SALT LAKE CITY — Whether your style is to wander through an enchanted icy castle, climb into someone else’s skin and walk around in it (as advised by Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird”) or feel the excitement of watching a monster truck competition, there’s something for everyone in Salt Lake City this weekend.
Midway Ice Castles
Strap on your winter boots, head to Midway and walk through a winter castle handcrafted from thousands of icicles for the second weekend of the Midway Ice Castles. Enjoy an energetic fire show — complete with fire dancers — on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:15-10:15 p.m. You might even meet the ice princesses from “Frozen.” Check it out Monday-Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m., Friday, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m., 700 Homestead Dr., Midway, $9.95-$19 for ages 12+, $6.95-$12 for children ages 4-11 (icecastles.com).
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”
This weekend marks the opening of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Adapted from Harper Lee’s classic novel of the same title, the play follows the court proceedings of a black man accused of committing a crime against a white woman, telling the story of a prejudiced society observed through the eyes of Scout, a young girl living in 1930s Maycomb, Alabama. See the play Jan. 5-Feb. 3, Monday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 2:30 p.m., CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $14-$27 (801-298-1302 or centerpointtheatre.org).
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will roar in the New Year in Salt Lake City this weekend. The tour stop will feature eight athletes, seven competitions and monster jam trucks, speedsters and ATVs galore. Krysten Anderson will also compete as the first female to drive the infamous Grave Digger. Watch the competitions Friday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 6, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Vivint Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$56 (monsterjam.com).
Hilary Hahn plays Dvorak’s Violin Concerto
Three-time Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn will perform Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in Salt Lake City this weekend. During the program, the Utah Symphony will also play selections from Dvorak’s famed “Slavonic Dances” and Haydn’s Symphony No. 8 “Le soir.” See the concerts Jan. 5-6, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$88 (801-533-6683 or utahsymphony.org).
Arturo Sandoval Sextet
Renowned Cuban-American jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will bring his virtuoso musical talent to Salt Lake City this weekend. Sandoval’s accomplishments include being the recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom, 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, six Billboard Awards, an honorary doctorate in fine arts from University of Notre Dame and a Hispanic Heritage Award. Catch the show Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City, $32.50 (artsaltlake.org).
An evening with Booker T. JonesComment on this story
Soul artist Booker T. Jones will perform in Salt Lake City this weekend. Jones, known as the frontman for Booker T. and the MGs, is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. See the show Jan. 6, 8 p.m., The State Room, 638 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, $42-$100 (thestateroom.com).
Repertory Dance Theatre’s “Emerge”
Learn how a colicky baby inspired new choreography at Repertory Dance Theatre’s “Emerge” shows this weekend, featuring original works from the company’s dancers and staff. See the performances Jan. 5-6, 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City, $15 (801-534-1000 or rdtutah.org).