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Snoop Dogg with Pac Div

Show of the week • Where else would Snoop Dogg rather spend his last night on Earth than in Salt Lake City? The Southern California rap trio Pac Div will open for the Doggfather, and in a Tribune interview Pac Div's Mibbs said the chances of the world ending in a Maya-predicted apocalypse are about 5 percent. "I'm going to live that day like a normal day," said Mibbs, who along with his brother Like and childhood friend BeYoung will be demonstrating to The Depot why West Coast rap is not dead. "If anything happens, it will be a good thing." The trio released its album "GMB" in late November, and Like and Mibbs' grandmother Fleecie graces the cover. "There would be no us without her," Mibbs said. "She's a symbol of the future. She created the future." Being a fixture in the L.A. rap scene led the Long Beach-raised Snoop select Pac Div to open selected dates on his tour, and perhaps the hottest rapper of the moment, Kendrick Lamar, is a good friend and is featured on "GMB." Pac Div returned the favor by guesting on Lamar's brilliant 2012 album "good kid, m.A.A.d city." Mibbs is so confident about the upswing of the West Coast that he even believes his favorite team, the Lakers, will rise from the ashes of their thus-far disappointing season. Does Kobe know?

When • Friday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $55 at SmithsTix


Savoy is a mix of Big Band sound, upbeat jazz and sassy swing. It will perform music from its latest Christmas CD, "Merry Little Christmas." The band features well-known local vocalist Sam Payne.

When • Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy

Tickets • $10 at sandyarts.com/christmas

Solstice Concert

This musical event brings the sounds of jazz into the historic church. The concert will feature cellist Eric Samuels, cimbalom performer Igor Iachimciuc and flautist-vocalist Carole Turcotte.

When • Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; donations are encouraged

Joshua Wright

Local pianist Joshua Wright will perform a Christmas concert. His debut record was on the Shadow Mountain Records label. He is expected to release his next CD, "My Favorite Things," in 2013.

When • Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy

Tickets • $12 at sandyarts.com/christmas

Jazz Vespers Quartet

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform its annual beloved "Christmas Kool" concert.

When • Sunday, Dec. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Donny and Marie Osmond — A Salt Lake Christmas

In the holiday tradition of the "Andy Williams Christmas" and "Osmond Family Christmas" television specials, Donny & Marie invite you to join them to celebrate the joy of the season in true Osmond fashion, in person.

When • Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25-$135 at Arttix.org

The Cast of 'Beatlemania' — A Multimedia Tribute to The Beatles

The Los Angeles cast of "Beatlemania" will present a 90-minute "Magical Mystery Tour" that promises to treat the audience to a nostalgic musical experience that they will never forget.

When • Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26 and 27, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30-$55 at holdmyticket.com

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