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Weekend Express: Utah's events planning guide

Published November 16, 2012 2:40 pm

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Park City World Cup Skeleton and Bobsled

The second World Cup event of the 2012-2013 season is Friday and Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park. See this Team USA site for details: http://bit.ly/RXJvQo

When • Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17. Competitions begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days as well as 5 p.m. Friday.

Where • Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Parkway in Park City

Tickets • Free

Fare Exhibit

The Utah Arts & Museums will sponsor the opening of the exhibition "Fare," that explores the relationship of food to culture.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Alice Merrill Horne Gallery, 617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Utah 2012: Craft & Photography

Utah Arts & Museums will host its annual statewide exhibition "Utah 2012: Craft & Photography."

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Rio Gallery, 300 S. 455 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders

United Way of Salt Lake's Young Leaders will be collecting items for the children at Guadalupe School and the PAL Boxing Center. Donations can be dropped off at Enterprise Rent-a-Car locations through Dec. 10. Donations can also be made via credit card online or by hosting a donation drive at your office. For Enterprise locations and other information, visit http://www.uw.org/news-events/events/make-the-holiday-season.html.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where • Enterprise Rent-a-Car - Salt Lake City, 404 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Operation Christmas Child

Participants of the Operation Christmas Child can drop off gift-filled boxes at Calvary Chapel of Salt Lake City. Operation Christmas Child provides shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a letter of encouragement for million of children around the world.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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

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. 16 at 10 a.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Operation Christmas Child

Participants of the Operation Christmas Child can drop off gift-filled boxes at Hidden Valley presbyterian. Operation Christmas Child provides shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a letter of encouragement for million of children around the world.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Hidden Valley Presbyterian, 12883 S. 1300 East, Draper

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. 16 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 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

Children's Justice Center of Salt Lake County - Give Back Night

The Children's Justice Center of Salt Lake County has teamed up with all the Utah locations of Joe's Crab Shack for the restaurant's annual "Give Back Night" to raise funds for child victims of crime. Visit cjcslc.org for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m.

Where • Joe's Crab Shack, 65 East 9400 S, Sandy

Josie Fife Exhibit

Charley Hafen Jewelers - Gallery will feature the paintings of Josie Fife.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where • Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery, 1409 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Live PC Give PC

For the second year in a row, Live PC Give PC, a 24-hour online pledge drive, will raise funds to benefit the Kimball Art Center and other Summit County non-profit organizations. Interested donors can register and donate online at livepcgivepc.razoo.com/story/Kac. For more information visit livepcgivepc.razoo.com/giving_events/LivePCGivePC12/home.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Chefs Table Turkey Turkey Turkey!

Flock to our kitchen to discover new ways to serve old favorites for this traditional holiday feast. Visit bit.ly/QRhvNe or call 801-617-0133 for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $55.00; bit.ly/QRhvNe

Dart the Turkey and Best Dessert Baking Contest

Do you have a steady hand and a powerful throw? Try winning this year's Thanksgiving turkey for a chance to win one of many prizes awarded to the best Dart the Turkey and best Dessert Baking contest winners. Visit bit.ly/Z1zDIA for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Where • Clearfield Aquatic Center, 825 S. State St., Clearfield

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic combines unforgettable stories and enthralling characters that have entertained families all over the world. The cast of Disney stars include Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear & Woody, Nemo & Dory, Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket. Visit smithstix.com for tickets.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Where • EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $16-$50;smithstix.com/events/item/root/doi-100-years-of-magic-nov-14

The Will Rogers Follies

Hillcrest High School will present their 2012 fall musical "The Will Rogers Follies."

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Where • Hillcrest High School, 7350 S. 900 East, Midvale

Tickets • Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door;

Short Fiction Reading

Westminster College will present a free reading by six contributors to "The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard" as part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. A book signing and reception with the authors will follow the reading.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Where • Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business , 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Grease

The Performing Arts Department at Riverton High School will present "Grease."

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Where • Riverton High School, 12476 S. 2700 West , Riverton

Tickets • $8.00; *

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Kearns High School will present "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Where • Kearns High School, 5525 S. Cougar Lane , Kearns

Tickets • $7.00; *Tickets are $6 at the door for students and kids and $8 for adults. ;

Phantom of the Opera

Davis High School will present "Phantom of the Opera."

Tickets available at http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/708 or call 801-402-8800.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Where • Davis High School, 325 S. Main St., Kaysville

Tickets • $7.00; *http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/708

Oliver!

Fresh from its recent London revival, Charles Dickens' treasured tale of the orphan boy sings with marvelous music. Lionel Bart's book, music and lyrics stir the spirit and teach that each child is a gift and that love is the yearning of the soul.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • $15-$26, no children under age 5 permitted. No performances on Oct. 17 or Nov. 21-22;halecentretheatre.org/buytickets.php

South Pacific

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" is based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Visit http://www.haletheater.org/theater for information. Visit webticketing.haletheater.org/showdates.php?s_id=181 for tickets.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Hale Center Theater - Orem, 25 W. 400 North, Orem

Tickets • $16-$20;webticketing.haletheater.org/showdates.php?s_id=181

Noises Off

Westminster College presents a theatrical production of "Noises Off" in the Courage Theatre. "Noises Off" is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy titled, "Nothing On," a single-set farce in which lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue. To purchase tickets call 801-832-2457.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Jewett Center for Performing Arts , 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00; http://www.ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=21

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. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15.00; *All matinees are $12;http://www.pinnacleactingcompany.org

Legally Blonde - The Musical

The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts will present "Legally Blonde - The Musical." Purchase tickets by calling 801-466-6700 or at http://www.saltlakespa.org.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, 2291 S. 2000 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8 and $15;http://www.saltlakespa.org

Orchesis Dance Theatre Fall Concert

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts will present Orchesis Dance Theatre’s Fall Concert in the Eccles Theater. Guest artist Charlotte Boye-Christensen of Ririe Woodbury Dance, will perform her own solo aerial work. Tickets can be purchased at the Dee Events Center Ticket office, the Browning Center Box Office, by phone at 1-801-626-7000 or on-line at weberstatetickets.com or at the Browning Center Box Office beginning one hour before curtain.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $9-$12;

Of Mice and Men

In collaboration with The Acting Company's 40th Anniversary - Cache Valley Center for the Arts will present their touring production "Of Mice and Men" at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets are available at the CVCA ticket office, online at http://www.EllenEcclesTheatre.org or by calling 435-752-0026.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Cache Valley Center for the Arts, 43 S. Main, Logan

Tickets • $24-$35;

Guys and Dolls

Dixie State College Theatre, Music and Dance Departments present their production of the American classic musical "Guys and Dolls." For tickets, call 435-652-7800 or visit dixiestatetickets.com/Box_Office/Theatre.html.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Dixie State College , 225 S. 700 East, Saint George

Tickets • $10.00; bit.ly/PSwHxM

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. 17 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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

Tickets • Freewww.utahstatefair.com/wintermarket

Scout Saturday: Native vs. Invasive

The Ogden Nature Center's teacher/naturalists help scouts pass badge requirements during one 45-minute workshop. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit required. Call 801-621-7595 or visit http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs for more information.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m.

Where • Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden

Tickets • $5 per session per scout;

Holiday Boutique

The Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church's womens philanthropy group, Philoptochos, will hold a boutique for the benefit of The Work Activity Center.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 5335 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Freeze Your Cookies Off 5K and Cookie Buffet

Choice Humanitarian and Cookie Athlete will sponsor a 5K race to help educate children in Guatemala. Visit http://www.cookieathlete.com/2012/10/5k-cookie-buffet for information.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m.

Where • American Fork Fitness Center, 454 N. Center , American Fork

Tickets • $20.00;

Holiday Floral Arranging Workshop

Red Butte Garden will offer a class that will teach basic floral design while creating a centerpiece to take home and enjoy. Workshop takes place at the Red Butte Garden Greenhouse. Register at 801-581-8454 or redbuttegarden.org/Floral_arranging.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

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

Tickets • $55.00; $45 for members;

"Pop-Up" Winter Market

Still have the Farmers Market itch? Come shop at the monthly Pop-Up Markets. This first of several markets will have a Thanksgiving focus. Chefs from Frida Bistro will be on-hand demonstrating meal ideas with local foods for Thanksgiving. Utah Food Bank will be accepting donations and the Salt Lake-based band Touchstone Coyote will perform throughout the day.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where • Rico Manufacturing, 545 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Behind the Scenes: Science Up Close

Utah families are invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Natural History Museum of Utah's move to its new home in the Rio Tinto Center, by exploring areas that are usually off limits to the public. For more information visit http://www.nhmu.utah.edu/behind-the-scenes.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Natural History Museum of Utah - Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $11.00; *http://www.nhmu.utah.edu

Sarah Langsdon and Melissa Johnson - Authors

Authors Sarah Langsdon and Melissa Johnson will sign copies of Legendary Locals of Ogden.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

Where • Wisebird Bookery, 4850 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • Free

Horizon: Selections from the Guild of Book Workers

The UMFA and J. Willard Marriott Library Book Arts Program present the grand opening of Horizon, a traveling exhibition organized by the Guild of Book Workers. This national, non-profit organization is dedicated to sustaining and promoting all aspects of book artistry. Visit umfa.utah.edu for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7.00; *University of Utah students, staff and faculty, UMFA members, military families, free;

Arts and Crafts Extravaganza

A unique exhibition and sale by talented local artists and crafters. Creations include: watercolors; needlework; wood furniture; knit goods; gift baskets; quilts; pencil art; hats/scarves; Christmas ornaments; art dolls; doll clothes; plus MUCH more! Located just off the Amphitheater inside the 600S entrance.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Where • Trolley Square, 600 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Annual Holiday Group Show

Phillips Gallery will hold its annual holiday group show. The opening reception is Nov. 16, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. Visit phillips-gallery.com for information. The show will run through Jan. 11, 2013.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Puppet Show - The Shoemaker and The Elves

The traditional German folk tale "The Shoemaker and The Elves" will come to life when professional puppeteer Coralie Leue presents the well-known story as a puppet show the whole family will enjoy.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m.

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

Tickets • $3.00;

Carnaval Exhibit

The Brigham City Museum's national traveling exhibition Carnaval provides a window into the centuries-old party in eight countries. Since the museum is currently undergoing seismic upgrade construction, the exhibit will be held at the Box Elder Museum of Natural History in the Hervin Bunderson Center.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Box Elder Museum, 641 E. 200 North, Brigham City

Tickets • Free

Utah Museum of Fine Arts - Highlights of the Collection Tour

Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7.00; *Children (6 & under) and UMFA members are free.;

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Annabella is the daughter of a nobleman, Florio of Parma. Every eligible bachelor in Italy, it seems, wants to marry her. But her heart belongs to her brother, Giovanni. Full of the idealism of youth, the siblings' passion is all-consuming, and can only bring about their ruin. Visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/tis-pity-shes-a-whore.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m, Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Where • Babcock Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East , Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15.00; kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/tis-pity-shes-a-whore

Paul Draper - Mysteries of the Mind

ParkCityShows.com will present Paul Draper in a special, interactive afternoon performance of mind reading and magic. Visit holdmyticket.com/event/122814 for tickets.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $5-$10;

Savior of the World

The heralded "Savior of the World" musical production will be performed in the Conference Center. The musical features scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For tickets, call 801-570-0080 or visit http://www.lds.org/events. The performances are open to ages eight and older.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Conference Center , 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Tickets are $8 for evening performances and $5 for matinee performances.;

Harmonica Workshop with Adam Gussow

Ken Sanders Rare Books will hold a harmonica workshop with harmonica legend Adam Gussow. This workshop is intended for both beginners and the highly advanced. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Visit http://www.kensandersbooks.com for information.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25, cash only;

Davis Art Center Holiday Show

The Bountiful/Davis Art Center will offer original hand-made art in its galleries during the holiday season. This will be the last exhibit in the Main Street location. Visit http://www.bdac.org/exhibitions/past_exhibits.htm for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Bountiful-Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main St., Bountiful

Tickets • Free

My Big Fat Utah Christmas

Desert Star Playhouse will present "My Big Fat Utah Christmas." Mitch and Dana McLaughlin decide to host a family reunion for Mitch's long-estranged family. But when his weird and wacky relatives start crowding into their home, it turns into a Big, Fat Utah Christmas. Visit desertstar.biz/playhouse_coming_soon.htm for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Where • Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • Adults: $14.95-$19.95, Children: $9.95 (Children 11 and under) ;tickets.desertstar.biz/TheatreManager/1/online

Mammals of Antelope Island

Meet in the visitor center to learn about the many mammals that call Antelope Island home. Feel a real bison pelt. Call 801-721-9569 for information.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.

Where • Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse

Tickets • This event is free with $9 park entrance;

Pippi Longstocking

The Children's Theatre will present "Pippi Longstocking," a girl who is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength. Pippi battles robbers, a wrestler, and gets herself into all kinds of mischief. For more information call 801-532-6000 or go online at http://www.tctheatre.org.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Where • Children's Theatre of Utah, 3605 S. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $14.00;

Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Tanger Outlets

The Tanger Outlet Center in Park City will kick off the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa Clause and his elves, free face painting, a giant Christmas tree, and carolers from Brighton High School will set the scene while shoppers enjoy free hot chocolate from Mrs. Fields Cafe and refreshments and coffee from Harry and David.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.

Where • Tanger Outlet Center, 6699 N. Landmark Drive, Park City

Tickets • Free

Christmas Sock Auction

The Salt Lake City Fraternal Order of Eagles #67 will hold its annual Christmas Sock Auction for the Christmas Fund, which is used to buy food and gifts for children and elderly. Dinner will be also served. For information call 801-972-1595.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.

Where • Fraternal Order of Eagles #67 , 1104 W. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6.00;

Turkey Bingo Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 202 will hold a Turkey Bingo fundrasier. Win a game of bingo and take home a turkey. Food and drinks for sale while you play.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Where • St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 Redondo Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Juan Diego's "Night Of . . ." Fundraiser

Juan Diego Catholic High School will present its fundraiser, "The Night of ..." There will be jazz and classical music and a dance show performed by the Juan Diego students. There will also be drawings for gift baskets. For more information call JD Music Dept., Jed 801-984-7399 or email jedblodgett@jdchs.org Cost is $40 includes buffet dinner and entertainment, reservations required by Friday, Nov. 17 by 2 pm call Lynnelle Williams at 801-984-7608 lynellewilliams@skaggscatholiccenter.orgemail or Tilly 801-463-7777.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.

Where • Juan Diego Catholic High School, 11800 S. 300 East, Draper

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Zesty country dancing at its best. Move to the exciting live music of Leaping Lulu. Come alone or with a partner. First-time dancers welcome. Details at http://www.wasatchcontras.org.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

Where • Montessori Community School, 2416 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City

Concert to Benefit HopeKids

Port of Subs will sponsor "Magic and Illusion in Concert" to Benefit HopeKids. HopeKids is a support community for families who have a child with cancer or other life-threatening medical conditions. Reserved seat tickets are available by calling 801-689-8700 or at any Smith's Tix Outlets. For more information visit illusionist.net/news_bin/magicandhope.htm.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15.00; *

Jubilee of Trees

This year's Jubilee of Trees will bring in the holiday spirit in a big way, presenting the Osmonds 2nd Generation Christmas Concert. Tickets can be purchased by visiting St. George Ford or the Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center offices, 3rd floor, River Road. Contact the Foundation by calling 435-251-2480 or clicking http://www.jubileeoftrees.org.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Where • Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, Saint George

Tickets • $20.00; http://www.jubileeoftrees.org

Magic & Hope Fundraiser

Illusionist Michelangelo and magician Ariann Black will perform for a fundraiser for HopeKids, a charity that works with families who have children with life-threatening medical conditions. Visit smithstix.com/events/item/root/magic-and-hope for informaiton.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $16.00; *smithstix.com/events/item/root/magic-and-hope

Cut & Paste Series - Linnie Brown Exhibit

The Kimball Art Center will present the artwork Linnie Brown as part of the Cut & Paste series. Brown's exhibit, Painterly Cottages, explores the use of various art media including painting, drawing and collage and how the various mediums create conflict and harmony. Visit kimballartcenter.org for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 from 11:55 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Global Artists Living Locally

Art at the Main gallery will partner with the Utah Refugee Coalition to present four "Global Artists Living Locally": Emmanuel Makonga, Arash Armin, Ali Al Hammashi, and Atem Aleu. A reception will be held Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service - Come Together

The Inclusion Center of Utah will sponsor the 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service. The program features representatives of Hindu, Baha'i, Catholic, Jewish, Islam, and Native American congregations. Elder C. Scott Grow, first Quorum of the Seventy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the keynote speaker. In addition, the One Voice Children's Choir will perform.

When • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

Where • LDS Assembly Hall , 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; Donations of food to the Crossroad Urban Center are appreciated;

Ordination at South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society

The South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society will hold an ordination for Developmental Minister, Reverend Patty C. Willis. Rev. Willis is formerly of Amado, Arizona, and received a Masters in Divinity degree from Earlham School of Religion.

When • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

Where • South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jung Society of Utah Book Club

The Jung Society of Utah Book Club will hold its first meeting. The first book for discussion will be Carl Jung's autobiography, "Memories, Dreams & Reflections." The discussions will be guided by Michael Vinson. Chapters 1-7 will be covered for the Nov. meeting. Chapters 8-13 and the Appendix will be covered Dec. 16. Contact m_vinson@silverstar.com for information.

When • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Beans & Brews Coffee House, 906 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

U2Charist

St. James Episcopal Church will present "U2Charist," a Eucharist service that is celebrated with the music of the rock band U2.

When • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

Where • St. James Episcopal Church, 7486 Union Park Ave., Midvale

Tickets • Free; Participants are asked only to bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank;

Jazz Vespers Quartet

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform. Visit facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Vespers-Quartet/364277976994593 for information.

When • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Utah Baroque Ensemble

The Utah Baroque Ensemble will perform selections from Bach's G-Minor Mass; three different settings of the "O Magnum Mysterium" text, Spanish Christmas carols, and "Virga Jesse" by Anton Bruckner. For more information visit http://www.utahbaroque.org.

When • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Grandview East LDS Stake Center, 1081 W. 1060 North, Provo

Tickets • Free

St. Cecilia's Day Concert

The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine will present its annual St. Cecilia's Day Concert. The choir will perform "Magnificat" by Bach, and "Messe de Requiem" by Alfred Desenclos. Seating passes are free and may be requested in advance at utmcs.org or by calling 801-994-4663.

When • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

Where • Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Music: • Listings by David Burger

Sean Hayes

Spotlight show • For six years, San Francisco soul-singing rocker Sean Hayes had a lyric floating around his head: "You may spend all your money before you turn to dust." It kept coming up during his songwriting — along with an image of a baby — but he never was able to use it. That is, until his son was born two years ago. Now, along with those opening lines, come the lyrics: "My little boy is smiling, soon he'll be sitting up, holding his own weight, grabbing for you." "It took a long time for that song to reveal itself," said Hayes, whose album "Before We Turn to Dust" was released, unfortunately, on Sept. 11, 2012. (It wasn't his intention for the album title to refer to the 9/11 tragedy.) Having a child has changed him, Hayes said. He had a long conversation with his wife before deciding to have a child, just as he had a long conversation with her when they were deciding to get married. He didn't want to be an absentee dad, and he hasn't been, although this State Room date is the last show of a six-week trek. While he is happy to be playing music for a living, he's also happy that he gets to see his son very soon. Birds of Chicago and Awna Teixeira open.

When • Tonight at 9

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

Tickets • $16 at thestateroom.com

Leogun

Spotlight show • British three-piece blues-soul-rock band Leogun is led by frontman Tommy Smith, who when he was younger would do his best to sneak backstage to talk to people who could help him boost his career. "It's better to be on your own, really," Smith said about going backstage. "It's a solo act." In addition, he was advised, be confident, but not arrogant. One of those backstage visits paid off. He ended up meeting someone from Elton John's management company, and before Smith knew it, he and his band were the flagship signee of Yamaha's new record label. Elton John's connections also helped the trio get studio time at Nashville's legendary Blackbird Studio, where Pearl Jam, Tim McGraw and Bruce Springtseen have all recorded. Leogun released its first EP in October, with a full-length debut due in early 2013. And if you catch these guys backstage at The Complex, offer them your demo. "It's a compliment when people ask them to listen to a demo," Smith said. "You never know what you'll find." Codi Jordan Band and Spirit Master open.

When • Saturday, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $8 in advance, $10 day of, at SmithsTix

Kip Moore

Spotlight show • Eric Church's headlining country set at the Maverik Center will open with two talented Moores of no relation — Kip Moore and Justin Moore. While Justin has delivered hits such as "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," Kip is having a breakout year and is making his first stop in Utah this weekend. Kip grew up in tiny Tifton, Ga., "one of those towns were you had to create a good time," he said. He landed in Nashville as a songwriter, penning hits for other artists, until releasing his debut album, "Up All Night," in April. He immediately scored a No. 1 hit with "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," which he co-wrote with Dan Couch after what Kip called a particular "s——y" day of songwriting. As Couch was leaving for the night, Moore said he started riffing on the guitar with that line, and Couch perked up, and then they sat down and wrote the song in about 90 minutes. "I did it the wild way," Kip said.

When • Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • $34.50-$202 at Ticketmaster

Japandroids

Spotlight show • The British Columbia-based duo of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals) started playing shows in 2006, but had broken up just as their debut record was released in 2009. "At the time, we were just a local band in Vancouver that no one knew about," King said. "It had been three years, [we] had only played between 50 and 60 shows, recorded a few EPs. It had been fun." But they parted ways — until fans and critics began raving about the album, and Japandroids were back in business. In May, the duo released its sophomore set, "Celebration Rock," an inspired blast of garage-rock that convinces you that a bass guitar really isn't necessary in the whole scheme of things. "A lot of people perceive that the band was an overnight success or an Internet sensation," King said. "It's been a long grueling climb." But the climb has been worth it. "You can tangibly hear the band getting better." Swearin' will open.

When • Saturday, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $14 at 24Tix

The English Beat

Ska fans can rejoice and shake to the rock-steady beat of The English Beat, with Insatiable opening.

When • Tonight at 9

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

Tickets • $25 at SmithsTix

Mayday Parade and The Maine

Alternative rock groups Mayday Parade and The Maine will perform. Mayday Parade recently released a self-titled album and has had hits with songs "Get Up" and "Stay."

When • Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18 at 24Tix

Michael Kelsey

ParkCityShows.com presents Michael Kelsey, who combines soul, funk and blues into his concert jam sessions.

When • Saturday, 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $15 at holdmyticket.com

The Devil Makes Three

Punk/blues band The Devil Makes Three will perform with guest Jonny Fritz Corndawg.

When • Saturday, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $17.50 at SmithsTix

I Fight Dragons, Mc Lars and Skyfox

I Fight Dragons will perform with MC Lars and Skyfox.

When • Sunday, 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 at 24Tix

Jazz Vespers

The Jazz Vespers Quartet, led by David Halliday and Courtney Smith, will perform a tribute to the music of Bob Dylan.

When • Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free; donations requested

MOVIES • Compiled by Sean P. Means

Too bad "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is already on DVD, because it would fit right in between this weekend's big movie releases.

The prestige Oscar-buzz film is "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's lavish and well-rendered portrait of our 16th president in the last years of his life – when he cannily navigated the 13th Amendment, banning slavery, through a difficult lame-duck Congress. Screenwriter Tony Kushner draws from Doris Kearns Goodwin's acclaimed book "Team of Rivals" (among other sources) to portray Lincoln as a cagey politician, a tender father and a haunted wartime leader. And in a cast of notable actors all at the top of their game, Daniel Day-Lewis' performance as Abraham Lincoln is nothing short of amazing. (Read The Cricket column, which includes an interview with actor David Strathairn – who plays Lincoln's Secretary of State, William Seward – talking about an actor's preparation.)

There will be no Oscar buzz for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part Two," the fifth and final installment in the sparkly-vampire romance series based on Stephenie Meyer's books. (By the way, you can also read The Cricket's interview with Meyer.) This time out, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is finally a vampire, free to love Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and raise their hybrid daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). But those nasty Volturi are determined to make things tough for them, as they come to Forks prepared to wipe out the Cullens once and for all. Director Bill Condon ramps up the action this time, but it's still all about the lovey-dovey stuff. Fans will eat it up; everyone else will continue to wonder why.

But this week's best movie – and one of the year's best – is "The Sessions," writer-director Ben Lewin's sly, warm-hearted tale of real-life quadriplegic Mark O'Brien (played by John Hawkes, who's also featured in this week's Cricket column). Mark, at 38, wants to lose his virginity, so he enlists a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) who works with people to help them become at ease with their sexuality. The performances — by Hawkes, Hunt, and William H. Macy as a decidedly understanding priest — are top-shelf in this sexuall frank and emotionally moving film.

"Keep the Lights On" is even more frank about its characters' sexuality, as writer-director Ira Sachs holds nothing back in this depiction of a decade-long romance between two gay New Yorkers. The raw graphic sex scenes are matched by an open and honest emotional tone.

Lastly, there's "A Late Quartet," a melodrama about the tangled personal lives of the members of a string quartet. The acting — by Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mark Ivanar — and the music are better than the soap-opera plot structure.

TELEVISION • Compiled by Scott D. Pierce

The Utes' and Cougars' college football games on Saturday are proof they're ready for prime time — on the West Coast.

Sure, Arizona at Utah (8 p.m., ESPNU) and BYU at San Jose State (8:30 p.m., ESPN2) are late games on the East Coast. But they'll smack-dab in prime time in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

They're not the most high-profile college football games on Saturday, but they're not exactly squirreled away.

Unfortunately, what is probably Saturday's most important local game — Utah State at No. 19 Louisiana Tech (2 p.m.) — is only available online at ESPN3.com.

Friday on TV ...

High school football: 3A championship/Dixie vs. Spanish Fork (11 a.m., Ch. 14); 5A championship/Jordan vs. Syracuse (2:30 p.m., Ch. 14); 4A championship/Mountain Crest vs. Dixie (6:30 p.m., Ch. 14)

NBA (5 p.m., ESPN and ROOT) • Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers

College basketball • BYU vs. Florida State (5 p.m. truTV — pending the outcome of this game, BYU will play Notre Dame or St. Joseph's on Saturday on truTV — time TBA); Sacramento State at Utah (7 p.m., P12N-Mountain)

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • Cinnabon Inc. President Kat Cole goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) • Eve gets drunk at a party.

America's Next Top Model (7 and 8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) • A winner is chosen in the season finale. And then it's an hour of the best model freak-outs — and there are so many to choose from.

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) • Lillie Mae has a secret admirer.

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • A student from an elite prep school is murdered.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) • Adalind is determined to avenge her mother's death.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) • The team orchestrates an event of its own.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy) • Nathan tries to bring Duke home — from 1955.

We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans sing Houston's songs.

Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery) • George is called home to fight a lawsuit. leaving Scott in charge.

Saturday on TV ...

Women's college soccer (5 p.m., BYUtv) • Marquette at BYU in the third round of the NCAA tournament

NBA (5 p.m., ROOT) • Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards

Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS) • The band plays a gig at Comic Con.

College football: Arizona at Utah (8 p.m., ESPNU); BYU at San Jose State (8:30 p.m., ESPN2)

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30) • Everybody tries to give up their modern technology for a week.

John Carter (10 p.m., Starz) • Underrated, made-in-Utah, 2012 sci-fi film. (Rated PG-13)

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30) • Jeremy Renner hosts; Maroon 5 performs.

Sunday on TV ...

MLS playoffs • Houston Dynamo at D.C. United (2 p.m., NBCSN); Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (L.A. Galaxy at Seattle Sounders (7 p.m., ESPN)

NFL • Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • A three-year investigation and bust of the a huge drug trafficking cartel; can babies tell right from wrong?; out-of-control college football.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • Abba and James try to recover their lost passports.

American Music Awards (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) • Scheduled performers include Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted, Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt, P!nk, Pitbull, Taylor Swift and Usher.

The Dust Bowl (7 and 9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) • Part 1 of Ken Burns' excellent two-part, four-hour documentary. (Concludes Monday)

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) • Homer's pal is an accountant for the mob.

The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC) • Michonne makes a decision; Glenn and Maggie go on the run.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • Will thinks a judge is biased against his client.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • Brett Stiles and Jane plot to break Lorelei out of prison so she'll lead them to Red John.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO) • Nucky tries to keep Jess Smith quiet.

Superstorm 2012: Hell and High Water (10 p.m., History) • A look at Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime) • Debra learns about Dexter's relationship with Hannah.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC) • Bad credit brings the family's plans to a screeching halt.

Treme (11 p.m., HBO) • Janette is attacked by crawfish ravioli.

Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime) • Carrie defies Quinn's orders.