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Snoop Dogg performs Friday, Dec. 21 at The Depot. Courtesy of The Depot
It’s the end of the world as we know it, but Utah partiers will feel fine
Nightlife » Celebrations are tonight at Wasatch Front venues.
First Published Dec 19 2012 03:12 pm • Last Updated Apr 08 2013 11:33 pm

Depending on how you interpret the Maya calendar, Friday supposedly ushers in the end of the world. Fortunately, there are several businesses turning that doomsday prediction into a reason to celebrate. Here are a few local hot spots for your apocalypse-eve planning.

Winter Ball

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Free ice skating, photo booth, hot chocolate and music by DJ Jimmy Chunga at this outdoor event, sponsored by 101.9 The End.

When » Friday night at 9

Where » The Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-535-6110

Tickets » $15-$20; 1019theend.com

Apocalyptic rock

Spanish Fork’s spacious Deerhunter Pub offers a night of local apocalyptic rock and roll with performances by Burn Your World, Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts, Hindenburg Pilot and Death by Deathray. Visit the Pub’s Facebook page for the code word that could get you a free t-shirt.

When » Friday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where » The Deerhunter Pub, 2000 N. 300 West; Spanish Fork; 801-798-8582

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Tickets » $5, thedeerhunterpub.com

The Doggfather

Party the world away with Snoop Dogg, who headlines this intimate show at The Depot with special guest Pac Div. Sponsored by U92 and Mix 107.9,

When » Friday night; doors open at 8; music begins at 9 p.m.

The Depot » 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-456-2800

Tickets » $50-$55; smithstix.com

Hip-hop and art

The Salt Haus, an indoor music and art venue that opened in October, hosts a semi-formal 21+ party. (Usually it’s an all-ages venue.) Music by Mederios Jazz Trio, Beachmen and DJ Turtleboy, with a showcase of works by artists Ben Meeks, Tyler James, Simone Gordon, Calvin Denney, Kenzie Udseth and Jimi Bennight.

When » Friday night at 7

Where » The Salt Haus, 35 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City, inside The Pickle Company building; 801-577-1093

Tickets » $5-$10; unlimited drinks and a Champagne toast for an extra $5.

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