287336.html

Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House

The Zombie Apocalypse at XSI Factory was envisioned and built in partnership with Scenic Solutions and will employ talented actors and volunteers to execute an all new themed haunted house experience. Visit zombieutah.com for information.

When » Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m.

Where » XSI Factory, 4425 N. Thanksgiving Point Way, Lehi

Tickets » $20; zombieutah.com/pricing-and-schedule

The Drowsy Chaperone

Bringing its five Tony awards straight from Broadway, Drowsy Chaperone will delight and dazzle. This musical has everything - beautiful chorus girls, an oil tycoon, gangsters in disguise, mistaken identities, and an unflappable English butler all in the quiet comfort of one man’s living room. For more information visit www.terraceplayhouse.com.

When » Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Where » Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden

Tickets » $7-$12;www.terraceplayhouse.com

RDT’s Embark

RDT opens the 2012-2013 season with a salute to the ground-breaking revolutionaries who dare to expand, challenge, and re-define dance: Cunningham’s 1965 How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run; the work of unique Japanese artist, Michio Ito; Eight Seconds of Fame; and Hello World. Visit rdtutah.org for information.

When » Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Where » Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » rdtutah.org

Geography Club

Russel Middlebrook is convinced he’s the only gay kid at Goodkind High School but soon he meets other gay and bisexual students. But how can such a diverse group of kids get together without drawing attention to themselves? By creating a club that’s so boring, nobody would ever, in a million years, join it: The Geography Club. Visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/geography-club for information.

When » Friday, October 5 at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where » Studio 115 Theatre, 240 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $10; *All University of Utah students receive free tickets to the entire 2012-2013 season with a U card;kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/geography-club

Haunted Circus

The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will shock visitors with its Big Top Tent of Horrors and haunted trailers. Entertainers from Odyssey Dance Theatre will dazzle the crowd with zombie dancers performing Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller." Visit www.stranglingbros.com for more information and tickets.

When » Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.

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