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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Nov. 19-25

Addison Grace plays for the home crowd; Thanksgiving is upon us; Santa arrives in Sugar House; and you can sing Handel’s ‘Messiah’

(Monica Murray | AWAL) Singer-songwriter Addison Grace, who hails from Salt Lake City, released his first album, "Diving Lessons," on Sept. 29, 2023. He is headlining on a North American tour in October and November, with the final stop scheduled for Soundwell in Salt Lake City on Nov. 21, 2023.

Nov. 21

A Utah musician comes home

Addison Grace is a queer/transmasculine Utah musician who got their first attention with TikTok videos, and built that up to a full-fledged career as a singer-songwriter in the bedroom-pop mode — delivering their first album, “Diving Lessons,” in September. Of course, a headlining tour followed, which is ending on Tuesday at Soundwell, 149 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts are Rachael Jenkins and Mia Hicken. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets, starting at $23, are available at soundwell.com.

Nov. 23

Thanksgiving is here

Let’s not skip over this important holiday in the mad rush to get the Christmas season started. Thursday is Thanksgiving, which has become a day devoted to cooking lots of food, watching lots of football, and spending time with family. If you haven’t bought the groceries for your holiday feast, a good many Utah restaurants are offering dinner specials, to dine in or take home. The Tribune has a list of them online. Don’t procrastinate — reservations are required for many of the sit-down places, and to reserve takeout packages, and some have been filled for weeks.

Nov. 25

Santa in Sugar House

The jolly old elf will be appearing in many places in Utah over the next month. We’re singling out one sighting: Saturday, arriving by fire truck at noon, in Sugar House — where the tradition goes back 76 years. The location for the Santa Shack is 2275 S. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, across the street from the Patagonia store.

Nov. 25-26

Singing Handel’s ‘Messiah’

One of the most durable holiday traditions in Utah is the Utah Symphony’s annual “Messiah” Sing-In, when the audience gets to sing along to the symphony’s accompaniment to Handel’s “Messiah.” Some participants even bring their own sheet music. The performance happens at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, on Saturday and again Sunday, Nov. 26 — starting at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets available at utahsymphony.com.