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MUSIC/DANCE

African Sunrise, Jericho Road and Golden Voices Choir, today, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, $20 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

J. Arden Hopkin, baritone, today, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Brigham Young University, Provo, free

Moab Music Festival, Musical Walk Benefit Concert, today, 10 a.m., site TBA, $50; also Crypto-Judaica, today, 6 p.m., Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, $25; Festival Finale, Saturday, 6 p.m., Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, $25 (435-259-7003 or www.moabmusicfest.org)

Robin and Cheri Hancock and Holly Christensen, today, 7:30 p.m., Temple Square Assembly Hall, free (no children under 8)

Svengali Jazz Quartet, today, 6 p.m., Flynn Artipelago, 3474 S. 2300 East, free

"Ode to Joy," Utah Symphony, Utah Symphony Chorus and pianist Garrick Ohlsson, today and Saturday, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $16-$60 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Utah State Fair Grandstand Entertainment: 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown with Lady Antebellum, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., free with admission (538-8400 or www.utahstatefair.com)

"An Odyssey Into Rhythm," Taal Yatra, classical music from India, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo, $11 (801-422-4322 or performances.byu.edu)

COEEF Mesgana Dancers, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, $18 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Colors, pop group, Saturday, 8 p.m., Sandy Amphitheater, 1300 East and 9400 South, $10-$15 (568-2787 or www.sandyarts.com)

Mu Phi Epsilon State Fair Winner Recital, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Square Assembly Hall, free (no children under 8)

Red Desert Ramblers, bluegrass, Saturday, 7 p.m., Carolyn's Garden, 1143 E. Kensington Ave., $10

"Proving Ground," Dance Theatre Coalition, Saturday and Sunday, 8 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, $15 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

SJ Tucker, folk, Sunday, 7 p.m., 1752 S. 600 East, $15 (487-5552 or concerts@magpiehouseconcerts.com)

Buckethead and That 1 Guy, rock, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Murray Theater, 4916 S. State, $15 (467-8499, 800-888-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

Trio Solisti, piano, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, $25 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.org)

"World of Dance," Wednesday through Sept. 20, de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo, $8-$15 (801-422-4322 or performances.byu.edu)

Alicia Keys, rhythm & blues, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $49.50-$100 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"An Autumn Choreography Concert," Wasatch Youth Ballet, Thursday, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, price varies (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Ballet Showcase, Thursday through Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, 2 p.m., Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, U., $10 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.org)

Jon Schmidt, piano, Thursday, 7 p.m., Lone Peak High School, 10189 N. 4800 West, Highland, $10 (75601423)

Matisyahu and Brother Ali, Thursday, 6 p.m., Olpin Union Building, U., $17 (467-8499, 800-888-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

GETTING OUT

Ballroom dancing, today, 7:30 p.m., Columbus Center Auditorium, 2531 S. 400 East, $10 (298-8047 or www.dance-scene.com)

Cringe Open Mic, public readings, today, 7 p.m., Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main, free

Dance a la Mode, formerly Chesapeake Dance Theatre, master class with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's Ai Fujii, today, 5 p.m., Fairmont Aquatics Center, 1044 E. Sugarmont Drive, free (884-2272)

Electric Squares Dance Club, today, Sept. 19 and Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Columbus Center Gym, 2530 S. 500 East (272-2451)

"Showtime Utah!" Old-West Dinner Adventures with Boots Randolph, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., and Entertainment Hot Spots, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m., 20 Main, Pleasant Grove, $4 (801-636-9669 or www.showtimeutah.com)

Festival of India, Saturday, 4 p.m., Krishna Temple, 8628 S. Main, Spanish Fork, $3 (801-798-3559, 801-787-1510 or www.utahkrishnas.com)

Western Dance Club, Saturdays, 8 p.m., 100 East and 200 South, Pleasant Grove, $5

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

Cosmic light shows, "U2" dates and times vary, Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (456-7872 or clarkplanetarium.org)

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

Hunt Mysteries, audience-participation murder-mystery show and dinner; dates, venues and ticket prices vary (569-1482 or huntmysteries.com)

Salt Lake Area Accordion Club, third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., South Valley Unitarian building, 6876 S. Highland Drive, $4-$5 depending on performer (272-3263 or www.slaac.com)

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

THEATER

OPENING THIS WEEK

"Cats," Broadway in Utah, Tuesday through Sept. 21, times vary, Capitol Theatre, $30-$57.50 (801-355-2787)

"Guys and Dolls," Draper Arts Council, today through Sept. 20, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. Saturday matinees, Juan Diego High School, 11800 S. 300 East, Draper, $10

"Pageant," today through Oct. 18, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. Saturday matinees, Egyptian Theatre, 328 S. Main, Park City, $16-$34 (435-649-3971 or www.parkcityshows.com)

"Puss in Boots," today through Sept. 27, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. Saturday matinees, Children's Theatre & School of the Arts, 237 S. State, $12 (801-532-6000 or www.childrenstheatreandschool.org)

REPERTORY THEATERS

Tuacahn Amphitheater, through Oct. 18, "Big River" and "Les Miserables," $20-$56, dinner option available (800-746-9882 or www.tuacahn.org)

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

"Always ... Patsy Cline," through Sept. 20, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., matinees available, Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, $5-$24 (801-957-3322 or www.the-grand.org)

"Beauty and the Beast," today through Oct. 3, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., matinees available, Center Street Musical Theatre, 177 W. Center, Provo, $8-$10 (801-373-4485 or www.csmtc.com)

"Big: The Musical," through Sept. 20, nights and times vary, Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, $15-$25 (801-984-9000 or www.halecentretheatre.org)

"Cinderella," through Sept. 20, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., with matinees available, Phoenix Theatre, 3188 S. 400 East, $12-$14 (801-486-2728 or www.academyofpa.org)

"The Hasty Heart," through Sept. 13, nights and times vary, Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, $11.50-$15.50 (801-226-8600 or www.haletheater.com)

"High School Musical," through Sept. 20, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., with matinees available, Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Hwy. 89, Perry, $8-$9 (435-723-8392 or www.heritagetheatreutah.com)

"Lucky Stiff," through Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., nights vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $6-$11 (801-393-0070 or www.terraceplayhouse.com)

"March of the Salt Soldiers," through Sept 19, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., Utah Valley University Center Stage, UVU, Orem, $6-$10 (801-863-8797)

"Page to Stage Festival," through Sept. 27, nights vary, 8 p.m., matinees available, Wasatch Theatre Company, Rose Wagner Center, $12 (801-446-5657 or www.arttix.org)

"Rockrollers and Pancakes," through Sept. 29, nights and times vary, Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon, $5-$6, family passes available (www.vcpnews.com)

"Scary Poppins," through Nov. 8, nights and times vary, Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State, Murray, $8-$17.95 (801-266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz)

"Seussical: The Musical," through Oct. 6, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., matinees available, The Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna, $9-$11 (801-347-7373 or www.empresstheatre.com)

"Wedlocked," through Saturday, nights vary 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, $10 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

IMPROV/COMEDY

Comedy Sportz, dates and times vary, Provo, $4-$10 (801-377-9700)

Decaf Comedy Jam, first, third and fifth Mondays, Johnny B's Comedy Club, Provo (377-6910 or www.decafcomedy.com)

Improvisations, Fridays, 9 p.m., Kaysville Firehouse Theatre, 85 N. 100 East, Kaysville

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

Off the Wall, dates and times vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden (393-0070)

Quick Wits, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 600, 26 E. 600 South (355-9860 or www.mystudio600.com)

Thrillionaires Improv Theater, Covey Center for the Arts Little Theater, Provo, $7-$10 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

CLUBS AND RESTAURANTS

Bar Deluxe: Miles Hunt, Erica Nockalls, Wayne Hussey and the Elemental, Saturday (521-5255)

Club Boom Va: E for Explosion, The Send and Pompeii, Saturday (467-8499)

Club Vegas: Saviours, Tuesday; Impaled, Phobia, Kill the Client, Illogicist and Maruta, Wednesday (www.24tix.com)

Harry O's: BT, tonight (435-647-9494)

In the Venue: TV on the Radio and Unwritten Law, Saturday; CSS and Tilly & the Wall, Monday; Rancid and Less than Jake, Tuesday; Rancid, Wednesday (www.24tix.com)

Kilby Court: Drew Danburry, Seve Vs. Evan, Will Sartain and Michael Gross & the Statuettes, tonight; Point Juncture WA and the Dutches & the Duke, Saturday; Cameron McGill, the Devil Whale and the Platte, Tuesday; Ex Machina and Mary May, Thursday (www.kilbycourt.com)

Lamb's Restaurant: Pianist Jimmy Reed, Thursdays through Saturdays (365-7166)

Monks House of Jazz: Reaper, tonight (350-0950)

Paladium: Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Saturday; Everlast and the Lordz, Tuesday (467-8499)

Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, Nev.: Terry Fator, tonight; Bill Medley, Saturday (800-537-0207)

Solid Ground: Brighten, Larusso, This Is Anfield and A Novel Farm, Saturday (www.24tix.com or 576-8080)

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

Teazer's: Hells Belles, tonight (395-9516)

Urban Lounge: Sweatshop Union, Sinthesis and Scenic Byway, Saturday (www.24tix.com)

Why Sound: Impaled, Phobia, Kill the Client, Illogicist, Maruta and Curtis People, Wednesday (www.24tix.com)

X Room: Bleed the Sky, the Destro, 12 Ton Jezus, gigan, Blood of Saints and My Last Breath, Tuesday (www.24tix.com)


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