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Utah Watercolor Society 2012 Fall Member Exhibition

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Vist the Patrick Moore Gallery to view Utah Watercolor Society members’ art, selected and juried by renown artist, Donna Zagotta. A reception will be held Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. Visit www.patrickmooregallery.net for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » Patrick Moore Gallery, 2233 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Battleground States

Battleground States brings together local, national, and international artists who engage with the discourse of visual culture and gender studies. Through video, sculpture, installation, and photography, these artworks explore ideas of how figuration, the body and identity intertwine. The exhibit runs Oct. 5, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013. Visit utahmoca.org/exhibitions/upcoming/battleground-states for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.


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Where » Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Dining Around the World: Harvesting New Roots in Utah

The Utah Refugee Coalition will sponsor Dining Around the World: Harvesting New Roots in Utah. Join us for a week of flavor infused dishes prepared by chefs and Utah refugees from around the world. Visit a participating restaurant and ask for the featured dish and the purchase will support Utah refugees as they enrich our communities. Visit utahrefugeecoalition.wordpress.com/upcoming-urc-events or email info@utahrefugee.org for more information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

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

Cost » Varies by participating restaurant

Pumpkin Festival Train Ride

Special activities, entertainment, pumpkin treats, pumpkin decorating, and a scenic evening train ride. Visit hebervalleyrr.org/special-events/fall-special-events or call 435-654-5601 for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

Where » Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West, Heber City

Tickets » $15 per person ages 4 and up; $3 children 3 and under;

Red Butte Garden After Dark

Vampires, werewolves and ghosts have overrun the Garden, and we need your help to scare them away! While these monsters are all here to celebrate Halloween, they actually have a lot to teach us about the natural world we live in every day. Visit www.redbuttegarden.org/garden_after_dark_2012 for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

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

Tickets » $10.00; $5 for members;redbuttegarden.org/garden_after_dark_2012

Halloween at the Bay

Enjoy a Halloween park throughout Oct. with activities for the entire family, including pumpkin painting, monster laser tag, a corn maze, haunted hallow and hay rides. Call 435-237-9506 for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.

Where » Willard Bay State Park, 900 W. 650 North #A, Willard

Tickets » $7.00; *

My Son Pinocchio

The Riverton Arts Council will present "My Son Pinocchio." Based upon the book by David I. Stern, this is a charming musical perfect for family members of all ages. The script tenderly portrays the relationship between parents and children and offers life lessons for both. Assigned-seat tickets are on sale at RivertonArtsCouncil.org, at Peterson’s Marketplace, or at the door one hour before each performance.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where » Sandra N. Lloyd Performing Arts Center, 12830 S. Redwood Road, Riverton

Tickets » $10.00; *RivertonArtsCouncil.org

Ana Castillo Poetry Reading

Westminster College will host a reading by writer Ana Castillo as part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series in the main auditorium of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

Where » Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

SCERA’s Theatre for Young Audiences will present "Flat Stanley," the little boy who is literally flattened after an accident and begins traveling through the mail in a series of adventures in his quest to become three-dimensional once more. Visit www.scera.org/events/view/198 for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

Where » SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets » $6.00; *purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=22554

Community Date Night - Ron McMillan and Stephen M. R. Covey

Best-selling authors and world-class presenters, Ron McMillan and Stephen M. R. Covey, will teach vital skills for communicating with marriage partners and children. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Utah County. To register, visit vitalsmarts.com/utahvalleydatenight by Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where » Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St., Provo

Tickets » $5 donation ;

The Future of Salt Lake County-Meet the Candidates for Mayor

Join County mayoral candidates Mark Crockett and Ben McAdams in an open public forum as they address issues certain to shape our future. KUED-TV’s Ken Verdoia will moderate, with plenty of time for audience questions. Admission is free and open to the public.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

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

Tickets » Free

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, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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