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Old Time Square and Contra Dance with Loose Shoes will perform. $5 donation. Musicians welcome to sit in.

When » Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.

Where » First Unitarian Church, 1300 E. 569 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $5 donation;

Wasatch Rails 2012

The Wasatch Division of the Rocky Mountain Region of the National Model Railroad Association will hold its annual train show, Wasatch Rails 2012, at the Utah State Fairpark. Visit www.nmrawasatch.org for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 26 from 3 p.m.- 9p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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

Tickets » $7.00; *Children 12 and younger free; Boy Scouts in uniform free, Saturday only; discount for active and retired military with current military ID.;

People’s Market

The People’s Market features items from local farmers, lunch food, music, entertainment, and handmade crafts. The Market is dedicated to building a robust food system, encourage urban micro-farmers, small-scale entrepreneurship, and support many new and smaller artisans. Visit www.slcpeoplesmarket.org for information.

When » Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.- 3p.m.

Where » International Peace Gardens, 1060 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

Meet the Candidates

Candidates for the U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative District 2 will participate in a Q&A forum.

When » Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.

Where » Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 S. 1700 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

MUSIC » Listings by David Burger

Sandra Turley

Spotlight show » Besides Jenny Oaks Baker and Mercy River, the Time Out for Women (a series of Deseret Book-run conferences for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) tour will feature Sandra Turley, who performed the role of Cosette in "Les Misérables" on Broadway. A veteran of Time Out for Girls events, the mother of three (with another on the way) has traveled from Maryland to Utah this weekend to talk to women about empowering themselves through faith, she said in a phone interview. "We all have a story and burdens, and the powers we have to get through them are with the power of Jesus Christ," she said. In between inspirational stories, Turley will be singing songs from her recent CD, "On Broadway."

When » Friday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., with Turley performing about 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m., with Turley performing throughout the day

Where » Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $53 to $72 for Time Out for Women weekend

Alex Boyé featuring the USU Chamber Singers

Spotlight show » It’s been a year to remember for the former British boy-band singer who is now an exuberant solo artist as well as member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He released an EP of patriotic songs titled "Calling America," emceed the Stadium of Fire, recorded a cover of Coldplay’s song "Paradise" with the Piano Guys (that received more than 10 million views) and, not least, became a U.S. citizen. This weekend, Boyé will reunite with the former conductor of the choir that hired him, Craig Jessop, now dean of Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts. In a phone interview, Boyé said singing with the university’s chamber singers will be a fun attempt to make choir music entertaining for young people.

When » Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Where » Kent Concert Hall, Utah State University, 600 N. 1150 East, Logan

Tickets » $12 to $30 at alexboyeinlogan.com

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Spotlight show » Several months after headlining Red Butte Garden, Grace Potter and the folk-rocking Nocturnals will return to one of her preferred cities to play, she said in phone interview. The Red Butte show was one of her "favorite concerts of the entire summer," in part because she got to perform a headlining set while spending much of the season opening for Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in their stadium tour. Not that she’s complaining about the exposure she received from the gig, which was spurred by her hit country duet with Chesney, "You & Tequila." "It was ground-breaking for us on learning how to play stadiums," the multi-instrumentalist said. "You have to work in bigger strokes." But whether in an arena or club, Potter and her bluesy, rootsy band bring it. "We like to make a spectacle wherever we go."

When » Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

Where » The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $25 to $30 at SmithsTix

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame will bring a night of rap to Rockwell at The Complex with the Friends, Fans, Family Tour.

When » Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets » $20 to $25 at SmithsTix

Kaki King with Lady Lamb The Bee Keeper

Acoustic guitarist Kaki King will perform after an opening set by Lady Lamb The Bee Keeper.

When » Friday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets » $17 at thestateroom.com

The Whigs

American garage rock band The Whigs will perform as part of their Enjoy the Company Tour with The Record Company and Soft White Sixties.

When » Friday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets » $12 at 24Tix


Salt Lake City-based "jazz-core" band Iceburn to perform along with Worst Friends and Los Rojos. Iceburn is the predecessor of The Iceburn Collective.

When » Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets » $8 at 24Tix

MOVIES » Listings by Sean Means

A sweeping time-jumping epic — which you will either love or hate — highlights the weekend’s new movies.

"Cloud Atlas" is a grandly realized, if sometimes flawed, drama that unfolds six interconnected tales over five centuries — from an 1849 Pacific voyage to a post-apocalyptic tribal society, with stops in pre-WWII Scotland, ‘70s San Francisco, modern Britain and a 22nd-century Seoul. The characters are connected by destiny and the choices they make in their lives. The cast, headed by Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, recurs in different guises, characters, skin colors and sometimes genders. Filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix") and Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run") combine these stories, taken from David Mitchell’s novel, to explore the ideas of reincarnation and the through-line of souls. It’s a stunning high-wire act of a movie, even with a few small stumbles.

Another directing collaboration is at work in "Chasing Mavericks," an inspirational sports drama notable for its impressive surfing footage. It tells the story of Jay Moriarity (played by Jonny Weston), a teen who lives to surf and becomes obsessed with tackling the mythical big waves at the California coastline known as Mavericks. He finds a mentor in "Frosty" Hesson (Gerard Butler), a neighbor and veteran surfer who puts Jay on a rigorous training program to build up the physical and mental stamina needed to challenge Mavericks. Directors Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential") and Michael Apted ("The World Is Not Enough") tag-teamed the production (Apted took over when Hanson dropped out over health issues), and they create a solid story of determination and a surrogate father-son relationship.

For Halloween, there’s "Fun Size," a comedy with the dubious distinction of being the first release under the Nickelodeon Movies banner to get a PG-13 rating. It’s also awful from start to finish, a joke-free comedy about a high-school senior (Victoria Justice) frantically trying to find her missing little brother (Jackson Nicoll) in all the trick-or-treat madness. This is one movie that deserves to be egged and toilet-papered — or, better yet, ignored completely.

The art-house slate doesn’t provide any new joys this weekend.

"The Paperboy" is an overcooked Southern potboiler, centering on a belle (Nicole Kidman) trying to get her boyfriend (John Cusack) off of Death Row — enlisting a big-city reporter (Matthew McConaughey), and getting the reporter’s younger brother (Zac Efron) hot and bothered in the process. This is director Lee Daniels’ follow-up to his acclaimed "Precious," but it’s just a mess of steamy and sweaty cliches.

"V/H/S" is a horror anthology that grafts six found-footage scary stories together, stitched like Frankenstein’s monster. There are a couple of good ones here, but the batting average isn’t enough to recommend the whole package.

Lastly, there’s another pre-Halloween offering: "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," a sequel to the 2006 horror thriller and based (like the first one) on the popular videogame series. This one was not screened for critics.

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