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CALENDAR

THEATER

"Auntie Mame," Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden, Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 30-Feb. 13 (393-0070)."Benches," Avalanche Theatre, Wolf Mountain (ParkWest), continues Jan. 2-3, 8:15 p.m. (649-5400).

"A Child's Christmas in Wales" & "Cinderella, or The Shoe Must Go On," Jewett Center, Westminster College, Dec. 23 & 29-31, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 31, 2 p.m. (583-6520).

"The Christmas Child," City Rep, Dec. 28 & 29, 7:30 p.m.; matinees Dec. 23 & 24, 2 p.m. (532-6000).

"The Foreigner," StageStop Theatre, Collinston, 7:30 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays-Saturdays, Dec. 30-Feb. 11; matinee 3:30 p.m. Feb. 4; special performances 6 & 9 p.m. Dec. 31 (1-800-248-2530).

"The Gift of Christmas," Promised Valley Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 (364-5696).

"Grabnet: The Western," Egyptian Theatre, Park City, Dec. 23-24 & 26-31, Jan. 5-7, 7:30 p.m. (649- 9371).

"It's a Wonderful Life, or Winging in the Holidays," Desert Star Playhouse, 7 p.m. Mondays, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Fridays, 3, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 7 (266-7600).

"The Last Piece of My Mind," Avalanche Theatre, Wolf Mountain (ParkWest), continues Jan. 4-8, 8:15 p.m. (649-5400).

"The Nerd," Hale Center Theatre, Orem, Mondays & Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Dec. 29-Feb. 13; matinee 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11; also 6 & 10 p.m. Dec. 31 (226-8600).

"Pinocchio," City Rep, Dec. 23, 26 & 30, Jan. 6, 7, 13 & 16, 7:30 p.m.; matinees Dec. 31 & Jan. 14, 2 p.m. (532-6000).

"The Pirates of Penzance," Pages Lane Theatre, Centerville, Mondays & Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31-Feb. 18 (298-1302).

"Quick Wits," Off-Broadway (272 S. Main), Dec. 31, 10 p.m. (355-4628).

"The Rented Christmas," Draper Theater, Dec. 23, 7 p.m. (572-4144).

"See How They Run," Hale Center Theater, 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Dec. 29-Feb. 13; matinees 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 & 28 and Feb. 4 & 11; special performances 6:30 & 10 p.m. Dec. 31 (484-9257).

"Sexual Perversity in Chicago," Avalanche Theatre, Wolf Mountain (ParkWest), Dec. 27-30, 8:15 p.m. (649-5400).

"Star Twek: The Search for Spoof," Off Broadway, Mondays & Thursdays-Saturdays through Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. (355-4628).

"SCROOGES"

"A Christmas Carol," Hale Center Theater, 8 p.m. Dec. 23 (484-9257).

"A Christmas Carol," Hale Center Theater, Orem, 8 p.m. Dec. 23 (226-8600).

"A Christmas Carol," Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 (393-0070).

"Ebenezer Scrooge: The Musical," Pages Lane Theater, Centerville, Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m. (298-1302).

EXHIBITS

Hansen Planetarium: "Laser Holidays in 3-D," 1 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1 & 7 p.m. Saturdays; "Star of Bethlehem," 2:30 & 4 p.m. Sundays, 4 & 8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 2:30, 4 & 8 p.m. Saturdays; "Night Skies of Autumn," 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; "Wacky Worlds of Weather," 10 a.m. Saturdays; "Flying With Sir Isaac," 11 a.m. Saturdays; "Laser Floyd in 3-D," 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, midnight Fridays-Saturdays; "Laser Grunge 3-D," 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; "Laser U2 in 3-D," 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; (538-2098).

Museum of Church History & Art: "Unto You Is Born a Savior: Christmas Creches From Around the World," through Jan. 2.

Weber State University, Layton P. Ott Planetarium: Dec. 28, "Stars of Winter" 6:30 p.m., "Season of Light" 7:30 p.m., star party, 8:30 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

Face painting with Tootsie the Clown and friends outside "Dinosaurs at the Crossroads," Children's Museum of Utah, Dec. 30, 2-4 p.m.

Vandermeide, comic hypnotism, Avalon Theater, Fridays, 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.

Car show, Utah State Fairpark, Dec. 26-29, Monday, 3-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Winter Steam Locomotive Demonstration and Film Festival, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Promontory, UT, Dec. 29-31, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

GETTING OUT

"As the Machiavellis Turn," Hunt Mystery & Company event, 8 p.m. New Year's Eve at both Snowbird Resort (521-6040) and the Red Lion Hotel (328-2000)

Big Band Ballroom Dancing, Murray Arts Centre, Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 p.m. (instruction 7:30 p.m.).

Checkmates Square Dance Club, Red Lion Hotel, Fridays, 9-10:30 p.m. (instruction 7 p.m.).

Country Dance, Wheeler Farm, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Country/Western Dance, Murray Dance Centre (4880 S. State), Saturdays, 9 p.m.-midnight (instruction 8 p.m.).

Dancing, 10th E. Senior Center, Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Dancing, Heritage Center, Mondays, 7-9 p.m.

Friendly Dance, N.W. Multipurpose Center, Fridays, 8-11 p.m.

"Godfather of the Bride," Hunt Mystery & Co. event, 8 p.m. New Year's Eve, Salt Lake Downtown Holiday Inn (359-8600).

Salt Shakers Square Dance Club, Christ United Methodist Church, Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Singles Dance, Murray Arts Centre, Fridays, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Swingin' Singles Square Dance Club, Liberty Elementary School, Wednesdays, 8:45-10 p.m.

Western Dance, Discovery Bldg., Fairpark, Fridays-Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

MUSIC/DANCE

Organ recitals, S.L. Tabernacle, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Mondays-Saturdays, noon. Free.

Ballet West "The Nutcracker," Capitol Theatre, Dec. 19-23 & 27-30, 7 p.m.; matinees Dec. 23, 27-28 & 31, 2 p.m.; Dec. 24, noon.

NUTCRACKERS

Ballet West "The Nutcracker," Capitol Theatre, Dec. 23 & 27-30, 7 p.m.; matinees Dec. 23, 27-28 & 31, 2 p.m.; Dec. 24, noon.

Submit events notices two weeks in advance to Weekend Calendar, Deseret News, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110. 237-2150.