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CALENDAR

THEATER

"Carnival," SUU Auditorium, Cedar City, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, 2 & 7:30 p.m. (586-7876)."A Child's Christmas in Wales" & "Cinderella, or The Shoe Must Go On," Jewett Center, Westminster College, Dec. 15-17, 22-23 & 29-31, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 31, 2 p.m.; Dec. 18, 7 p.m.(583-6520). "The Christmas Child," City Rep, Dec. 9, 15-17, 19, 22, 28 & 29, 7:30 p.m.; matinees Dec. 10, 23 & 24, 2 p.m. (532-6000). "A Fine and Pleasant Misery," Highland Park Elementary School, Dec. 16-17, 8 p.m. "The Gift of Christmas," Promised Valley Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 23 (364-5696). "The Glass Menagerie," Lab Theatre, Performing Arts Bldg., U. of U., Dec. 9, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 11, 7 p.m. (581-6961). "Grabnet: The Western," Egyptian Theatre, Park City, Dec. 9, 8 p.m.; Dec. 10, 15-17, 22-24 & 26-31, Jan. 5-7, 7:30 p.m. ( 649- 9371). "Hay Fever," Pioneer Memorial Theatre, U. of U., 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 17 (581-6961). "The Homecoming," Heritage Theatre, Perry, Mondays & Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 17, 8 p.m. (723-8392). "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Sweet Library, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.; Chapman Library, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m.; Sprague Library, Dec. 17, 1 p.m. "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). "Joseph and Mary: A Love Story," Pages Lane Theatre, Centerville, Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. (298-1302). "Meet Me in St. Louis," Grand Theatre, SLCC/South City Campus, Mondays-Saturdays through Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; matinee Dec. 17, 2 p.m. (957-3322). "Pinocchio," City Rep, Dec. 10, 12, 23, 26 & 30, Jan. 6, 7, 13 & 16, 7:30 p.m.; matinees Dec. 17 & 31, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. (532-6000). "The Plight Before Christmas," Pages Lane Theatre, Centerville, Saturdays through Dec. 17, noon (298-1302). "The Rented Christmas," Draper Theater, Dec. 16-17 & 19-23, 7 p.m. (572-4144). "The Snow Queen" (puppet show), S.L. Acting Company, Dec. 10 & 17, 2 & 7:30 p.m.(355-2787). "Star Twek: The Search for Spoof," Off Broadway, Mondays & Thursdays-Saturdays Dec. 16-Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. (355-4628). "Westminster Players: An Evening of Improv," Shaw Center, Westminster College, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

`SCROOGES'

"A Christmas Carol," Hale Center Theater, Mondays-Saturdays through Dec. 23, 8 p.m.; matinees Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 16 & 19-23, 5 p.m.; Dec. 17, noon & 3:30 p.m. (484-9257). "A Christmas Carol," Hale Center Theater, Orem, 8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 3:30 & 8 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 23 (226-8600). "A Christmas Carol," StageStop Theater, Collinston, 7:30 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays-Fridays, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21 (1-800-248-2530 or 458-3967). "A Christmas Carol," Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden, Mondays & Fridays-Saturdays through Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m.(393-0070). "A Christmas Carol," Fine Arts Center, USU, Logan, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, 2 & 7:30 p.m. (797-0305) "A Christmas Carol" (Michael Jesse Bennett's one-man portrayal of Dickens), Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, Dec. 9-10, 7:30 p.m. (378-4322). "Ebenezer Scrooge: The Musical," Pages Lane Theater, Centerville, Mondays & Thursdays-Saturdays through 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; "Laser Classic Rock in 3-D," 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (538-2098). Indian Arts & Crafts Sale, 2100 S. State, Dec. 10, 8-9 p.m.; Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum of Church History & Art: "Unto You Is Born a Savior: Christmas Creches From Around the World," through Jan. 2.

MISCELLANEOUS

Dickens' Christmas Festival, Fairpark, Dec. 9-10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. "The Littlest Elf" (puppet show), Smith Library, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.; West Jordan Library, Dec. 13, 4 p.m.; Magana Library, Dec. 14, 4 p.m. "Navajo Nights" (storytelling), Museum of Natural History, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. Old-Fashioned Christmas, storytelling, puppet shows, magic, music etc., Museum of Art, BYU, Provo, Dec. 10, 1-4:30 p.m. TCI Customer Appreciation Festival with Disney characters, S.L. Art Center, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Utah Youth Rodeo, Golden Spike Arena, Ogden, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Vandermeide, comic hypnotism, Avalon Theater, Fridays, 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.

GETTING OUT

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 East 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. 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. Dancing Friends, Eldred Center, Provo, Dec. 16, 8:45 p.m. (instruction, 8 p.m.).

MUSIC/DANCE

Organ recitals, S.L. Tabernacle, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Mondays-Saturdays, noon. Free. Mormon Youth Chorus & Symphony, Provo Tabernacle, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Free. S.L. Symphony, Michael Palumbo conducting, Temple Square Assembly Hall, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Carl Winters School, Park City, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. Free. USU Chamber Singers & Symphony Orchestra, Fine Arts Center, USU, Logan, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. David Lanz, Abravanel Hall, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. S.L. Men's Choir, Wasatch Presbyterian Church, Dec. 10-11, 7 p.m. McCoslyn & Paye, Cottonwood High School, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Lucie Blue Tremblay & Teresa Trull, Museum of Fine Arts, U. of U., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Eleanor Kennard Chorale, Temple Square Assembly Hall, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. S.L. Institute Concert Choir & Encore, Bountiful Regional Center, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Kurt Bestor, Abravanel Hall, Dec. 10 & 12-13, 8 p.m. Utah Philharmonia, Gardner Hall, U. of U., Dec. 11, 3 p.m. Rutter Magnificat, Hale Center Theater, Dec. 11, 6 & 8 p.m.; Dec. 18, 8 p.m. Free (reservations 484-9257). Musica Reservata, All Saints Church, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. U. of U. Concert Chorale & Chamber Singers, First United Methodist Church, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Free. S.L. Symphonic Choir, American Fork High School, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Free. Weber State Singers, Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, Dec. 12, 6:30 & 8 p.m. S.L. Harmony Singers, Butler 1st Ward, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Free. Gloriana, First Presbyterian Church, Dec. 13-14, 7:30 p.m. Michael McLean, Cottonwood High School, Dec. 14-15 & 17, 7:30 p.m. Mormon Youth Symphony & Chorus Carol Sing-In, S.L. Tabernacle, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Free. Danzig, Saltair, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. West Valley Symphony, Abravanel Hall, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Utah Symphony "Home for the Holidays," Joseph Silverstein conducting, Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.; Abravanel Hall, Dec. 16-17, 8 p.m. Bluffdale Show Choir & Junior Show Choir, Bingham High School, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Free. Cache Children's Choir, Fine Arts Center, USU, Logan, Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, S.L. Tabernacle, Dec. 16-17, 7:30 p.m. Free. Michael Ballam, Woods Cross High School, Dec. 16-17, 7:30 p.m. Canti Con Brio, Museum of Art, BYU, Provo, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Cathedral of the Madeleine, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Free. Will Kesling Chorale & Cache Children's Choir, Logan Tabernacle, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. =`NUTCRACKERS' Ballet West, Capitol Theatre, Dec. 9-10, 12-17, 19-23 & 27-30, 7 p.m.; matinees Dec. 10, 17, 22-23, 27-28 & 31, 2 p.m.; Dec. 24, noon. Mountain West Ballet, Mt. Jordan Middle School, Dec. 9-10, 12-13 & 15-16, 7:30 p.m.; matinees Dec. 10 & 17, 2 p.m. "The Nutcracker on Ice" with Oksana Baiul & Viktor Petrenko, Delta Center, Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

`MESSIAHS'

Oratorio Society of Utah, Paul Hillier conducting, with soprano Elizabeth Paniagua, mezzo-soprano Martha Kasten, tenor Joseph Fosselman & baritone Clayne Robison, S.L. Tabernacle, Dec. 9-10, 7 p.m. American West Symphony & Chorus, Joel Rosenberg conducting, with soprano Laurel James, alto Andrea Thornock, tenor James Miller & bass Paul Seager, First Presbyterian Church, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. S. Davis Civic Chorale, Michael Huff conducting, with soprano Patricia Swanson, mezzo Karen Eide, tenor Hugh Vera & baritone Paul Seager, Woods Cross High School, Dec. 10-11, 7:30 p.m. Midvale Tri-Stake Chorus & Orchestra, Midvale East Stake Center, Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Free. Murray Symphony Orchestra Sing-In, Clint Frohm conducting, with soprano Nanette Garrett, alto Barbara Johnson, tenor Allan Darrington & baritone Lee Willis, Murray High School, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Free. Taylorsville Stake Chorus, Taylorsville Stake Center, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Free. Ogden Sing-In, Kenneth Becraft conducting, with soprano Evelyn Harris, alto Lois Manning, tenor Michael Cram & bass David Ellis, Ogden Tabernacle, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Free. S.L. Opera Theatre Orchestra & Chorale, Douglas Kinney conducting, with soprano Heidi Sonya Bloyer, alto Mary Ann Dresher, tenor David Winmill & bass Bernard Simbari, St. Thomas More Church, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Free.