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Qiling Wang, Deseret News
A dress rehearsal of Ballet West's "The Nutcracker" is performed at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The ballet will run through Dec. 29.

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MUSIC/DANCE

Christmas on Temple Square, Dec. 21-22, noon-9 p.m., select locations on Temple Square, free (lds.org/events)

“A Diamond Holiday,” Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 and 7 p.m., Center for the Arts at Kayenta, 881 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, Washington County, $15-$25 (435-674-2787 or kayentaarts.com)

“A Crescent Christmas” with Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band, Dec. 21-22, 7 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $12-$14 (801-225-2787 or scera.org)

David Archuleta, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Sevier Valley Arena, 800 W. 200 South, Richfield, $24-$129 (davidarchuleta.com/home/live)

“Joshua Creek Christmas,” Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Covey Center, 425 W. Center, Provo, $15 (801-852-7007 or coveycenter.org)

Valaura Arnold and Juan Hector Pereira, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Viridian Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free; silent auction and donations to benefit Eye Care 4 Kids (valauracd.com)

Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Redux Nut-Cracker,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; Dec, 22, 2 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, U., $20-$40, children under age 6 not permitted (801-581-7100 or odysseydance.com)

Winter Solstice Jazz Concert, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, donations accepted (stmarksutah.org)

Kurt Bestor, Dec 21-22, 8 p.m.; Dec. 23-25, 6 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $34-$55 (435-649-9371 or egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

Otep, Dec. 23, 6 p.m., Liquid Joes, 1249 E. 3300 South, Millcreek, $15 (801-467-5637 or liquidjoes.net)

Queen Nation, Dec. 25-28, 8 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, sold out, call for details (435-649-9371 or egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

Posh Rhythm Orchestra, Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, free (385-743-0146 or excellenceconcerts.org)

Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker,” through Dec. 29, dates and times vary, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $30-$102 (801-355-2787 or artsaltlake.org)

GETTING OUT

The Great Christmas Adventure, Dec. 21-22, 4-8 p.m., Timpanogos Valley Theater, 90 N. 100 West, Heber City, $10 for general, free for children ages 2 and younger, reservations required (800-530-5980 or thegreatchristmasadventure.com)

Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 21, 4-8 p.m., Southern Utah Museum of Art, Sorenson Center for the Arts, SUU, Cedar City, free (435-586-5432 or suu.edu/pva/suma)

Winter Walk at The Gateway, Dec. 21 and 28, 6-9 p.m., 100 S. 400 West, free (shopthegateway.com)

Lighted Christmas Cruise on the Provo River, Dec. 21-22, 6:30-10 p.m., CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 W. Center, Provo, $8 for general, free for children ages 2 and younger (801-373-8897 or clasropes.com)

Branded PC pop-up, Dec. 21-22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Rockwell Room, 268 Main, Park City, free (brandedpc.org)

Brunch with Santa, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, 150 W. 500 South, $39.95 for adults, $24.50 for children ages 4-13 (801-401-2000 or deals.marriott.com/sheraton/usa/ut/salt-lake-city/brunchwithsanta)

Calvary Christmas Candlelight Service, Dec. 22-24, 6 p.m., Calvary Salt Lake, 460 W. Century Drive, free, call to reserve tickets (801-264-9999 or calvaryslc.org)

Children and Family Holiday Dance Party, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m., E.W. Garbett Center, 700 N. 200 West, $5 per person or $15 per family (saltlakescandidance.org)

“A Very SUMA Holiday,” through Dec. 29, dates and times vary, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Sorenson Center for the Arts, SUU, Cedar City, free (435-586-5432 or suu.edu/pva/suma)

“Festival of the Seas,” through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for students, military and seniors, $14.95 for children ages 3-12, free for children under age 2 (801-355-3474 or thelivingplanet.com)

Trees of Diversity, through Dec. 31, dates and times vary, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, free (801-965-5100 or culturalcelebration.org)

ZooLights, through Dec. 31, Thursday-Saturday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Sunday-Wednesday, 5:30-9 p.m.; closed Christmas Day, Utah's Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave., $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, $7.95 for children ages 3-12, free for children ages 2 and younger (hoglezoo.org)

Lights at Temple Square, through Jan. 1, 2019, dusk-10 p.m., Temple Square, 50 N. Temple, free (templesquare.com)

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights, through Jan. 1, 2019, 6-10 p.m., Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Powerhouse Road, Spanish Fork, $8 per car, $22 per commercial van or vehicle towing a trailer, $30 per bus (spanishfork.org/fol)

The Leonardo holiday pricing, daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Leonardo Museum, 209 E. 500 South, $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and military with ID, $6 for children ages 3-15 (801-531-9800 or theleonardo.org)

Downtown Winter Market, Saturdays through April 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande St. (slcfarmersmarket.org)

THEATER

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

“A Christmas Carol,” Dec 21-22, 2, 5 and 8 p.m., Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, $24-$29 for adults, $18-$23 for children ages 4-11 (801-226-8600 or haletheater.org)

“Fairy Tale Christmas,” Dec. 21-22, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Tuacahn Hafen Theater, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Washington County, $29-$44; dinner and show package, $25-$50 (800-746-9882 or tuacahn.org)

“The First Christmas,” Dec. 21-22, 7 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 p.m., The Hive Collaborative, 591 S. 300 West, Provo, $9-$15, no children under age 3, limited tickets available (hivetix.com)

“Five Carols for Christmas,” Dec. 21-22, 7 p.m.; Dec. 22, 3 p.m., CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Leishman Hall, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $15 (801-298-1302 or centerpointtheatre.org)

“Elf: The Musical,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 22, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Barlow Stage, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $19.50-$27 for adults, $17.50-$24.75 for seniors and students (801-298-1302 or centerpointtheatre.org)

“A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $19 for adults, $17 for children ages 12 and younger, seniors and students, tickets $1 more at door (855-944-2787 or theziegfeldtheater.com)

“The Forgotten Carols,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m., Cottonwood High School, 5715 S. 1300 East, Murray, $15-$36.50, children ages 2 and younger not allowed (801-668-0419 or forgottencarols.com/shows)

“Juanito Bandito's Christmas Carol,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 p.m., Grand Theatre, Main Stage, 1575 S. State, $17-$32 (801-957-3322 or grandtheatrecompany.com)

“Little Women,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna, $10-$12 (801-347-7373 or empresstheatre.com)

“Miracle on 34th Street,” Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 p.m., Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry, Box Elder County, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 13; children under 4 not permitted (435-723-8392 or heritagetheatreutah.com)

“Over the River and Through the Woods,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center, 425 W. Center, Provo, $14-$16 (801-852-7007 or coveycenter.org)

“Scrooge: A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 p.m., Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $15-$17 for adults, $14-$16 for students and seniors, $10-$12 for children ages 12 and younger (801-393-0070 or terraceplayhouse.com)

“A Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 22, times vary, Draper Theatre, 12366 S. 900 East, Draper, sold out, call for details (801-572-4144 or drapertheatre.org)

“A Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 24, dates and times vary, Hale Centre Theatre, 9900 S. Monroe St., Sandy, sold out, call for details (801-984-9000 or hct.org)

“A Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 29, dates and times vary, Brigham’s Playhouse, 25 N. 300 West, Washington, Washington County, $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $17 for children ages 5-17 and students with ID, children under age 5 not admitted (435-251-8000 or brighamsplayhouse.com)

“Muffet’s Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 29, dates and times vary, The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $16 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military, $10 for children 2-12 (801-355-4628 or theobt.org)

“Savior of the World,” through Dec. 29, dates and times vary, Conference Center Theater, Temple Square, $10 (801-570-0080 or lds.org/events)

“How the Grouch Stole Christmas,” through Jan. 5, 2019, Desert Star, 4861 S. State, Murray, $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 11 and younger (801-266-2600 or desertstar.biz)

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” through Jan. 5, 2019, dates and times vary, Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State, $16 (801-532-6000 or uctheatre.org)

“The Wizard of Oz,” through Feb. 2, 2019, Hale Centre Theatre, 9900 S. Monroe St., Sandy, $44-$48 for adults, $20 for youths ages 5-17, children younger than age 5 not permitted (801-984-9000 or hct.org)

SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENINGS

“Elf,” Dec. 14-20, times vary; and Dec. 22-27, 6:55 p.m., Megaplex Main Street, 905 S. Main, St. George, $1.60 (megaplextheatres.com)

“Gremlins,” Dec. 21-27, 9:20 p.m., Megaplex Main Street, 905 S. Main, St. George, $1.60 (megaplextheatres.com); and Dec. 24, 4 p.m.; Dec. 25, 7 p.m., Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, free (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org)

“Home Alone,” Dec. 21-27, 3 and 6 p.m., Megaplex Main Street, 905 S. Main, St. George, $1.60 (megaplextheatres.com)

“Incredibles 2,” Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m., Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville, free (calendar.slcolibrary.org)

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dec. 24, 4 p.m.; Dec. 25, 7 p.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, free (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org); and Dec. 24, 5 p.m., Jordan Landing Cinemark, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan, $5 (cinemark.com)

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Dec. 26, 2 p.m., Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, free (events.slcpl.org)

“Miracle on 34th Street,” Dec. 21-27, 11:15 a.m., Megaplex Main Street, 905 S. Main, St. George, $1.60 (megaplextheatres.com)

“The Nutcracker,” Bolshoi Ballet, Dec. 23, 10:55 a.m., select Cinemark Theatres, $15-$17 (cinemark.com); and select Megaplex Theatres, $13.89-$16.03 (megaplextheatres.com)

“The Polar Express,” Dec. 22-27, 4:30 and 7 p.m., Megaplex Main Street, 905 S. Main, St. George, $1.60 (megaplextheatres.com); and Dec. 21-27, times vary, Cinemark Movies 9, 9539 S. 700 East, Sandy, $0.94-$2.25 (cinemark.com)

“They Shall Not Grow Old,” Dec. 27, 4 p.m., Jordan Landing Cinemark, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan, $12-$14 (cinemark.com)

BOOK SIGNINGS

Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main, Park City, Shannon Bahrke Happe, author of “Mommy, Why is Your Hair Pink?” Dec. 22, 6 p.m. (435-649-8062 or dollysbookstore.com)

ART GALLERIES

OPENING EXHIBITIONS

Gallery MAR, 436 Main, Park City, “Flight,” by Rebecca Kinkead and Jamie Burnes; on display Dec. 23-Jan. 6 (435-649-3001)

Horne Fine Art, 142 E. 800 South, “Waking Up Winter,” by Jamie Wayman, Phyllis Horne and Ryan Cannon and Karen Horne, through Jan. 26 (801-910-2088)

Julie Nester Gallery, 1280 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, “Orchestrated Moments,” by Nicholas Wilton; on display Dec. 21-Jan. 22, 2019 (435-649-7855)

Southam Gallery, 152 S. Main, “Holiday Group Show,” by A.D. Shaw, Richard Boyer, Ken Baxter, Joshua Clare, Jerry Hancock and Lucia Heffernan, through Jan. 15, 2019 (801-322-0376)

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS IN SALT LAKE COUNTY

Alice Gallery, 617 E. South Temple, “Sense of Place, Great Salt Lake,” by Kelly Baisley and Virginia Catherall, through Jan. 11, 2019 (801-245-7270)

Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques, 401 E. 200 South, art by Brad Teare, through December (801-328-2231 or anthonysfineart.com)

Art at the Main, 210 E. 400 South, “Cold Cold Cold!” by various artists, through Jan. 12, 2019 (801-363-4088)

Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, “Basket Case,” by Sergio Mora, through Dec. 27 (801-594-8623)

Church History Museum, 45 N. West Temple, art by Cody Bell and Leslie Nilsson, through Dec. 31; and “A Visual Journal: The Artwork of Henry B. Eyring,” through Jan. 21. 2019 (801-240-3310)

Craft Lake City and Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, 300 S. 200 West, “Celebration of the Hand,” by Lunares, through December (craftlakecity.com)

David Dee Fine Arts, 1709 E. 1300 South #201, “LeConte Stewart: Works from 1920-1950,” through Jan. 4, 2019 (801-581-8143 or daviddeefinearts.com)

David Ericson Fine Art, 418 S. 200 West, 40th Anniversary Show, through Dec. 31 (801-533-8245)

Fort Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter St., display of World War I uniforms, weapons and ephemera, through Jan. 3, 2019 (801-581-1251)

Glass House, 3910 S. Highland Drive, Millcreek, art by Robert Mellor, through January 2019 (801-666-8968)

Modern West Fine Art, 177 E. 200 South, “Point of View,” by Tom Judd and Kiki Gaffney, and “Small Works Exhibition,” by various artists, through Jan. 12, 2019 (801-355-3383)

Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South, Annual Winter Group Show, through Jan. 11, 2019 (801-364-8284)

Rio Gallery, 300 S. 455 West, “Utah ’18: Craft, Photography and Video/Digital,” by Utah artists, through Jan. 11, 2019 (801-245-7272)

Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, “What I Brought in My Luggage: Relics of Lost Lives,” by various artists, through Dec. 21; and “Sparking Creative Minds: Inventions and Innovations Over Time,” by Salt Lake Arts Academy students, through Jan. 4, 2019 (801-524-8200)

Urban Arts Gallery, 137 S. Rio Grande St., “Simulacra,” by local artists, through Dec. 30 (801-651-3937)

Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, “Winter Scenes and Holiday Dreams,” by local artists, through Jan. 2, 2019; and “Revolution Curated: Original Art of Yan’an’s New Society 1955-1984,” through Feb. 27, 2019 (801-965-5100)

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, “Working Hard to Be Useless,” by various artists, through Dec. 29; “Security Questions,” by Daniel Everett, through Jan. 12, 2019; “Information Density,” by Molly Morin, through Jan. 12, 2019; “Lord I — The Records Keeper,” by Lori Damiano, through Jan. 18, 2019; and “Whoop Dee Doo,” directed by Matt Roche and Jaimie Warren, through March 3, 2019 (801-328-4201)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, University of Utah, “Site Lines,” by University of Utah Art Faculty, through Jan. 6, 2019; and “salt 14,” by Yang Yonglian, through June 2, 2019 (801-581-7332)

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS OUTSIDE SALT LAKE COUNTY

Arrowhead Gallery ETC, Electric Theater Center, 68 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, art by Shirley Smith, through Dec. 31 (801-628-9592)

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, BYU, Provo, “Lasting Impressions: Etchings and Drawings,” by Carl Bloch, through Jan. 12, 2019; “For Home and Country: Posters and Propaganda From the Great War,” by various artists, through Jan. 12, 2019; “Pulitzer Prize Photographs,” by various artists, through March 3, 2019, and “Where the River Widens,” by Danae Mattes, and “Windswept,” by Patrick Dougherty, through Oct. 19, 2019 (801-422-8287)

Granary Art Center, 86 N. Main, Ephraim, “Total Plentitude: A Congregation of Seeker Sisters,” by Page Turner, through Jan. 25, 2019 (435-283-3456)

Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd., Park City, “Park City Collects” and “Dreamscapes,” by various artists, through Jan. 6, 2019 (435-649-8882)

Lamplight Art Gallery, 170 S. Main, Bountiful, photography of Louise R. Shaw, through Dec. 31 (801-298-0290)

Mountain Place Gallery, 123 N. Main, Logan, “Winter Follows,” by Russ Fjeldsted, through January 2019 (435-752-0211)

Provo Library, 550 N. University Ave., Provo, “The Greatest Photographs of the American West,” by the National Geographic Society, through Dec. 31 (801-852-6650)

Southern Utah Museum of Art, Sorenson Center for the Arts, SUU, Cedar City, “Encounter Korea,” by Korean-American and Korean artists, through Dec. 29 (435-586-5432)

Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, 33rd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, “Journeys: Monomyth and Transformation” and a youth art competition, through Jan. 16, 2019; “Beginnings: The Mormon Art and Belief Movement,” by various artists, through Feb. 16, 2019; and “Round Up: Icons of the American West,” by various artists, through June 19, 2021 (801-489-2727)

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

“The Grinch Steals the Museum,” Dec. 21, noon-5:30 p.m., Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 South, $33 for children, $38 for adults, $26 for children for members, $31 for adults for members, space is limited (801-456-5437 or discoverygateway.org)

Brunch with Santa, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-noon or noon-2 p.m., Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, 150 W. 500 South, $39.95 for adults, $24.50 for children ages 4-13 (801-401-2000 or deals.marriott.com/sheraton/usa/ut/salt-lake-city/brunchwithsanta)

Santa on Towne Center Drive, through Dec. 22, Fridays and Saturdays, times vary, 1600 West Towne Center Drive, South Jordan, free (sjc.utah.gov)

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” through Jan. 5, dates and times vary, Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State, $16 (801-532-6000 or uctheatre.org)

LIBRARIES

Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, clay-pot snowman craft for teens, Dec. 21, 4 p.m. (801-594-8611)

Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., Park City, a free screening of “Red Dog: True Blue,” Dec. 21, 4 p.m. (801-615-5600)

Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, a free screening of “Paddington 2,” Dec. 22, 3 p.m. (801-594-8632)

Corinne and Jack Sweet Library, 455 F Street, “It’s Winter Time” adventure for tweens and teens, Dec. 22, 3 p.m. (801-594-8651)

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Home Instead Senior Care is currently holding its “Be a Santa to a Senior” campaign. Residents along the Wasatch Front are invited to visit a participating Key Bank and pick a bulb with a senior’s gift request from the tree. Several Key Bank locations are participating in the Salt Lake City area: 1939 W. 4700 South, Taylorsville; 1435 W. 9000 South, West Jordan; 201 N. Main, Tooele; and 185 S. State, Orem. For more information about the program, visit beasantatoasenior.com or call 801-542-0405 or 801-899-4183.

Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4200 West, will be closed starting Monday, Dec. 24. According to a news release, construction will begin on a new county library in the city. Staff at the Kearns branch will support other county libraries, and patrons are invited to visit surrounding branches. The new 35,000 square foot branch is expected to open in 2020.

Caffè Niche, 779 E. 300 South, will be open Christmas Eve for brunch, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., but closed for dinner and Christmas Day. Chef Andy Morrison will offer a special four-course dinner for New Year’s Eve starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $55. Niche will be open on New Year’s Day for brunch, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and closed for dinner. Call 801-433-3380 or visit caffeniche.com for more information.

Cafe Trio, with locations at 680 S. 900 East and 6405 S. 3000 East, will be open Christmas Eve until 8 p.m. The two locations will offer a special holiday menu that includes an appetizer, pasta and entrée. Visit triodining.com for more information.

Current Fish & Oyster, 279 E. 300 South, will be open Christmas Eve day with lunch served 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and dinner served 4-8 p.m. The regular dinner menu will be offered along with some specials. Current will be closed Christmas Day. The restaurant will be open New Year’s Day for dinner starting at 4 p.m. Chef Alan Brines and his team will offer a four-course menu for New Year’s Eve. The cost is $75 per person. The restaurant will also be open on New Year’s Day for dinner starting at 4 p.m. Call 801-326-3474 or visit currentfishandoyster.com for more information.

Oasis Cafe, 151 S. 500 East, will be open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, serving the regular brunch menu, but will be closed that evening and on Christmas Day. Chef Efren Benitez will offer a special four-course menu for $50 on New Year’s Eve starting at 5 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Brunch will also be served 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. that day, and lunch will be served prior to the New Year’s Eve dinner. Oasis Cafe will serve a New Year’s Day brunch 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with lunch served 2:30-5 p.m. and dinner 5-9 p.m. Call 801-322-0404 or visit oasiscafeslc.com for more information.

Stanza Italian Bistro, 454 E. 300 South, will be open for Christmas Eve lunch and dinner and closed Christmas Day. Stanza will be open for dinner only on New Year’s Eve starting at 5 p.m. Chef Jonathan LeBlanc and pastry chef Amber Billingsley have created a four-course menu, including an amuse bouche of Alaskan halibut pate, a choice of starters, a choice of entree and pasta and a choice of desserts. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and is $70 per person. The restaurant will be closed New Year’s Day. Visit stanzaslc.com for more information.

Texas de Brazil, 50 S. Main, Suite 168, will be open Christmas Eve at 11 a.m. The Brazilian steakhouse will serve the dinner menu all day long with select beverages and choice of dessert included. Texas de Brazil will be closed Christmas Day but open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Visit texasdebrazil.com/locations/lake-city for additional information.

Thai Garden Bistro, 868 E. 900 South, will be open Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, 1-9 p.m. Call 801-355-8899 or visit thaigardenslc.com for more information.

Veneto Ristorante Italiano, 370 E. 900 South, will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Visit venetoslc.com for more information.

Roots of Humanity Foundation recently announced a call for entries for their art competition. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to submit a favorite drawing or painting online through Dec. 27. The top three winning entries will be reproduced in glass and auctioned to help support the international art-glass project “Roots and Humanity,” according to a news release. For more information, visit rootsofhumanityfoundation.org.

Tsunami Restaurant and Sushi Bar, with locations in Sugar House, Union Heights, River Park and Traverse Mountain, was recognized on Dec. 13 for its contribution to the community. In November, it was announced that the restaurant donated $2,500 to purchase five climbing slabs for Sugar House Boys and Girls Club after a sinkhole necessitated the removal of all playground equipment at the club. The restaurant invited the community to build upon the donation and created a special Boys and Girls Club roll, according to a news release. A portion of the sale of every roll went directly to the Boys and Girls Club. Nearly $4,000 in proceeds from the sale of the roll went to purchase 10 climbing slabs for the playground. Visit facebook.com/tsunamisushi for more information.

The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra recently announced their Aspiring Musician Competition. The winning musicians will have a chance to study and perform with a full orchestra, according to a news release. Video submissions and registration is due by Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. There is a $35 registration fee for submissions. After the application and registration fee are received, the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra will send applicants more information on how to provide video links for the competition’s first round. The final round will be a live competition on Feb. 9, 2019, and the concert will be May 3, 2019. Visit thetso.org for more information.

Salt Lake Film Society recently announced the launch of Media Accelerator Studio, MAST, with a goal of keeping top artists in Utah, according to a news release. The content development program will offer a fellowship program, on-site and online labs, contests and mentoring for post-graduate animators, game designers and content creators. Labs will cover a range of topics such as novel uses of free-to-use and open-source software for keeping production costs low, production tactics for indie content creators, and business and brand-building for entrepreneurs, according to the news release. Although labs are designed as part of the MAST Fellowship, they are open to the public for a fee. Labs will begin in April 2019. MAST was founded by Utah native Tori A. Baker, CEO of Salt Lake Film Society, and Miles Romney, who will lead the program. MAST is made possible by an endowment from the Robin M. Woods Legacy Fund for Future Initiatives. Visit saltlakefilmsociety.org or maststudio.org for more information.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and events and prices are subject to change. To submit an event listing, email [email protected].