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Utah entertainment calendar

Published: Thursday, Dec. 16 2010 4:35 p.m. MST

Secondhand Seranade — Complex — see Small Venues (Bryan Sheffield) Secondhand Seranade — Complex — see Small Venues (Bryan Sheffield)

MUSIC/DANCE

Alex Boye, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m., Deseret Book, 45 W. South Temple, free (801-328-8191)

"A Ceremony of Carols," Dec. 17 and 22, 12:15 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, free (801-994-4663)

Bryon Friedman, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Canyons Resort, 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City, $75 (www.kimballartcenter.org)

"Carols and Confections," Mapleton Chorale, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Maple Mountain High School, 51 N. 2550 East, Spanish Fork, $10 (mmhs.nebo.edu)

"The Nutcracker," Ballet West, Dec. 17, 20, 21 and 22, 7 p.m.; also Dec. 18 and 23, 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 19, 2 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $18-$79 (www.arttix.org)

"Cipher" — Ririe Woodbury — See Music/Dance (Michael Brandy, Deseret News)

Voice Male, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, $9-$13 (www.browningcenter.org)

Bar J Wranglers, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., UCCU Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem, $11 general admission, $16 reserved seating (www.smithstix.com)

"Cipher," Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; also Dec. 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, $30 general admission, $15 for students and senior citizens, $5 for middle and high school students (www.arttix.org)

"Have a Very Jazzy Christmas," Mark 4 Jazz Quartet, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $6-$8 (www.coveycenter.org)

Jon Schmidt, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; also Dec. 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, $12.50-$18.50 (www.kingtix.com)

"Christmas Carol" — Hale — see Theater (Hale Centre Theater)

"The Nutcracker," Utah Regional Ballet, Dec. 17-18, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $15-$26 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

"The Nutcracker," Imagine Ballet Theatre, Dec. 17 and 20, 7:30 p.m.; also Dec. 18, 2 and 7 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, $10-$25 (801-689-8700)

"The Nutcracker," Mountain West Ballet, Dec. 17 and 20, 7:30 p.m.; also Dec. 18, 2 and 7 p.m., Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 S. 300 East, $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students, $8 for children (www.mountainwestballet.org)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir with David Archuleta, Dec. 17-18, 8:30 p.m.; Dec 19, 10 a.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)

Naughty or Nice? featuring Cedric Gervais, Designer Drugs, AC Slater, Rank01 and Dash Berlin, Dec. 18, 6 p.m., Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, $25-$50 (www.smithstix.com)

"Christmas With Saint Nicolas," Dec. 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, $15 general admission, $10 for students and children (www.saltlakechoralartists.org)

"Ebenezer Scrooge Ballet," The Ballet Centre, Dec. 18, 2 and 7 p.m.; also Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Murray High School, 5440 S. State, $6 for general admission

"Vivaldi by Candlelight," Dec. 18, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 12 C Street, $40 (801-832-3270 or www.utahdiplomacy.org)

Christmas Carol sing-in, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Ogden Tabernacle, 21st Street and Washington Boulevard, Ogden, free

David Tolk, Dec. 20-21, 11:30 a.m., Deseret Book, 45 W. South Temple, free (801-328-8191)

Beehive Statesman Chorus, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, free

Christmas Carol sing-along, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, free (801-325-2000)

"Green Cello: Rated PG for Language and Low Violins," Salty Cricket Composers Collective, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, $15 for general admission, $10 for students (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Three Seasons to the Winter Solstice," Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Mark, 100 S. 200 East, free (801-322-3400)

Christmas Carol Service, Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, free (801-994-4663)

T Minus 5, Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, $15 (801-689-8700)

"Messiah," Utah Voices, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, U., $10 general admission (www.utahvoices.org)

Messiah sing-along, Davis County Symphony, Dec. 23, 7 p.m., LDS Church, 261 E. Center, North Salt Lake, free

GETTING OUT

"Charity Lift," Dec. 17, 6:30-10 p.m., Canyons Resort, Park City, $75 (435-649-8882 or www.kimballartcenter.org)

"Breakfast with Santa," Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, $20 in advance and $24 the day of for adults, $15 in advance and $17 the day of for children (801-768-4900)

Pokemon tournament, Dec. 18, 9 a.m., Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South, free

Christmas Nativity, Dec. 18, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Hurricane Fine Arts Center, 63 S. 100 West, Hurricane, free (435-635-2811)

Fancy Dress Holiday Ball, Wasatch Contras Dance, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Ladies' Literary Club, 850 E. South Temple, $7 general admission, $5 for students ages 16-25, $3 for youths ages 7-15

Ice Carving Demonstration, Dec. 20, 6 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi (801-768-4900)

"Gingerbread Jamboree," Dec. 21, 11 a.m., Day Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North; 2 p.m., Anderson Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East; Dec. 22, 10 a.m., Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 S.; 10:30 a.m., Sweet Library, 455 F St.; free

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)

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

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

"The Other Wiseman" and "The Little Match Girl," through Dec. 24, nights and times vary, Academy of Performing Arts, 1140 S. 900 East, $10 (www.academyofpa.org)

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

"1940's Radio Hour," West Jordan Theatre Arts, through Dec. 18, 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 Dr., Orem, $25-$30 (801-984-9000 or www.halecentretheatre.org)

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

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

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

"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)

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

"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, 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, Utah State University, 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)

"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)

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

"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, 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

Complex: Secondhand Serenade, Dec. 21 (801-467-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

The Depot: Morgan Page, Dec. 17 (801-467-8499, 800-888-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

Downstairs, Park City: Black Sheep, Dec. 17 (435-615-7200)

Harry O's, Park City: Revolver, Dec. 17; Holy Water Buffalo and Dirty Blonde, Dec. 22 (435-655-7579 or www.smithstix.com)

In the Venue: Trapt, Dec. 17 (801-359-3219 or www.smithstix.com)

Karumba: Ilegales, Nov. 19 (801-467-8499)

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

The Woodshed: Ray Leger and Daverse, Dec. 23 (www.smithstix.com)

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