Weekend Express: Running Santas, an insiders’ peek at dinosaurs, and more

First Published      Last Updated Dec 04 2013 05:20 pm

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hundreds of santa's run in the Santa Run 5K at Valley Fair Mall, Friday, November 25, 2011.

Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here.

Behind the Scenes • Take the Natural History Museum of Utah's "employees only" tour and see what goes on behind the scenes there and explore the collections storage and research labs. More information, nhmu.utah.edu/behind-the-scenes or 801-581-6927.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way

Admission: $8-$11, children 2 and under free

Park City Mountain Resort 50th anniversary season opening • Park City resort is billing Saturday as its biggest season-opening party ever with 50th anniversary souvenirs being given out throughout the day and an après concert presented by Miller Lite on the PayDay Deck at 2 p.m. More information, www.parkcitymountain.com/site/activities-and-events/events/index.html/event200 or 435-649-8111.

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: Park City Mountain Resort, Park City

Admission: $75 for a day pass, $55 for a half-day pass

Runs and what nots • Want to run, walk or dance, maybe for a good cause? You have a few options this weekend.

• Utah Santa Run 5K: 4 p.m. Saturday, The Gateway Mall, 400 W. 100 South, All runners must dress up like Santa Claus. Day-of-race registration is $45 and includes a Santa outfit. More information, www.runsanta.com

• St. Jude Give Thanks Walk: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Liberty Park. Registration is free but donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are encouraged. More information, fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Walk/Walk?pg=entry&fr_id=8292.

• Moab 19th Annual Turkey Trot: 9 a.m. Saturday, Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center at Swanny Park, 374 Park Ave., Moab. 5K run and 1K kids course. Registration $3-$15. More information www.moabcity.org/NewsandEvents.cfm?mode=detail&id=1378416184970.

• Dance It Out and Zumba for charity • 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Marshall White Center, 222 28th St., Ogden. Registration: $10 suggested donation for adults, $5 suggested donation for kids ages 10-17. Proceeds benefit the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. More information, www.dancemefit.com/nov2013.html.

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