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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 www.haletheater.org/theater for information. Visit webticketing.haletheater.org/showdates.php?s_id=181 for tickets.

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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


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Tickets » $10.00; 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 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;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 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;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 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 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 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 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; *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

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