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Utah entertainment calendar

Published: Thursday, Dec. 9 2010 4:19 p.m. MST

Chris  Duarte - Sun and Moon - Small Venues ( Intrepid Artists, ) Chris Duarte - Sun and Moon - Small Venues ( Intrepid Artists, )

MUSIC/DANCE

A Christmas Festival, Orchestra and Chorus of Sandy City, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, $10

"A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe," Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, $12-$15 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Bartholomew Richards, classical guitar, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. Center, free (www.midvalearts.com)

"'Swingin' to the Sounds of Christmas," Salt Lake Men's Choir, Dec. 10-11, 7:30 p.m; also Dec. 12, 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 East, $10 (www.saltlakemenschoir.org)

"Modern Twist on Handel's Messiah," Grand Voices, Dec. 10-11, 7:30 p.m., The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, $8-$24 (801-957-3322 or www.the-grand.org)

"White Christmas" - PTC - see Theater (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

The Polar Express, Utah Symphony, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $6-$20 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Dallyn Vail Bayles with the American Heritage Lyceum Philarmonic, Dec. 11, 2 and 7 p.m., American Heritage School, 736 N. 1100 East, American Fork, $16 in advance, $18 for matinee at the door, $20 for evening at the door (801-642-0055)

Salt Lake Community College Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Junior High School, 4351 S. Redwood Road, free

Composer Guild's New Sounds for Christmas, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., 420 S. 800 East, free

Jeff Daniels, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, $18-$65 (435-655-3114)

Voice Male - Thanksgiving Point - see Music/Dance (Voice Male Music) Voice Male - Thanksgiving Point - see Music/Dance (Voice Male Music)

The Nutcracker, Utah Regional Ballet, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; also Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $15-$26 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

Utah Valley Bell Choir, Dec. 12, 3:30 and 5 p.m., Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, free

Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., LDS Park Stake Center, 732 S. 800 East, free

Handel's Messiah, Oratorio Society of Utah, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Cottownwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine, Murray, donataions accepted; also Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Libby Garner Hall, U., $10, no children under 8 (801-581-7100 or www.kingtix.com)

Messiah Sing-in, Dec. 12, 7 and 9 p.m., Ogden Tabernacle, 350 22nd St., Ogden, free (801-626-6431 or www.weber.edu/performingarts.

Bonnie Harris, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, free

Messiah Sing Along, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, free (801-229-7050)

Voicemale, Dec. 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, $14 in advance, $17 the day of, $12 per person for groups of 6 or larger (801-768-4900 or www.thanksgivingpoint.com)

Utah Childrens Choir Christmas Concert, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Alpine Art Center, 450 S. Alpine Highway, Alpine, $5 (801-763-7173)

Joshua Creek, Dec. 14-15, 7 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $10 (801-255-2787 or www.scera.org)

Ruth Gatrell Singers Christmas Concert, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Farmington Community Arts Center, 120 S. Main, Farmington, free (801-451-2383)

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Layton High School, 440 Wasatch Drive, Layton, $10-$25 (www.davisarts.org); also Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, $13-$15 (www.arttix.com)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir with David Archuleta, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., Conference Center, Temple Square, all tickets have been distributed but a stand-by line will begin at the north gate (www.lds.org/events)

GETTING OUT

Dicken's Christmas Festival, Dec. 10-11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, $5 for adults, $3 for children, free for children under 3 (801-538-8400 or www.utah-state-fair.com)

"Breakfast with Santa," Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, $20 in advance and $24 the day of for adults, $14 in advance and $17 the day of for children (801-768-4900)

"The Gift of a Son," Christmas Pageant Dinner, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church, 3280 E. 3900 S. (801-277-2674)

The Living Planet Aquarium Salt Lake County residents day, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., The Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, free admission for Salt Lake County residents, regular admission for other guests (801-355-3474)

Carriage rides, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through December, 6-9 p.m., The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo, free (801-802-8430)

Downtown Holiday Windows, through December, Deseret Book, 45 W. South Temple, free

Heber Valley Railroad "North Pole Express," Monday through Saturday through Dec. 24, 5 and 7 p.m., price varies based on date and age (435-654-5601 or www.hebervalleyrailroad.org)

Free Woodcarving Lessons, Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Ice House at Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East

Electric Squares Dance Club, lessons and rounds, Fridays, 7 p.m., Columbus Community Center, 2530 S. 500 East, $10 per couple

Special needs dance classes, Saturdays, 1 p.m., Dance Club, 983 N. State, Orem, free

Dancing with the Come Dance With Us Band, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Eldred Center, 270 W. 500 North, Provo, $5

Ballroom dancing, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; also Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m., Murray Arts Centre, 4868 S. State, $7 (801-269-1400)

Showtime Utah, "All that Jazz," Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Old-West Dinner Adventures with Steel 'N' Thunder band, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., 20 S. Main, Pleasant Grove (801-636-9669)

Western Dance Club of Utah, Saturdays, 8 p.m., 100 E. 200 South, Pleasant Grove, $5 (801-226-3040)

Old Time Square and Contra Dance with Loose Shoes, fourth Saturday of the month, 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1300 East and 600 South, $5

Wasatch Contras Dance, third Saturday of the month, 7 p.m., Ladies' Literary Club, 850 E. South Temple, $7

Cosmic light shows, "Pink Floyd" dates and times vary, Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (801-456-7872 or clarkplanetarium.org)

Hourly star shows, 12:30-7:45 p.m., Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (801-456-7827 or clarkplanetarium.org)

Quilters Without Borders, interfaith quilting group meets monthly, see www.quilterswithoutborders.org for schedule

Children's art workshops, third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (801-581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)

THEATER

OPENING THIS WEEK

"A Rented Christmas," through Dec. 18, nights and times vary, Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $15-$23 (435-649-9371 or www.parkcityshows.com)

"Farley Family Xmas," Dec. 13-20, nightly, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater of the Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University, Orem, $10 (801-863-7529 or www.uvu.edu/theatre)

"Handel's Messiah — 9th Annual Community Celebration," through Dec. 13, The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, $8-$24 (801-957-3322 or www.the-grand.org)

"Holiday Night Live," Dec. 16-18, nightly, 7:30 p.m., Noorda Theatre, UVU, Orem, $10 (801-863-7529 or www.uvu.edu/theatre)

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Dec. 16-18, nightly, 7:30 p.m., Caine Lyric Theatre, Logan, $3-$10 (www.arts.usu.edu)

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

"1940s Radio Hour," West Jordan Theatre Arts, through Dec. 18, nights and times vary, Midvale Main Street Theater, 7720 S. 695 West, West Jordan, $4-$7 (www.sugarfactoryplayhouse.com)

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 23, nights and times vary, Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, $15.50-$19.50 (801-226-8600 or www.haletheater.org)

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 30, nights and times vary, Rodgers Memorial Theatre, 292 E. Pages Lane, Centerville, $13-$17 (801-298-1302 or www.rodgersmemorial.com)

A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 23, nights and times vary, Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, Orem, $25-$30 (801-984-9000 or www.halecentretheatre.org)

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," through Dec. 11, times vary, Utah State University, Logan, $11-$13 (435-797-8022 or www.arts.usu.edu)

"Christmas Vacation: The Bi-Polar Express," through Jan. 1, nights and times vary, Desert Star Theatre, 4861 S. State, $9.95-$42.95 (801-266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz)

"Go to Hell," New Works Theatre Machine, through Dec. 18, nights and times vary, The Utah Pickle Factory, 741 S. 400 West, $10-$30 (www.thenewworkstheatremachine.com)

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," through Dec. 26, nights and times vary, Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, $10-$25 (801-363-7522 or www.saltlakeactingcompany.org)

"Miracle on Third and Main Street," through Dec. 27, nights and times vary, The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $8-$16 (801-355-4628 or www.theobt.org)

"Plaid Tidings," through Dec. 18, nights and times vary, SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem, $10-$12 (801-225-2787 or www.scera.org)

"Santa's Elves: A North Pole Musical," Pickleville Playhouse, through Dec. 23, nights and times vary, Eccles Conference Center, USU, Logan, $10-$16, dinner option available (www.picklevilleplayhouse.com)

"Scrooge — A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 23, nights and times vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $7-$12 (801-393-0070 or www.terraceplayhouse.com)

"She Stoops to Conquer," through Dec. 11, nights and times vary, Noorda Theatre, UVU, Orem, $7-$10 (www.uvu.edu)

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 20, nights and times vary, The Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna, $7 (801-347-7373 or www.empresstheatre.com)

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 18, nights and times vary, Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Hwy. 89, Perry, $8-$9 (435-723-8392 or www.heritagetheatreutah.com)

"White Christmas," Dec. 24, nights and times vary, matinees available, Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East, $34-$54 (www.pioneertheatre.org)

"Young Santa Claus and the Winter Solstice," through Dec. 18, nights and times vary, Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 S. 900 East, Draper, $5-$9 (801-552-4144 or www.drapertheatre.org)

IMPROV/COMEDY

Off the Wall, Oct. 16, 10:30 p.m., Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 S. 900 E., $5 (www.buyyourtix.com)

Out of the Blue, Saturdays, 9:30 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, $5 (435-723-0740)

Comedy Sportz, shows every Friday and Saturday, 8 and 10:15 p.m., 36 W. Center, Provo; family friendly; $8 (801-377-9700 or www

.comedysportzutah.com)

Laughing Stock, weekends, times vary, Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $6-$9 (355-4628)

Thrillionaires Improv Theater, Covey Center for the Arts Little Theater, Provo, $10 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

Quick Wits, Midvale Main Street Theatre, 7711 S. Main Street, Midvale, $6-$8 (801-824-0523 or www.quickwitscomedy.com)

Wiseguys Comedy Club West Valley City, 2194 W. 3500 South, prices vary (801-463-2909 or www.wiseguyscomedy.com)

Wiseguys Comedy Club Trolley Square, 505 S. 600 East, prices vary (801-532-5233 or www.wiseguyscomedy.com)

SMALL VENUES

Avalon: Framing Hanley, Dec. 10 (801-467-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

Barefoot Event Center: (888-439-8824)

Club Allure: (www.24tix.com)

Club Boom Va:(801-467-8499)

Club Edge: (www.24tix.com)

Club Ice: (801-519-2947)

Club 90: (801-566-3254)

Club 435, Logan: (www.smithstix.com)

Club Manhattan: (801-364-7651)

Club Overdrive: (801-467-8499)

Club Sound: (801-818-2263)

Club Vegas: (www.24tix.com)

Complex: Jeffree Star, Dec. 11; Mushroomhead, Dec. 15 (801-467-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

The Depot: Dark Star Orchestra, Dec. 10 (801-467-8499, 800-888-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

Duvan's Karumba: (801-467-8499)

Edgemont, Orem: (801-467-8499)

Firehouse Grill: (435-632-1555))

Groovacious, Cedar City: (www.groovacious.com)

In the Venue: Family Force 5, Forever the Sickest Kids and Shorelines End, Dec. 13 (801-467-8499, www.smithstix.com)

Keys on Main: (801-363-3638)

Kilby Court: Mister Heavenly, Dec. 10; Sweatshop Union, Dec. 15 (www.kilbycourt.com)

Loft, Provo: (801-467-8499)

MacCools Public House, South Jordan: (801-727-3111)

Merle B's: (435-867-9800)

Mo Diggity's: (801-832-9000)

Mocca Express: (801-233-9151)

Noah's, Lindon: (www.24tix.com)

Rail Events Center: Allred, Dec. 10 (801-467-8499)

Subterranian: (www.24tix.com)

Sun and Moon Cafe: Chris Duarte, Dec. 13 and 14, 7 p.m. (801-583-8331)

Tea Grotto: Live music every third Friday and every Saturday (801-466-8255)

Toadz, Cedar City: Talent Showcase with Pablo on Mondays; Live music Fridays (435-867-8988)

Urban Lounge: MillionYoung, Dec. 13; Sweatshop Union, Dec. 15 (www.24tix.com)

The Westerner: Phil Vassar, Dec. 16 (801-972-5447 or www.smithstix.com)

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