Events

Dec 01st 2013
11:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
(801) 581-7332
Website

Day With(out) Art

Day Without Art began on December 1st 1989, the second anniversary of World AIDS Day, as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. The UMFA will participate in the annual observance of Day Without Art and World AIDS Day by covering up a work in the permanent collection entitledFermator (1997) by Carl Andre.

Dec 02nd 2013
08:00 p.m.-
Music
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City,UT 84119
801-965-5100
Website

Utah Cultural Celebration Center: West Valley Symphony

Utah Cultural Celebration Center will introduce its newest partner, the West Valley Symphony, who will present an evening of holiday classics.

Dec 02nd 2013
07:00 p.m.-
Speaker/Lecture
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

Wendy Perron Read and Book SIgning

Noted dance critic and editor Wendy Perron will read from and sign Through the Eyes of a Dancer, a collection of her writings that gives readers a personal look at dancing as an art form.

Dec 03rd 2013
06:00 p.m.-
Speaker/Lecture
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

Ree Drummond Book Signing

Blogger, Food Network personality, and New York Times bestselling author Ree Drummond will sign her new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays.

Dec 03rd 2013
11:00 a.m.-02:00 p.m.
Other
Kandice Davis
Email
Neumont University
143 South Main Street
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
Website

Open House: New Performing Arts Center

Learn more about the design and construction schedule for the New Performing Arts Center (Demolition of the existing buildings begins in January.) Project representatives will be available to discuss details and answer any questions you may have.

Dec 04th 2013 - Dec 07th 2013
01:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Festival
Email
South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street
Salt Lake City,UT 84070
801-662-5957
Website

Festival of Trees - A benefit for Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation

For 43 Years the Festival of Trees has been a "Gift of Love" for children. With over 1000 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, quilts and gingerbread houses on display along with live entertainment, Santa Land, Kids Corner, Elf Emporium, Scones, Sweet Shoppe and Gift Shoppe. There is something for everyone in the family.

Most important is that 100% of the money raised goes directly to help children at Primary Children's Hospital. Please join us in giving a "Gift of Love."

Dec 04th 2013
07:30 p.m.-
Music
Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City,UT

Westminster Jazz Ensemble

Westminster College presents a Jazz Ensemble Concert in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory.

David Halliday directs the student jazz ensemble in an array of beloved standards, adventurous new works, and varied styles.?The concert is free and open to the public.

Dec 04th 2013
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
Cafe Trio Cottonwood
6405 S. 3000 East
SLC,UT
801-587-5433
Website

Holiday Sparklers - Champagne for Every Event

Become the expert at every holiday celebration this year as we explore the names, tastes, and regions of the world's finest sparkling wines.

You will enjoy Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Cremant, and discover the wines of Limeaux and the true origin of sparkling wine. History, Champagne, Sparkling Wine; the way to a perfect holiday celebration. Please bring photo ID that indicates your age. Special fee covers tastings.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

Dec 05th 2013
05:00 p.m.-07:00 p.m.
Gala/Party
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

The King's English Bookshop's Annual Holiday Party

The King's English Bookshop's Annual Holiday Party will feature signings by Shannon Hale (Ever After High), Neal Shusterman (Unsold), and Pat Bagley (signing his cartoons). Everything in the store is 20% off during the party.

Dec 05th 2013 - Dec 07th 2013
10:00 a.m.-
Art
Email
The Shops at the Riverwoods
4801 N University Ave, Suite 670
Provo,UT
Website

The Beehive Bazaar

Set your sights on snowflakes, the holidays and the handmade goodness of the Beehive Bazaar at the Riverwoods in Provo. Bazaar showcases the works of more than 90 independent local and national artists and crafters.Bazaar will feature established Utah artists exploring and sharing their creative passions as well as lending their support to up-and-coming local artists all while knitting together a devoted arts community in Utah.

Dec 06th 2013 - Dec 28th 2013
10:00 a.m.-09:00 p.m.
Theater
Salt Lake Acting Company: Upstairs Theatre
168 West 500 North
Salt Lake City,UT 84103
801.363.7522
Website

Salt Lake Acting Company: The Cat in the Hat

The Salt Lake Acting Company will be performing The Cat in the Hat based on the book by Dr. Seuss and adapted by Katie Mitchell. The production will play December 6-28, 2013. The performances will be at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays as well as 7 p.m. on Fridays.

For SLAC's 5th annual children's show, they went with the adaption of Dr. Seuss' classic, which stays true to the book. The tale is told with sounds, music and noises, bringing the audiences you and old joy.

For more information on the show or to purchase tickets, visit their website or call the box office.

This production is for all ages.   

Dec 06th 2013 - Dec 24th 2013
Music
Pioneer Theatre Company
300 S. 1400 E.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-6961
Website

Pioneer Theatre Company: Elf - The Musical

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a new musical version of the New Line Cinema film, Elf - The Musical, December 6 through December 24, 2013.

This production marks the Utah premiere of the new musical version that took Broadway by storm last holiday season. The musical is based on the 2003 holiday film that quickly became a Christmas classic. Tickets are $38 - $59 in advance and $5 more when purchased on the day of the show. Kids in grades K - 12 are half price on Mondays and Tuesdays.

For specific dates and times or to purchase tickets visit their website or call the box office. 

Dec 06th 2013
07:00 p.m.-
Speaker/Lecture
The Kings English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

Laura Andersen Book Signing

Laura Andersen will read from and sign The Boleyn Deceit, the second novel in the Anne Boleyn Trilogy, set in the imagined Tudor court of King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. 

Dec 06th 2013 - Feb 22nd 2014
Art
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 W Temple
Salt Lake City,UT 84101
(801) 328-4201
Website

UMOCA Presents Stephanie Leitch

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art presents Untitled Apogee, a site-specific installation by Utah artist Stephani Leitch. Leitch creates an inverted topography that correlates to the 617 steeples of LDS chapels and temples within a defined boundary of the Salt Lake Valley. Opening reception for the artist will be Dec. 6, from 6 – 9 p.m. Admissions is free.



Dec 06th 2013 - Feb 22nd 2014
11:00 a.m.-06:00 p.m.
Art
Sarina Ehrgott
Email
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S. West Temple
SLC,UT 84101
801-328-4201
Website

Stephanie Leitch: Untitled Apogee Exhibition

A site-specific installation at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art that explores the space between architecture and gravity.

Dec 06th 2013
06:30 p.m.-09:00 a.m.
Art
Sarina Ehrgott
Email
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S. West Temple
SLC,UT 84101
801-328-4201
Website

Spy Hop: Fifteen Opening Reception

Exploring a milestone that ushers in a new sphere of knowledge, experience and possibility.

Dec 06th 2013 - Jan 04th 2014
11:00 a.m.-06:00 p.m.
Art
Sarina Ehrgott
Email
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S. West Temple
SLC,UT 84101
801-328-4201
Website

Spy Hop: Fifteen Exhibition

Exploring a milestone that ushers in a new sphere of knowledge, experience and possibility.

Dec 06th 2013
07:00 p.m.-
Art
Email
Ken Sanders Rare Books
268 South 200 East
Salt Lake City,UT
801-521-3819
Website

Ken Sanders Rare Books: Marcee Blackerby Stroll

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a gallery stroll exhibition with Mixed Media Artist Marcee Blackerby. The gallery will be full of Marcee’s one-of-a-kind mixed media artworks. Various musical guests will be accompanying this gallery stroll. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Dec 06th 2013 - Dec 24th 2013
10:00 a.m.-06:00 p.m.
Art
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 2nd Level
300 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City,UT
801-581-6961
Website

Paintings by Mark Slusser

Pioneer Theatre Company's Loge Gallery presents paintings by local artist Mark Slusser, on display during the run of Elf–The Musical, Dec 6–24, 2013.

Slusser is a well-traveled artist who frequently paints the majestic Utah landscape, as well as the Monterey coast after spending three years living in San Diego. He currently paints full time in his downtown Salt Lake City studio. The exhibit can be experienced on the mezzanine level of the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon through Fri for the general public (Saturdays until noon), and pre-show and intermission for show ticket holders. Admission is free.

Dec 06th 2013 - Dec 22nd 2013
10:00 a.m.-07:00 p.m.
Art
Kandace Steadman
Email
Finch Lane Galleries in Reservoir Park
54 Finch Lane
Salt Lake City,UT 84102
801-596-5000
Website

Holiday Craft & Exhibit Sale

Ring in the holiday season at the 30th Annual Holiday Craft Exhibit & Sale, which opens on Friday, December 6. This show offers a variety of treasures to give and perhaps one to keep for yourself. We are welcoming back artists who have previously shown their festive creations and whose work you expect to see. In addition, local guest artists Loné Vilnius and Chad Crane will participate. The show runs through Sunday, December 22.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Craft Show Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dec 06th 2013 - Jan 31st 2014
09:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Art
814 Gallery
814 E 100 S
Salt Lake City,UT 84102
801-533-0204

814 Gallery Presents Artist: Anna Campbell Bliss

The 814 Gallery is having a Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 6 from 5–9 p.m. presenting artist Anna Campbell Bliss and her screenprints and mixed media from 1973 to 2013. The Anna Campbell Bliss Exhibit will continue through January. 

Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and by appointment 801-533-0204.

Dec 07th 2013
07:30 p.m.-09:30 p.m.
Music
Matthew Plooster
Email
Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah
1375 East President's Circle
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-6762
Website

Lyric Opera Ensemble: Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors with Salt Lake Symphony

Capture the magic of the season Through the Eyes of a Child with the Salt Lake Symphony, conducted by Robert Baldwin. This concert includes Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, featuring the U of U Lyric Opera Ensemble. Gently humorous and deeply moving, this one-act opera will be paired with favorite Christmas carols and a jazzy visit from The Grinch, Frosty and Rudolph.

Dec 07th 2013
07:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Dining
SB Dance
801-355-ARTS
Website

SB Dance's Annual Fund-rager: WTF! Wine Theater and Food

This annual fund-rager gets better each year. They have expanded to provide excellent seating for the performance, more room for our superb dining and bev, lounge areas for lower decibel chit-chat, the best sound system in the state for boogeying to clickety-clack by DJ Tidy, and a super foodie silent auction with exclusive chef packages and many more killer deals for holiday gifts.

There may be more efficient ways to raise money. But this is by far the most fun.

Dec 07th 2013 - Dec 08th 2013
10:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
Kate Randall
Email
Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City,UT 84108
801-585-0056
Website

Red Butte Garden Holiday Open House & Art Fair

This year marks the 13th Anniversary of the Holiday Open House at Red Butte Garden!

The Orangerie will be filled with local artists who have created an array of handmade gifts for sale including jewelry, pottery, fiber art, photography, and more. They also offer free admission both days, complimentary cider and hot chocolate, and winter wonderland of a garden to explore.

So bring your shopping list, your winter boots and enjoy the season at the Garden.

Dec 07th 2013
10:00 a.m.-03:00 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
U of U - Continuing Education / Annex Rm TBA
1901 E South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-587-5433
Website

Ethnic Market Tour

Do you want to travel the world without leaving the city? Be a part of an intrepid group of eaters and home cooks setting out to explore several of Salt Lake City's amazing ethnic food markets.

Along the way, we will talk about where to find particular produce, spices, dry goods and other foods used in various Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and Latino cuisines, how to store foodie finds and simple ways to use some of the amazing ingredients we'll encounter. Affordable gluten-free baking and dry goods will be highlighted, as well.

Whether you are a vegetarian or meat-lover, whole-food fan or short-cut cook, and/or are looking for ways to add flavor to your meals and save money on great food, there will be plenty to tempt you and your taste-buds. Come equipped with a tote bag, a pen and paper, and possibly a camera.

Participants will carpool to: Rancho Market, Black Cherry Market, Southeast Market, and ShopNGo.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433)

Dec 07th 2013 - Dec 07th 2013
07:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Race
Moab Golf Course
2705 E Bench Rd.
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-4525
Website

Winter Sun 10K

A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 31st annual Winter Sun 10K Run a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.

Dec 07th 2013
07:00 p.m.-
Speaker/Lecture
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

Graeme Simsion Book Signing

Graeme Simsion will read from and sign The Rosie Project, a charming comedy about a genetics professor, who's highly functioning on the Asperger's spectrum, and his search to find the perfect wife. 

Dec 07th 2013
11:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-7332
Website

Holiday Market

Holiday decorations, hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, textiles, note cards, artisan chocolates, and more—from SLC’s finest local artisans. Free admission. Complimentary gift wrapping. 10% UMFA member discount.

Dec 07th 2013
01:00 p.m.-02:00 p.m.
Art
Sarina Ehrgott
Email
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S. West Temple
SLC,UT 84101
801-328-4201
Website

Docent Tour with Christina Burns

UMOCA’s docent tours are led by experienced gallery educators who interact with viewers to engage them in detailed looking, discussion, and critical thinking in a themed selection of contemporary artworks within one of UMOCA’s four gallery spaces.

Dec 08th 2013
09:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Gala/Party
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

The King's English Bookshop: Books and Bagels

Books and Bagels, a holiday tradition at The King's English, will feature booksellers presenting their favorite books for holiday giving. Everything in the store is 20% off during the event.

Dec 08th 2013
02:00 p.m.-04:30 p.m.
Charity/Fundraiser
Saint Vincent de Paul Parish
1385 East Spring Lane
Holladay,UT
801-977-9119
Website

Refugee Holiday Celebration

Each year, Utah receives approximately 1,200 refugees from all around the world; many of whom have fled war and violence. And each year, Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) helps to welcome them by hosting an annual Refugee Christmas Party. Join CCS and our community in a holiday celebration for Utah’s refugees.

Dec 09th 2013
08:00 p.m.-
Music
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City,UT 84119
801-965-5100
Website

Utah Cultural Celebration Center: Beehive Statesmen Christmas Concert

Established in 1949, the Beehive Statesmen present beloved memories of Christmas with barbershop harmony.  The Statesmen will present “We Need a Little Christmas”, featuring the Hangtime Quartet.  Tickets are not required as the performance is free and will have open seating for families with children.

Dec 09th 2013
07:00 p.m.-
Speaker/Lecture
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

Local author Annette Haws Book Signing

Local author Annette Haws will sign The Accidental Marriage, a romantic comedy.

Dec 09th 2013 - Dec 24th 2013
09:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
Sherrie Slusser
Email
SLUSSER GALLERY
447 East 100 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-532-1956
Website

Slusser Gallery's Holiday Group Exhibition

Stop by Slusser Gallery and check out our Holiday Exhibition. We have many very nice smaller paintings for gifts, and also a stunning display of larger pieces featuring work by Paul Davis, Randall Lake, Bryan Mark Taylor and many other excellent artists from Utah and Southern California. We're at 447 E. 100 S., SLC.

Dec 09th 2013 - Dec 18th 2013
06:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Art
Thanksgiving Point
3303 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi,UT 84043
801-768-2300
Website

Ice Sculpture Demonstration

Ice Sculpture Demonstration – Dec. 9, 11, 16, 18 (6-8 p.m.)

See the fascinating art of ice sculpting on Monday and Wednesday nights in December at the Water Tower Plaza. Each evening will feature artists such as Theron, Aaron and Darren of Spiffy Ice as they transform a 300-pound block of ice into a festive holiday sculpture.

Dec 09th 2013 - Dec 13th 2013
10:00 a.m.-06:00 p.m.
Art
Brian Snapp
Email
Alvin Gittins Gallery (U of U)
375 S. 1530 East
Salt Lake City,UT 84112

U of U Holiday Art Sale

Holiday Art Sale at the University of Utah! Come buy hand-made ceramic goods, photography, prints, paintings, and sculptures.

Dec 12th 2013 - Dec 14th 2013
10:00 a.m.-
Art
Email
The Shops at the Riverwoods
4801 N University Ave, Suite 670
Provo,UT
Website

The Beehive Bazaar

Set your sights on snowflakes, the holidays and the handmade goodness of the Beehive Bazaar at the Riverwoods in Provo. Bazaar showcases the works of more than 90 independent local and national artists and crafters.Bazaar will feature established Utah artists exploring and sharing their creative passions as well as lending their support to up-and-coming local artists all while knitting together a devoted arts community in Utah.

Dec 13th 2013 - Jun 15th 2014
Art
Mindy Wilson
Email
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-7332
Website

UMFA Exhibition: Alfred Lambourne's Great Salt Lake

Experience the Great Salt Lake through the eyes of an 1880 local artist that walked the Mormon Trail. He captured the drama of the lake by honing the dicotomous weather, shipwrecks, and Black Rock.

Dec 13th 2013
Art
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-7332
Website

The Savage Poem Around Me: Alfred Lambourne's Great Salt Lake

Alfred Lambourne's work will be on display. Lambourne walked the Mormon Trail in 1866, at age sixteen, to Salt Lake City, sketching during much of the route. He painted many views of Black Rock, the infinite and varied moods of the weather, and the shipwrecks and the drama of the lake.

Dec 13th 2013
06:00 p.m.-07:00 p.m.
Art
Sarina Ehrgott
Email
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S. West Temple
SLC,UT 84101
801-328-4201
Website

Curatorial Walkthrough: Hoax, Taboo and Folklore

For Friday 13th and the final days of the Utah Biennial, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Associate Curator Becca Maksym will discuss ideas of hoax, taboo and strange folklore.

Dec 13th 2013
09:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Amber Dixon
Email
Sandler Training Center of Utah
7400 S. Union Park Avenue, Suite 302
Midvale,UT 84047
Website

How to Hit Your 2014 Sales Goals

This year did you?

• Spend too much time with people who are not the decision makers?
• Chase prospects indefinitely or where you relegated to voice mail jail?
• Consistently get proposals shopped around town and losing the business to competitors?
• Get too many “I’ll think it over” responses after showing everything you have?

If yes, then join this complimentary training session and learn what is really stopping you from hitting your sales goals. You will leave with a much clearer picture of your sales process and a set of action steps. Implement them in the first 30 days of 2014 and you will be on your way to increased sales revenue, no matter what the economy does. RSVP: http://bit.ly/Sandler-RSVP

Dec 13th 2013 - Dec 24th 2013
04:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Charity/Fundraiser
Cris Paulsen
Email
In front of the WalMart Supercenter at Kimball Junction, Park City
6545 N. Landmark Dr
Park City,UT 84098
435-647-9909
Website

12 Days of Gift Wrapping, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties

Wrap up your holidays with 12 days of gift wrapping from Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties and the Mountain Life Church of Park City. A jolly group of wrapping elves will be on hand to assist with your holiday wrapping needs. Suggested donations vary depending on size of packages. Proceeds will benefit Habitat's affordable housing programs.

Dec. 13–24, in front of the WalMart SuperCenter at Kimball Junction, 6545 N. Landmark Dr., Park City.

Proceeds will benefit Habitat's affordable housing programs.

Dec. 13, 4–8 p.m.; Dec. 14, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Dec. 18, 4–8 p.m.; Dec. 19, 4–8 p.m.; Dec. 20, 4–8 p.m.; Dec. 21, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Dec. 22, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Dec. 23, 12–8 p.m.; Dec. 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Happy holidays from Mountain Life Church and Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties!

Dec 13th 2013 - Dec 29th 2013
07:00 p.m.
Theater
Kris Lythgoe
Email
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W. 300 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84101
801-355-2787
Website

A Snow White Christmas

A Snow White Christmas comes to Salt Lake City this December. From the family behind American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, comes a new and exciting production of the age old fairytale, complete with modern music, dancing, and a comedic twist.

This family fun musical features songs from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. The audience will be dancing the Y.M.C.A. in the aisles with the dwarves and protecting Snow White from the Wicked Queen. Starring recording artists David Osmond, Amy Whitcomb from The Voice, and So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe as the Magic Mirror.

Families can arrive early for a Winter Wonderland with crafts and photos with Santa, sponsored by Citi.

Individual tickets are $34–$54. Family tickets are $99 (2 adults, 2 children).

Dec 13th 2013 - Dec 14th 2013
10:00 a.m.-06:00 p.m.
Music
Ken Turner
Email
Piano Gallery
5478 South Green Street
Murray,UT 84123
801-266-9550
Website

Bösendorfer Piano Factory Selection Tour

Piano Gallery hosts the 2013–14 Bösendorfer Factory Selection Tour in the Salt Lake City Area that features a special collection of uniquely beautiful pianos valued at more than $1 million from the world’s oldest continually active piano manufacturer.

Consumers can make reservations for this sale and private viewings on Dec. 13, and the collection will be open to the public on Dec. 14. This event represents a rare opportunity to view a diverse selection of exotic Bösendorfer pianos outside of the company’s headquarters in Vienna. “The Bösendorfer Factory Selection Tour is an incredibly rare opportunity for our customers to play such a large and varied collection of stunning instruments from this famed company,” said Ken Turner, co-owner, Piano Gallery. “We encourage people to come out and see this spectacular display which will inspire the ears and eyes of musicians and music lovers alike.”

Dec 14th 2013
Other
Maverik Center
3200 Decker Lake Dr
West Valley City,UT 84119

George Lopez at the Maverick Center

George Lopez will perform wutg soecuak gyest Bryan Kellen at the Maverick Center. Tickets go on sale July, 20.

Dec 14th 2013
Other
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W. 300 S.
Salt Lake City,UT 84101

Ring Around the Rose

This is a magic show accompanied by live classical piano and violin featuring deceptionist Richard Hatch, violinist Rosemary Kimura Hatch and pianist Jonathan hatch.

Dec 14th 2013
09:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Other
Kate Randall
Email
Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City,UT 84108
801-585-0556
Website

Red Butte Garden Christmas Bird Count

Red Butte Garden is proud to be a part of the 114th Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, the longest running citizen-science survey in the world providing critical data on population trends. Space is limited so sign up early.

Dec 14th 2013 - Dec 15th 2013
10:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Festival
Ryan Cray
Email
The Yarrow Hotel
1800 Park Ave.
Park City,UT 84060
435-901-9733
Website

Silly Holiday Bazaar

The Park Silly Sunday Market presents the 3rd Annual Silly Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 14–15 at the Yarrow Hotel, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place! Support Utah vendors while buying unique gifts for friends and family. Look forward to original artwork, jewelry, gourmet food, clothing, accessories and much more! Santa Claus will be there to meet and greet the kids and take photos. Who says you can’t be silly and festive? Come out and join the fun! For more information visit our website at: parksillysundaymarket.com.

Dec 14th 2013
11:00 a.m.-
Family
The Kings English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
Website

The King's English Bookshop: Story Time, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Join us for a special storytime event featuring How the Grinch Stole Christmas! with an appearance by You Know Who! Can you help him grow his heart three sizes that day?

Dec 14th 2013
02:00 p.m.-04:00 p.m.
Art
Sarina Ehrgott
Email
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S. West Temple
SLC,UT 84101
801-328-4201
Website

Family Art Saturday: Cards that Celebrate the Gift of Thought

Children and their parents will focus on the relationship between imagery and text while pairing words with pictures for meaningful combinations and personalized messages to produce their own unique set of holiday cards.

Dec 14th 2013 - Dec 21st 2013
09:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Family
Thanksgiving Point
3303 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi,UT 84043
801-768-2300
Website

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy the holiday tradition of eating breakfast with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Polar Bear, the Gingerbread Man and others. Buddy the Elf will emcee the event with dance contests and sing-a-longs with guests. Other activities include crafts, games, cookie decorating and a delicious breakfast.

Dec 14th 2013 - Dec 21st 2013
02:30 p.m.-03:00 p.m.
Art
Simone Olive
Email
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Ave.
Park City,UT 84060
435-649-8882
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Free Saturday Gallery Tour

Want to learn more about the PC Collects II exhibit at the Kimball Art Center? In lieu of an art talk this month, we are offering complimentary guided tours of our main gallery from 2:30 p.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 and 21. From anecdotes about individual pieces to insight on why people start private art collections, guests of all ages are sure to come away with new knowledge on the thriving art scene in Park City.

Dec 15th 2013
07:00 p.m.-
Classes
The Grand America, La Bonne Vie
555 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City,UT
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Bread Pudding Class at the Grand America Hotel

The Grand America Hotel is offering a free bread pudding class for the lucky winners of a random drawing. Those who would like to add this holiday favorite to their dessert repertoire can visit La Bonne Vie, The Grand America’s pastry shop by Dec. 15 to sign up for a chance to win a spot in the class. The class will be Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. 

Dec 16th 2013
07:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Dance
Thanksgiving Point
3303 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi,UT 84043
801-768-2300
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The Nutcracker with Timpanogos Symphony and Ballet Utah

Dancers from Ballet Utah will be on stage with the Timpanogos Symphony, dancing to selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Other Christmas favorites in the program include Anderson, Sleigh Ride Bizet, L’Arlesienne Suite and The Polar Express.

Dec 17th 2013 - Dec 18th 2013
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Music
Thanksgiving Point
3303 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi ,UT 84043
801-768-2300
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Voice Male in Concert

Voice Male is made up of six individuals who came together to perform a cappella for more than 16 years. They have released 10 CD’s including the popular Jingles, Jingles 2 and Christmas Live. This year’s tour is sure to please with many of the old familiar Christmas tunes you grew up with, as well as a few extra treats.

Dec 21st 2013
01:00 p.m.-
Music
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Ellen Eccles Theatre
43 South Main Street
Logan,UT 84321
435-752-0026
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Bar J Wranglers at Ellen Eccles Theatre

The Bar J Wranglers are set to heat up the holiday season with another performance at Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan. Bring the family for a wranglin' good time. These Jackson Hole natives bring cowboy poetry, music and hillarity to thier down-home show.

Tickets from $16 to $22, showtimes are 1:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Click here to purchase.

Dec 21st 2013
10:00 a.m.-01:00 p.m.
Family
Kate Randall
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Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City,UT 84108
801-585-0556
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Red Butte Garden Winter Solstice Celebration

Winter Solstice has been celebrated all over the world since ancient times because it heralds the gradual return of the sunlight after the shortest and darkest days of the year. Bring your kids and celebrate the Solstice in the Children's Garden. Create head-wreaths, winter candles, sip hot chocolate, and make a New Year wish at the Yule-log.

Dec 21st 2013
01:00 p.m.-04:00 p.m.
Art
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-7332
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Word Art

The UMFA's iconic sculpture, BENT TO A STRAIGHT AND NARROW AT A POINT OF PASSAGE, by Lawrence Weiner is displayed in the Great Hall. Gain inspiration from this amazing work of five-foot-tall letters to create your own word art on canvas.

Dec 21st 2013
09:00 a.m.-04:00 p.m.
Sports
Connor Johnson
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Brighton Ski Resort
12601 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon
Brighton,UT 84121
801-363-1524
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Shred the Edge

On Saturday Dec. 21, Brighton Ski Resort is hosting Shred the Edge, with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Utah.

Lift tickets are only $45 dollars for a full day of epic skiing. Throughout the day enjoy a DJ, photo booth and a snowboard raffle. To participate, you must register in advance by Dec. 20 at sout.org/shredtheedge.

Dec 21st 2013
08:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Other
Crystal Carpenter
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Deadhorse Point State Park
Hwy 313
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-2614

Christmas Bird Count at Dead Horse Point State Park

4th Annual Bird Count at Dead Horse Point State Park (Moab Utah).

The 2013 count meets at 8 a.m. at the Visitor Center. To participate, please contact crystalcarpenter@utah.gov; 435-259-2614. Bring binoculars, snacks, water and dress for the weather. Anyone intrigued by the idea of identifying and counting birds is welcome to attend.

Dec 23rd 2013
Other
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S. 15th E. St
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
(801) 484-9100
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Terry Tempest Williams at the King's English Bookshop

Terry Tempest Williams will be a guest bookseller at The King's English. Come by and find out what she's choosing for her friends and family for the holidays. 

Dec 28th 2013
07:30 p.m.-
Music
Jane Gendron
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The Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
1750 Kearns Blvd.
Park City,UT 84060
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Big Bad Voodoo Day

With blasting horns and rollicking rhythm, the ultimate big band decks the halls with yuletide swagger. Tapping into the holiday classics as well as BBVD originals, the seven-piece group gets lowdown and hip with jazz-blues-rockswing- funk tunes. The catchy and feel-good repertoire ranges from “Jingle Bells” and “We Three Kings” to “Zat You Santa Claus” and “Rock-A-Billy Christmas.” 

Dec 30th 2013
07:30 p.m.-
Music
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Rose Wagner Theater-
138 West 300 South
Salt Lake City ,UT 84101
801-355-ARTS
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Octappella In Concert

Octappella will be in concert at the Rose Wagner Theater. The band has no instruments but a big sound. The world of contemporary a cappella music is taking the country by storm.Don’t miss the harmony, the hilarity, the holiday-hit-concert event for kids from one to 92.

Dec 31st 2013
08:00 p.m.-
Theater
Jane Gendron
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The Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
1750 Kearns Blvd.
Park City,UT 84060
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New Year's Eve with Bernadette Peters

She sings. She acts. She simply shines. Broadway star Bernadette Peters returns to The Eccles Center stage for a special New Year’s Eve performance, Dec 31. The Tony award winner tops off the holidays with sparkle and depth – both of which accompany the extraordinary talents of a remarkable chanteuse. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $165. Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.

Dec 31st 2013 - Feb 01st 2013
Theater
Hale Centre Theatre
3333 S. Decker Lake Drive
West Valley City,UT
801-984-9000
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The Foreigner at Hale Centre Theatre

Catch Hale Centre Theatre's production of this fish-out-of-water comedy about a foreigner who ends up in a remote lodge and can't seem to speak the language.