Events

Dec 01st 2011
JuLie Lindsay
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Festival of Trees

For 41 years, the Festival of Trees has ushered in the Holiday Season in Utah.  More importantly, every penny raised helps children at Primary Children's Medical Center.  The Festival is organized and orchestrated by volunteers throughout the state and relies on the generous support of those who decorate and purchase trees, wreaths, gingerbread creations, playhouses, centerpieces, and quilts.  The Festival needs assistance with hosting, as well as Small Fry projects, and items for the Gift Boutique and Sweet Shoppe.  Join us as we give "A Gift of Love" to children at Primary Children's Medical Center.

Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy
Click here for more info.

Dec 01st 2011
Rachel Leiker
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A Terrible Beauty: Walking the Tightrope of our Times with Chris Jordan

7 p.m. December 1, 2011 

Dumke Auditorium, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Marcia and John Price Museum Building
The University of Utah

410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

hum.utah.edu

 

CHRIS JORDAN is an artist based in Seattle, Washington who is best known for his large-scale works depicting mass consumption and waste, particularly garbage. He has been called “the ‘it’ artist of the green movement”.

Many of Jordan’s works are created from photographs of garbage and mass consumption, a serendipitous technique that started when he visited an industrial yard to look at patterns of color and order. His industrious passion for conservation and awareness has brought much attention to his photography in recent years.

Jordan uses everyday commonalities such as a plastic cup and defines the blind unawareness involved in American consumerism. His work, while often unsettling, is a bold message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, leaving it to the viewer to draw conclusions about the inevitable consequences which will arise from our habits.

A TERRIBLE BEAUTY will draw from his current project, “Midway: Message from the Gyre” (2009-ongoing) A series of photographs depicting rotting carcasses of baby Laysan albatrosses filled with plastic. These birds nest on Midway Atoll and are being fed plastic by their parents, who find floating plastic in the middle of the ocean and mistake it for food. This is a part of an ongoing arts and media project called Midway Journey.

To request an ADA accommodation, please contact:
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action,
201 S. Presidents Cr., #135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801)581-8365.  
Reasonable notice is required.

 

Dec 02nd 2011

Author's on Main Street: Carla Morris

Friday, December 2, 2011
Authors on Main Street: Carla Morris
10am – 11am

Granite School District
2500 S. State Street site D102-106
SLC, UT 84115

Carla Morris has written an illustrated children’s book, The Boy who was Raised by Librarians, which causes the readers to ask what their favorite thing about the library is. Her book is based on a true story and leads others to reflect on their own childhood and the positive influence libraries have had in their younger years.

Contact Cindy Dunn at 2500 S. State St. Suite D229 SLC, 84115 for more information.

Dec 02nd 2011
JuLie Lindsay
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Festival of Trees

For 41 years, the Festival of Trees has ushered in the Holiday Season in Utah.  More importantly, every penny raised helps children at Primary Children's Medical Center.  The Festival is organized and orchestrated by volunteers throughout the state and relies on the generous support of those who decorate and purchase trees, wreaths, gingerbread creations, playhouses, centerpieces, and quilts.  The Festival needs assistance with hosting, as well as Small Fry projects, and items for the Gift Boutique and Sweet Shoppe.  Join us as we give "A Gift of Love" to children at Primary Children's Medical Center.

Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy
Click here for more info.

Dec 02nd 2011

Brittney Johnson and Blake Palmer’s Exhibit of Fine Art

The Utah Arts Alliance (UAA) is excited to announce that they are displaying two and three dimensional fine art of Brittney Johnson and Blake Palmer, two local artists. There will be a public reception on Dec 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. where visitors can get the inside scoop on the art from Brittney and Blake themselves. The gallery will be on display every Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. starting Dec 2 through Dec 31. The UAA is located on 127 S Main Street in Salt Lake. For more information, email utahartsalliance@yahoo.com or visit their website.

Dec 02nd 2011

Annie

 

America’s favorite redhead and her dog Sandy join forces with Oliver Warbucks and family to overcome the evil Miss Hannigan in this classic production of Annie. The original Broadway production won seven Tony Awards back in 1977 and has continued to entertain audience for over thirty years. The Pioneer Theatre Company brings this musical to you every Monday through Saturday, starting Dec 2 and ending Dec 23. Monday through Thursday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $36 to $62. They can be purchased online. For more information, call (801) 581-6961 or visit their website.

 

Dec 03rd 2011
Ryan Cray
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Silly Holiday Bazaar - How Bizarre?

 

The Park Silly Sunday Market is collaborating with the Park City High School Students to bring you the biggest event of the season. Enjoy unique holiday shopping while keeping it local.  Get your picture with Silly Santa! Live Acoustic Music! Help support Park City High School Sports and Clubs.  100 unique vendors selling jewelry, clothing, accessories, gourmet foods, & much more! Dec. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Located at the Park City High School gyms!

parksillysundaymarket.com

 

Dec 03rd 2011
JuLie Lindsay
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Festival of Trees

For 41 years, the Festival of Trees has ushered in the Holiday Season in Utah.  More importantly, every penny raised helps children at Primary Children's Medical Center.  The Festival is organized and orchestrated by volunteers throughout the state and relies on the generous support of those who decorate and purchase trees, wreaths, gingerbread creations, playhouses, centerpieces, and quilts.  The Festival needs assistance with hosting, as well as Small Fry projects, and items for the Gift Boutique and Sweet Shoppe.  Join us as we give "A Gift of Love" to children at Primary Children's Medical Center.

Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy
Click here for more info.

Dec 03rd 2011

Winter Market

The Winter Market features handmade artisan treasures from Utah and around the world. Come in from the cold and experience the holiday spirit at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Find the perfect gift for your loved-one at one of over 30 artist booths. Enjoy special hand-made gifts, excellent food, and an elaborate Christmas environment featuring cultural entertainment from around the world. There is something at this event for everyone, and the best part is, it’s free. Bring the family.

The Winter Market runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 3. It will be held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center located at 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley City. For more information about this event,  call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org

 

Dec 03rd 2011
Jaimi Haig
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Holiday Cat & Kitten Adoption Event

No More Homeless Pets in Utah's Holiday Cat and Kitten Adoption Event! Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-4pm at the Pets Mart located on 3191 E 3300 South in Salt Lake City. 2 for 1 specials, $25 adoption fee for adult cats 3 years and older. All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Save a life this holiday season!

Dec 03rd 2011

Saturday with Santa

Spend Saturday with Santa for a good cause. Teamgive is presenting a Saturday with Santa. Pictures can be taken with Ole’ Saint Nick starting at 12 noon and ending at 3 p.m. At 1:30 children can read a story with him. Santa will be at Modern Display, located at 424 S 700 East in Salt Lake, on Saturday, Dec 3. Bring new or gently used children’s books to donate to Eliza’s Library.

Dec 04th 2011
Ryan Cray
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Silly Holiday Bazaar - How Bizarre?

 

The Park Silly Sunday Market is collaborating with the Park City High School Students to bring you the biggest event of the season. Enjoy unique holiday shopping while keeping it local. Get your picture with Silly Santa! Live Acoustic Music! Help support Park City High School Sports and Clubs. 100 unique vendors selling jewelry, clothing, accessories, gourmet foods & much more! Dec. 3 and 4 from 9am to 9pm. 

Located at the Park City High School gyms!

parksillysundaymarket.com

 

Dec 05th 2011

Youth Christmas Carol at HCTO

 

The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s heartwarming transformation from a mean, materialistic “Scrooge” to the generous giver will be told by young performers at the Hale Center Theater in Orem (225 W 400 North, Orem). Actors range from the age of 6 to 16. Tickets are $5 for children, $8 for adults and $2 for students (matinee only). Show Times are Dec 5 @ 5:00 p.m. and Dec 6 @ 5:00 p.m. For school groups, matinees will be showing on Dec 6 and 7 @ 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. For more info visit http://www.HaleTheater.org or contact Anne Swenson at anne@haletheater.org.

 

Dec 06th 2011

The Blue Man Group

Paint the town blue.

This funky act has been mesmerizing audiences for well over a decade with its avant-garde take on interactive performance and experimental rock. Drawing big audiences in New York and Las Vegas, the group hits SLC this winter. Fair warning: Take a pass on front row seats or risk being laughed at, loudly. Dec. 6-11, 7 p.m., Kingsbury Hall.

Dec 09th 2011

Handel’s Messiah, a 10th Annual Community Celebration

 

This modern twist on Handel’s classic holiday production is back in Salt Lake for three nights only: Dec 9, 10, and 12 at the Grand Theatre. The performance will feature a chorus of over 80 voices with guest` soloists Ginger Bess, Kelly Griffiths, Bruce Williams, Dee-Dee Darby Duffin, Anise Drisdom, Carey Drisdom, and Detorea Oliver. The following is what Richard Scott, Executive & Artistic Director of the The Grand Theatre, had to say about the performance:

“Handel's baroque style has been completely reinterpreted and transformed into a lively R&B, gospel, and jazz infused concert experience that will delight and surprise all ages….  The original intent of this beautiful oratorio still stands while this new adaptation creates an invigorating variation on Handel's masterful themes.”

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. all three days. The Grand Theatre is located at 1575 S State Street in Salt Lake City. Tickets range from $10.00 to $24.00 with discounts for groups, seniors, and students. Reserve your tickets by calling 801-957-3322 or online at this website.

 

Dec 10th 2011

Steven L. Peck Book Signing

Steven will be signing copies of his new novel "The Scholar of Moab." The Scholar of Moab is a black comedy set Moab during the 1970's and Vienna. A redactor tries desperately to discover the events surrounding the disappearance of Dora's child long ago.

Steven will be at King's English Bookstore, 1511 South 1500 East, on Saturday, Dec 10, from 4-5 p.m.

Dec 12th 2011

SLAC: How I Became a Pirate

December 9-30 2011

SLAC
How I Became a Pirate
by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Come and watch this treasure of a story. Based on the children's book; you're got going to find any expereince like it.

Dec 12th 2011

Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Chorus Christmas Concert

 

The Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Chorus will be performing their annual Christmas Concert Monday, Dec 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (UCCC) located at 1355 W 3100 South, West Valley. This Barbershop is a non-profit organization seeking to share their love of music to the world. Admission is free so bring the whole family. For more information visit their website or call 801-965-5100.

 

Dec 13th 2011

Guns N' Roses tour

First U.S. tour in over 5 years! Guns N' Roses at the Maverik Center Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. Special guests Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at Maverik Center box office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. GA and reserved tickets are $49.50-$69.50.

Dec 14th 2011

Colleen Houck Book Signing

Colleen will be signing copies of the first novel of her New York Times bestselling fantasy-romance series, "Tiger Saga: Tiger's Curse." This book tells of the epic Journeys of Kelsey Hayes and Ren, an Indian prince  trapped in a tiger's body."

Colleen will be at King's English Bookstore, 1511 South 1500 East, on Wednesday, Dec 14, from 6-8 p.m

Dec 15th 2011

Jesus Christ Superstar

 

Starring the incomparable Ted Neeley, Jesus Christ Superstar is a super-hipster Rock-Opera loosely based on the last week of Jesus’ life, as seen through the eyes of disenchanted disciple Judas Iscariot. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice. Ted Neeley returns to the role he made famous in the original 1973 motion picture. See him this December at the Egyptian Theatre! No one does it better!

Shows: December 15-18; December 20-23; December 26-31. Times vary. Check the website. Tickets: Adults $40 Advance/$45 Door. Front-of-House $55 Advance/$60 Door. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 328 Main Street in Park City.

 

 

Dec 16th 2011
Jaimi Haig
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Holiday Pet Adoption Event

 

All they want from Santa is you!

Holiday Adoption Event
Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 W. 3900 S. in Salt Lake City
Click here for more info.

Hundreds of dogs and cats hoping to be home for the holidays. All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped

Hours:
Friday 10:30am-6:30pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

 

Dec 17th 2011

Santa Arrives at Town Lift Plaza

Come to the Town Lift Plaza to welcome Santa and Rudolf as they fly into Park City on the Park City Town lift. Enjoy Holiday carols, stories, hot cocoa and cookies! When Santa arrives he will be visiting with the children and ready to hear their Christmas lists, so bring the whole family to get in the Christmas Spirit. The Christmas celebration starts at 5:00 p.m. on Dec 17, so don’t be late! Town Lift Plaza is located at 825 Main Street in Park City. For more information about this event, please call (435) 649-8111 or visit http://parkcitymountainresort.com

 

Dec 17th 2011

International Christmas Celebration

The Latino Community Center, in partnership wih different law enforcement agencies, and other state and local organizations, present the International Christmas Celebration. This celebrationis meant to celebrate christmas with the international community living in Utah. Guest speakers, like special agent in charge David J. Johnson from the FBI, will be presenting at various times throughout the night. The event also hopes to donate toys to 600 children in need this year, provide opportunities for international performers to showcase their talents, and maintain and improve relationships between the international community and local authorities.

This event will be held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center on 1355 W 3100 South in West Valley on December 17, from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

Dec 19th 2011
Sandy Flury
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Park City Nutcracker

Park City Nutcracker

December 19th 2011

5:00 and 7:30 Eccles Center for Performing Arts

Join the dream as Park City Dance Presents the 9th annual PARK CITY NUTCRACKER. Battling mice and soldiers, stunning snowflakes, dazzling dancing dolls, and the ever popular elephants, make this show a Park City Holiday tradition.  This abbreviated family show brings the magic of the Nutcracker to life for adults and children alike.

Monday December 19th at the Park City Eccles Center for Performing Arts

Tickets rage from $10 to $20 with show times at 5:00 and 7:30pm

Call 435-658-2345 weekdays for tickets and information

www.parkcitydance.com

Dec 19th 2011

Christmas Carole Sing-Along

The Larry H. Miller Family and Robert C. Bowden proudly present the 27th Annual Christmas Carole Sing-Along. The Generations of Sound Orchestra and singer/actor Alex Boyé will be hosting an evening of Christmas sights and sounds. Guests will receive special Christmas gifts such as free parking, tickets to a Bees game, coupons for the Megaplex Theatres, Miller Motorsports Park and Fanzz, and a delicious holiday treat—while supplies last. Come early to ensure your gifts. Doors open on Monday, Dec 19 at 5:30 p.m. The Singing begins at 7 p.m. This event is free to everyone so bring your family for a night of fun. For more information, check out their website.

Dec 19th 2011

Bonnie Harris Performs at Winter Christmas Concert

For the 15th year running, Bonnie Harris, a local, renowned singer, will be serenading audiences with Christmas classics in West Valley City. Along with the classics, she will also be showcasing her new CD, which will be on sale at the concert. The concert will be held on Monday, Dec 19 at 7 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 South. Admission is FREE for everyone!

Dec 21st 2011

2nd annual Winter Solstice Electric Light Parade

During the shortest day of the year, Park City will be putting on their second annual Winter Solstice Electric Parade. Park City mixes things up every year when they make their Christmas light displays MOBILE and parade them around town, instead of just sticking them on houses. This year’s event will be held on Dec 21 at 6:00 p.m. Vehicles will parade up Park Avenue to Main Street. Tune into KPCW to enjoy Christmas music while watching the parade. You can become a part of this event FOR FREE by emailing Alison Butz at Alison@historicparkcityutah.com.

Dec 23rd 2011

Manheim Steam Roller

Anything but a silent night.

The Christmas bombardment hits high gear as the kitschiest of the holiday acts plays its contemporary interpretations of Yuletide favorites. Dec. 23, 7 p.m., Energy Solutions Arena.

Dec 24th 2011

Kurt Bestor-One Silent Night

 

Celebrate Christmas with Kurt Bestor in a solo piano performance at Park City’s intimate Egyptian Theatre.  Eminently talented Kurt Bestor is an Emmy-award-winning composer and one of America's most prolific and versatile composer/performers. Bestor’s holiday shows have sold-out to audiences across the west over the last 16 years. Catch him in Park City this Christmas! Show plays Dec 24 & 25 at 6 p.m. Tickets are as follows: Adults $20 advance/$25 at the door, youth (12 and under) $15/$20, front-of-house $25/$30 and cabaret $30/$35. For more information click hereThe Egyptian Theatre is located at 328 Main Street in Park City.

 

Dec 28th 2011

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Tis the rock opera season.

Bring on the schmaltz. Most famous for their Christmas-themes series of rock operas, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra delivers on America's long, storied history of loving white-bread sentimental seasonal tunes. Dec. 28, 7 p.m., Energy Solutions Arena.

Dec 29th 2011
Amy Kraft
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Therapy & Yoga Rehab Trainging Workshop

THERAPY & YOGA REHAB TRAINING
SIGN UP NOW-Limited space available
with Pamela Turbeville & Amy Kraft
Park City Yoga Studio
Dates/Times:
Thursday, Dec. 29th 2:00-5:00pm
Friday, Dec. 30th 2:00-5:00pm
Cost: $185 (some scholarships possible)
**A training program for Healthcare Professionals & Teachers working with Seniors**
Receive 6 Yoga Alliance Credits
Learn to retrain the biomechanical alignment of your patients and students in this two afternoon class. Discover the importance of proper alignment and breathing techniques; fine tune your visualization, relaxation and meditation skills for the senior population. Thousands of Americans join the senior population every day and their needs are unique. Expertly addressing senior needs is crucial to successful Yoga practice.
see website for more info...click on workshops and trainings—www.boomerplusyoga.com
www.parkcityyogastudio.com -  1662 Bonanza Drive  Park City, UT

Dec 30th 2011

Video Games Live

Ever dream of watching Mario save the princess while a full orchestra and choir perform? Lucky you. This immersive concert features video game clips, synchronized lighting and original musicthink Zelda, Space Invaders and Froggerplayed by a live symphony orchestra. Dec. 30, 7 p.m., Kingsbury Hall.

Dec 30th 2011

Park City Art Gallery Stroll

 

The last Friday of each month, The Park City Gallery Association showcases unique art exhibits and events. Visitors can take a stroll to appreciate the beautiful works of art on display. The stroll runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec 30.