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Weekend Express: Utah's event planning guide

Published November 2, 2012 2:22 pm

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We're here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment.

Environmental Conference

The Utah Environmental Congress holds its 14th annual conference 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Canyon Rim Plaza, 3191 South Valley St. (3300 East) in Salt Lake City. Montana wolf researcher Jay Mallonee speaks on "Wolves: Politics, Management, and Reality." Mallonee's presentation at 7 pm is preceded by a social hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. where guests can peruse items in the silent auction which raises funds for UEC's work to protect the national forests and native wildlife in Utah.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 6 p.m.

Where • Canyon Rim Plaza, 3191 South Valley St. (3300 East) in Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at the door; http://www.24tix.com/event.html?show_id=T32470646403247064640319

Moab Folk Festival

A three-day Folk Music Festival that includes contemporary, traditional, and roots music. Dayime venue includes food, crafts, and art vendors. Go to moabfolkfestival.com/fr_home.cfm for more information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2, from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where • Star Hall, 58 E. 300 South, Moab

Tickets • $35.00; Festival Pass, $120;http://www.moabfolkfestival.com/fr_home.cfm

Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Buckaroo Fair

The Wasatch Western Heritage, Inc. will present the 18th annual Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Buckaroo Fair. Events include the the BYU Symphony with Michael Martin Murphey, nine concerts, Cowboy Poetry Express Trains, Timpanogos Valley Theatre production, and a Western Art Rodeo. Visit hebercitycowboypoetry.com/index.php?mod=event for a schedule of events and tickets.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.,Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.

Where • Wasatch High School, 930 S. 500 East, Heber City

Tickets • Cost for events range from $10-$59;ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=28

Candidate Forum - Jim Bradley and Joe Demma

Salt Lake County Council At Large candidates Jim Bradley and Joe Demma will join the Greater Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce forum to help residents stay politically informed and involved. Visit Room 223. Visit business.sandychamber.com/events/index for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2, from 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

Where • Miller Free Enterprise Center Auditorium, 9750 S. 300 West, Sandy

Tickets • Free

Pre Winter Ski Sale and Tree Tag Sale Fundraiser

Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation will sponsor its annual cross country ski sale. Gently used equipment will be on sale Nov. 2-3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Soldier Hollow Ski Resort in Midway, Utah. As an added bonus, Christmas tree tags will be sold by the Forest Service starting at 8 a.m. Visit fs.fed.us for more information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Soldier Hollow, 2002 Olympic Drive, Midway

Tickets • Freewww.soldierhollow.com

Catholic Community Services Holiday Food Drive

Catholic Community Services will collect and donate Holiday Food items, including turkeys, hams (of all sizes), canned yams & pumpkin, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, and canned vegetables. Food may be donated at the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, 2504 F Avenue or to United Way of Northern Utah.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where • Catholic Community Services - Ogden, 2504 F Ave., Ogden

Tickets • Free

Weir Was Here: Secret Rooms, Doors and Windows Exhibit

Brigham Young University will present "Weir Was Here: Secret Rooms, Doors and Windows," an exhibit that features photographs of the beauty and textures of the interiors of Julian Alden Weir's house and studio. Weir was one of the founders of American Impressionism.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young University Harold B Lee Library, PO Box 26800, Provo

Tickets • Free

Business and Economic Summit & Training

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host the Business and Economic Summit & Training. The theme for this year's program is "Embracing the Radical Future" and will feature an agenda focused on radical changes coming to Davis County and business community. RSVP by contacting the Davis Chamber online at http://www.davischamberofcommerce.com/best, or by calling us at 801-593-2200.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where • Weber State University, Davis Campus, 2750 N. University Park Boulevard, Layton

Tickets • $75.00; $65 for members and $75 at the door;http://www.davischamberofcommerce.com/best

Startup Weekend

Weber State University, Ogden City government and local entrepreneurs will present the first Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend is a fast-paced event where teams of designers, developers, and entrepreneurs get together to pitch their ideas, prototype new products, and present them to a panel of judges. Visit ogden.startupweekend.org for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.

Where • Hilton Garden Inn - Ogden, 2271 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $99.00;

Suzuki Strings Regional Workshop

String students from throughout southern Utah converge for a regional workshop with clinician Randen Heywood. The public is invited to the concert on Nov. 3, 2012, at 5 p.m. For more information on the workshop or concert contact Sara Penny at suzukistringscc@gmail.com.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 6p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • Heritage Theater - Cedar City, 105 N. 100 East, Cedar City

Tickets • Suggested donation is $5 for the Nov. 3 concert.;

Mothers Without Borders Boutique

Mothers Without Borders will host a charity boutique that showcases carvings, jewelry, quilts, and nativity scenes that are handcrafted in Zambia, Africa. There will also be locally donated handmade merchandise. There will be a Kid's Korner with gently used children's books for sale. The Greek Orthodox Ladies organization will serve a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 279 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Glass Art Show

The Art Glass Guild of Utah will hold a show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works, and jewelry will display the brilliant colors. Items displayed will be available for sale. Visit redbuttegarden.org/glass_art_show for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.00; *Free for members;

Hemolution Exhibit

The Utah Arts Festival Gallery will present "Hemolution" with Trevin Prince.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 S. 500 West #120, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination

Discovery Gateway's new exhibit is a larger-than-life throwback to the classic Tinkertoy construction set and features GE's innovative technologies. Visit discoverygateway.org/visit-the-museum/tinkertoy-exhibit for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.50; *Members & Children under 1, free;discoverygateway.org/visit-the-museum/tinkertoy-exhibit

Chihuly Venetians - The George R. Stroemple Collection

For the first time in Utah, legendary glass artist, Dale Chihuly will exhibit a famous and sought-after collection: Chihuly Venetians The George R. Stroemple Collection A Stroemple/Stirek Collaboration. The exhibit will run Oct. 13 to Jan. 6 in the Main Gallery. For more information visit http://www.kimballartcenter.org.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • Free

Grantseeking: A Crash Course for Nonprofits

Join The City Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center at a seminar for beginning nonprofit grantseekers. A limited number of computers will be available for the hands-on training, but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible. To register call: 801-957-2192, or register online at bit.ly/OlL9fM.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30.00; bit.ly/OlL9fM

Breaking Dawn: Six Word Biography Contest

The Volturi are coming! Get ready for the movie release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Write a 6-word biography of your favorite character. Entries will be displayed in the library. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a Megaplex movie gift card. Contest ends Nov. 10, 2012.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

Where • Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free; For children 12 and older;

Ted and Linda Kohler Barnes Photo Exhibit

The photographs of Ted and Linda Kohler Barnes will be featured on the Utah Valley University campus gallery. Subjects range from Europe to Mongolia and China, and include South America, Mexico, and the USA.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

Where • Utah Valley University Wasatch Campus, 3111 N. College Way, Heber City

Tickets • Free

Utah Archaeology Week Poster Contest

The Antiquities Section of State History invites Utahns to help promote the state's exciting past by entering the Utah Archaeology Week Poster Contest. For more information, visit history.utah.gov/archaeology/i_love_archaeology/prehistory_week/index.html.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

Where • Utah State Archives, 346 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Arab Uprising and Revolutions

The Hinckley Forums will present Joseph A. Kechichain who will discuss "Arab Uprising and Revolutions: An Indigenous Perspective." The lecture will be sponsored the Political Science Department and the Middle East Center. Dr. Kechichian is the CEO of Kechichian & Associates, LLC, a consulting partnership that provides analysis on the Arabian/Persian Gulf region. Visit http://www.hinckley.utah.edu for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 10:45 a.m.

Where • University of Utah Orson Spencer Hall, 260 Central Campus Drive (U. of U. campus), Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Global Spotlight Russia: Pastoralism

Utah Valley University's Woodbury Art Museum is partnering with the Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement to present "Global Spotlight Russia: Pastoralism" starting with an Oct. 16 reception at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display at the museum through Dec. 15, 2012.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Woodbury Art Museum - Utah Valley University, 575 E. University Parkway, University Mall, Suite N250, Orem

Tickets • Free

Falling Art Exhibit

To celebrate all things Autumn, Local Colors Gallery will present its art show "Falling." Featured artists include painters Jane Autry and Catherine Darling Hostetter, plus potter Cheryl Glenn. Visit http://www.localcolorsart.com for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Where • Local Colors, 1054 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Bike Drive for the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective

This weekend drop your bike or bike parts off for donation to the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. This charity provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs in the community, focusing on children and lower income households. Go to the self serve kiosk at Customer Service, fill out the paperwork and turn it in with your bicycle donation to any CS specialist.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.

Where • REI - Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

canSURVIVE Fundraiser

Needs Beyond Medicine will sponsor the canSURVIVE fundraiser for survivors of cancer. There is no admission fee but donations are appreciated. Check out the website for further information, http://www.cansurvive.us.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Where • Radisson Hotel, 215 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free but donations accepted;

Lunafest

Girls on the Run will present Lunafest, a traveling film festival of award winning short films by, for and about women. The film showing will include nine short inspirational films. Tickets are available at lunafest.org/saltlakecity.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25.00; lunafest.org/saltlakecity

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The University of Utah Department of Theatre will present "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" the story of Benjamin Barker who has escaped from prison, returning to seek revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him, ravaged his young wife, and stole away his daughter. Visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15.00; *All University of Utah students receive free tickets to the entire 2012-2013 season with a U card;

Lucky Stiff

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts will present "Lucky Stiff," in the Allred Theater. The musical play "is a madcap musical farce that combines key elements of murder, gambling, dogs, mistaken identities, eyeglasses, diamonds and a corpse being taken on a tour of Monte Carlo. Tickets are available at Dee Events Center Tickets, the Browning Center Box Office, 1-801-626-7000 or weberstatetickets.com.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Weber State University - Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $9-$12; weberstatetickets.com

The Lion in Winter

Pinnacle Acting Company will present "The Lion in Winter," the story of King Henry II of England as he prepares to announce which of his three sons will inherit the throne, and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine has other plans. For tickets and information, visit http://www.pinnacleactingcompany.org or call 801-810-5793.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. Center, Midvale

Tickets • $15.00; *2 for 1 Preview Night: Nov. 1; All matinees are $12;http://www.pinnacleactingcompany.org

Ballet West's The Lottery

Ballet West opens its season with "The Lottery," based on a short story by Shirley Jackson. Visit arttix.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=8193 for information. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 801-355-ARTS.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18-$74;arttix.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=8193

Songs of Rosemary Clooney

The Grand Theatre's new "Backstage at The Grand" Concert Series continues on Nov. 1 by presenting "Songs of Rosemary Clooney" performed by Ginger Bess. Visit http://www.the-grand.org/events/166-songs-of-rosemary-clooney for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12.00; tickets.slcc.edu/TheatreManager/1/online

Make Your Story Count! Personal History Conference

The Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians invites the public to attend free workshops and introductory presentations on preserving life stories. Visit http://www.utahaph.blogspot.com/p/personal-history-conference.html for information.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South , West Valley City

Tickets • Free

Winter Farmers Market

The Utah State Fairpark will host the first ever Winter Farmers Market. There will be an emphasis on holiday sales. The market will be held the first and third Saturday of each month starting Nov. 3, 2012 and ending March 16, 2013. The market will be held in the Deseret Building.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where • Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West , Salt Lake City

Tickets • Freewww.utahstatefair.com/wintermarket

Day of the Dead Celebration and Altar

Una Mano Amiga and The Utah Cultural Celebration Center will present the annual Day of the Dead altar display and community gathering, a folk art exhibit and event recognizing this significant and expressive Mexican holiday. The Day of the Dead Celebration will be Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.- 6p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.- 6p.m.,

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South , West Valley City

Tickets • Free

Fall Orchid Show 2012 - Utah Orchid Society

The Utah Orchid Society will host the annual fall orchid show at Red Butte Gardens. On Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m., there will be an open forum discussion on the culture and care of orchids. Utah Orchid Society members will be available for questions. Visit redbuttegarden.org/orchid_show for information.

When • Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.00; *

Deer Valley Adopt an Elder Rug Show and Sale

Adopt A Native Elder and Utah's very generous community bring 30 traditional Navajo weavers from reservation to Deer Valley Rug Show and Sale Nov. 2-4, 2012. Details at http://www.anelder.com/media_kit/media_kit.html.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.- 6p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • Deer Valley Ski Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City

Tickets • $5-$30;

International Game Day

Join us for board games, card games, video games, and more! Open to the public. Adults, teens and kids are welcome to come play and enjoy.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11:55 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where • Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, Murray

Tickets • Free

Wasatch Theatre Company's Page-to-Stage Program

Wasatch Theatre Company will present its Page-to-Stage Program. This year Wasatch will present six original short plays, from comedy, drama, to the absurd. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.arttix.org or by calling 801-355-2787.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15; arttix.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=9523

Salt Lake City Fraternal Order of Eagles Christmas Bazaar

The Salt Lake City Fraternal Order of Eagles #67 will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar. Admission includes a meat loaf dinner beginning at 5 p.m. The bazaar will include Christmas items, homemade crafts, baked goods, pictures and candles.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Eagles, 1104 W. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6

Nepali Culture Night

The Nepalese Association of Utah will present its Nepali Culture Night Festival 2012. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.utahnepal.org.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.

Where • Historic Murray Theatre, 4949 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20; $25 at the door;

Utah Environmental Congress Conference

The Utah Environmental Congress will hold its 14th annual conference. Montana wolf researcher Jay Mallonee will discuss "Wolves: Politics, Management, and Reality." There will be a silent auction to raise funds for the UEC. Visit bit.ly/QffYm8 for tickets.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

Where • Millcreek Herbs, 3191 S. Valley, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; $20 at the door;bit.ly/QffYm8

Monica Campbell & Dancers

Imagine Ballet will present Monica Campbell and Dancers for an evening of innovative and thought provoking dance. Highlights include "Breathing Room" and an award-­winning excerpt from "The Final Hours." Visit smithstix.com/events/item/root/monica-campbell for information.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $15; smithstix.com/events/item/root/monica-campbell

Vespers Service and Reader Orthros Service

Orthodox Christian Vespers Service will be held Nov. 3, 2012 and Reader Orthros Service on Nov. 4, 2012. There will be coffee hour following service.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.

Where • Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church, 280 W. Center St., Orem

Tickets • Free

World of Puppetry

Discovery Gateway announces the opening of the World of Puppetry, featuring puppets and masks representing a variety of world cultures culled from the collections of Brigham City World of Puppetry Museum and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit will be held in Discovery Gateway's Studio 444, through Dec. 29, 2012.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11:55 a.m.- 6p.m.

Where • The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.50; *discoverygateway.org

MUSIC • Listings by David Burger

Lights

Spotlight show • Last year, a snowstorm wrecked Lights' plans at The Complex, but this week is looks like the weather will be accommodating. Lights is the stage name of 25-year-old Canadian Valerie Anne Poxleitner, who is touring in support of her second album, "Siberia." The synth-pop musician plans to revisit "Siberia" again soon by recording an acoustic version of the album, she said in a Tribune interview. "'Siberia' was quite a triumph in that I pushed myself," she said. "I was challenging myself as well as my fans, because they're growing up with me ... 'Siberia' will always be an important place for me." Lights is also known for incorporating, well, lights and other bells and whistles into her live performances. "There has to be several senses that have to be serviced," she said. Arkell is also on the bill.

When • Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Father John Misty

Spotlight show • Father John Misty is the stage name of Joshua Tillman, a former member of Fleet Foxes. (In a queer coincidence, two other members of Fleet Foxes will perform at The State Room the day before Tillman.) Tillman has been recording solo releases of his experimental folk music for nearly a decade, but his recent release "Fear Fun" is his second as Father John Misty, and he said in a Tribune interview that he feels more creatively fulfilled than he has been in a while. "It's more like me enjoying myself," he said. "Enjoying oneself, for me, is a barometric reading of [whether] what I'm doing is anything good." Prior to the writing of "Fear Fun," Tillman went into seclusion along the California coast and wrote a novel that re-focused his thoughts, he said. "The novel was a chance to write with zero personal context," he said. "I wasn't beholden to any stock-in-trade creative parameters. I got way outside that perspective." Le Sera and Jeffertitties Nile are also on the bill.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $13 at 24Tix

Poor Moon

Poor Moon, a band comprised of longtime friends Christian Wargo, Casey Wescott, and brothers Ian and Peter Murray, will perform. Wargo and Wescott are members of Fleet Foxes.

When • Friday, Nov. 2, at 9 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 at thestateroomslc.com

Sera Cahoone

Urban Lounge presents country/folk artist Sera Cahoone to perform with The Parson Red Heads and Desert Noises.

When • Sunday, Nov. 4, at 9 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8 to $10 at 24Tix

TELEVISION • Listings by Scott D. Pierce

Real Salt Lake travels to Seattle to take on the Sounders in the first leg of the MLS playoffs (8 p.m., NBCSN) — a rematch of their 2011 playoff series.

For those of you who haven't caught on to th quirks of soccer, this is actually the first half of what amounts to a single match. The score from tonight's game will be added to the score of the Nov. 8 game in Rio Tinto Stadium.

A year ago, RSL won 3-0 at home; Seattle won 2-0 at home; RSL won 3-2 overall and advanced to the West Conference finals.

If the two teams are tied on aggregate after the Nov. 8 game, then we'll head to overtime. If they're still tied after OT, then we'll head to a shootout.

Friday on TV …

Women's college volleyball (3 p.m., P12N): Utah at Colorado

NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at New Orleans Hornets

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The CEO of Modell's Sporting Goods goes under cover

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike is a big Romney supporter; the rest of his family leans Obama. (Season premiere)

Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Matt Lauer hosts this one-hour telethon to benefit American Red Cross relief efforts. Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Jimmy Fallon are scheduled to appear.

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba McEntire stars in this predictable but not entirely unlikable sitcom as the wife of a philandering country music star who leaves him and moves to Malibu.

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A woman dressed in a ball gown is found at the bottom of a pond in Central Park.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): There's a brutal, vigilante homicide.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The team responds to devastating events.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A man is stabbed by a guy dressed as the spirit of death.

Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): The guys are threatened by floods and a dangerous farmer.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: Texas State at Utah State (1 p.m., KMYU); Washington State at Utah (P12N)

Women's college volleyball (1 p.m., BYUtv): Loyola Marymount at BYU

MLS playoffs (6 p.m., NBCSN): D.C. United at New York Red Bulls

Men's college basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Findlay at BYU

We Bought a Zoo (9:15 p.m., HBO): A widower (Matt Damon) buys a dilapidated zoo in this 2002 film. (Rated PG)

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Bryan goes overboard with Halloween — including a trip to the pumpkin patch with his pal, Nicole Richie.

21 Jump Street (10 p.m., Starz): Dumb, funny 2012 comedy. (Rated R)

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Louis C.K. hosts; Fun performs.

Sunday on TV ...

MLS playoffs (1:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Sporting Kansas City at Houston Dynamo

NFL: Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The teams race to Istanbul, where — for the first time ever — one team steals another team's money.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emma chases Captain Hook up a beanstalk in search of a magic compass.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Sister Monica Joan is accused of theft. (Season finale)

The X Factor (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The finalists perform.

The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): The group is separated.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An unexpected problem gets in the way of Peter's campaign.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mason Treadwell digs for information about Emily and Amanda.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In "Upstairs, Downstairs," Sir Hallam suffers the consequences of his actions.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The victims of a kidnapping may not be who the kidnappers thought they were.

666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Dr. Evans ends up in debt to Gavin.

Real Housewives of Atlanta (10 p.m., Bravo): Another season of this godawful show begins.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky makes an offer to Andrew Mellon.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): LaGuerta tries to dig up new evidence in the Bay Harbor Butcher case.

Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Annie sits in with the Neville Brothers.

Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Brody agrees to help Carrie and Quinn prevent an attack on America, but his loyalty is called into question.

MOVIES • Listings by Sean P. Means

The first movie weekend of November is highlighted by a bad guy going good.

The big movie this weekend is Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph," a funny and sweet computer-animated comedy about a videogame villain (voiced by John C. Reilly) who — after 30 years of wrecking stuff in his "Donkey Kong"-like game — wants to be the hero for a change. The movie finds great humor bouncing around the different videogame worlds, from a violent first-person-shooter game to a candy-themed racing game where Ralph encounters the acerbic but good-hearted Vanellope (voiced by Sarah Silverman). The voice work, particularly by Silverman, give this hilarious movie its heart. (Read The Cricket's interview with director Rich Moore.)

"Flight" marks the first live-action movie that Robert Zemeckis has directed since "Cast Away" in 2000. Denzel Washington stars as an airline pilot who performs a miraculous move to save a plane from a horrific crash. But the investigation into the crash raises questions about his alcohol abuse. The movie becomes a straightforward drama about substance abuse, but Washington's strong performance makes it work.

One more studio movie wasn't screened for critics: "The Man With the Iron Fists," a kung-fu extravaganza that stars and is directed by RZA (founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan).

On the art-house side, there's a little post-Halloween horror in "The Bay," an effective found-footage thriller directed by Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," "Diner"). It depicts a biological epidemic striking a Chesapeake Bay town over a Fourth of July weekend, shown via smartphone images, surveillance cameras and other cool tricks.

"Hello I Must Be Going" is an offbeat romantic comedy, about a divorcee (Melanie Lynskey) moving back in with her parents — and starting up a relationship with a much younger man (Christopher Abbott). It's sharp and funny, and Lynskey is delightful.

The French thriller "The Big Picture" starts with a Paris lawyer (Romain Duris) learning his wife (Marina Fois) has been unfaithful — and spins out of control from there. The movie, based on a novel by American author Douglas Kennedy, is tension-filled and intriguing.

Lastly, several Megaplex theaters are screening "Christmas Oranges," a made-in-Utah melodrama based on the popular holiday story about a kindly orphan (Bailie Johnson) teaching a mean orphanage operator (Edward Herrmann) the meaning of Christmas. It's syrupy stuff, with the emotions laid on with a trowel.