MUSIC/DANCE

Odyssey Dance Theatre, "Joy to the World," Dec. 14-15, 20-22, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Tickets $20-$35 at the door (355-ARTS).

Utah Artists Junior Ballet Company, "The Nutcracker," Dec. 14-15, 7 p.m., Skyline High School. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Cherish the Ladies, Celtic Folk Group, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, Park City. Admission $15-$30 at the door.

Rosalie Sorrels & Utah Phillips, folk singers, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Ogden. Tickets are $15 at the door.

High School Honors Band, Dec. 15, 4 p.m., Austad Auditorium, Weber State University, free.

Mountain West Ballet, "The Nutcracker," Dec. 15, 20-22, 7 p.m., Mt. Jordan Middle School. Tickets $10 at the door.

Schubert Singers, "Sing Glad Noel," Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Sugar House Stake Center, free.

Temple Square Christmas Concerts, Dec. 15-23, beginning at 4 p.m., Temple Square venues and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, free.

Utah Symphony, "Here Comes Santa Claus," Dec. 15, 11 a.m. and noon, Abravanel Hall. Tickets $11 for adults, $6 for children (355-ARTS).

"Christmas Carol Sing-In," featuring organist Lowell Marriott Harrop, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Ogden Tabernacle, free.

Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, "Choral Vespers," Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, free.

Pianist Paul Cardall, music from the "Christmas Box," Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, free.

The German Chorus Harmonie's Christmas Concert, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Granite Stake Tabernacle, free.

Glenn Yarborough and the Utah Symphony, "The Forgotten Carols," Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, WSU. Tickets $18-$26 (399-9214).

Musica Reservata, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church. Admission $9 at the door.

Utah Chamber Artists, conducted by Barlow Bradford, Dec. 17, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah. Tickets $15 at the door. (581-7100).

Viva Voce! "Candlelight Christmas," Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., The Gathering Place in Gardner Village. Tickets $8 at the door.

Acoustic Celtic Folk Group Fiddlesticks, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., Deseret Village, This Is the Place Heritage Park, free.

Bluesman Guy Davis, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Ogden. Tickets $15 at the door.

Utah Regional Ballet, "The Nutcracker," Dec. 18-22, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, BYU. Tickets $10-$24 (378-4322).

Junction City Big Band Dance, Dec. 21, 7:15 p.m., Shepherd Union Ballroom, WSU. Admission $5 at the door.

Nova Chamber Music Series, percussion and piano from Russia to California, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, U. Tickets $12 (328-8827).

MESSIAH SING-INS

Provo Arts Council, "Messiah Sing-In," Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Provo Tabernacle, free.

GETTING OUT

"American Medical Assassination," Chameleons, audience participation mystery, Snowbird Resort, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14 (933-2110).

Alchemy of Shadows: ESP, Mind-Reading and Hypnosis, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Draper Historic Theater (293-0877).

Ballroom dancing, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Elks Lodge, Park City, (1-435-615-8291).

Ballroom dancing, Murray Arts Center, live band, Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 p.m., tickets at the door (269-1400).

Ballroom dancing, Sandy Senior Center, 9310 S. 1300 East, live music, Thursdays, 7-10 p.m., tickets at the door (561-3265).

Country-Western dancing, Dance Center, Murray, Fridays, 9 p.m.-midnight; free line-dance instruction first half-hour, tickets at the door.

Dancing, 10th East Senior Center, Salt Lake City, Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Folk dancing, Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Kiwanis Building, 440 S. 900 East (487-8036).

Governor's Mansion tours, (538-1649).

International folk dancing, Union Building, U., Mondays, 7-9 p.m.

Israeli folk dancing, Jewish Community Center, Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m.

Maxwell, hypnotist, Avalon Theater, Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, BYU, "Wild Sheep of the World," "Don Cox Collection," "Africa: A Diverse Continent," "Utah Synoptic Collection," "Evening Gallery Shows" (378-5051).

Museum of Church History and Art, "In the Footsteps of Joseph Smith: Photographs by George Edward Anderson and Scot Facer Proctor," "The Living Christ" and "Valiant Pioneer Children" (240-3584).

Ott Planetarium, "Dancing with Dinosaurs," Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., WSU, Ogden (626-6855).

Salt City Chess Club, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., 309 E. 100 South (323-0809).

Singles square-dancing classes, Horizon Elementary School, Murray, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (571-2340 or 484-9934).

Swing dancing, Dance Center, Murray, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-midnight, lessons at 8:30 p.m., tickets at the door (266-5066).

Toastmasters Club, Bountiful (240-3049 or 295-7940).

Western dancing, Discovery Building, Utah State Fairpark, Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Hansen Planetarium, 15 S. State, "A Dream of Wings," "Supernova: Seeds of Creation," "Unseen Universe and The Sky Tonight," "A Perfect Place for Penguins" (538-2104).

THEATER

OPENING THIS WEEK

"Nunsense," Hale Centre Theatre Black Box, West Valley City, Dec. 17-Feb. 2 (984-9000).

SCROOGES

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol," Michael Jesse Bennett's one-man show, Social Hall, Old Deseret Village, closes Dec. 22 (582-1847).

"Christmas Carol," Hale Centre Theatre, West Valley City, closes Dec. 22 (984-9000).

"Christmas Carol," Hale Center Theater Orem, closes Dec. 22 (226-8600).

"Christmas Carol," Little London Dinner Theatre, closes Dec. 22 (785-0827).

"Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol," StageRight TheatreCompany, 1140 S. 900 East; closes Jan. 5; special 8:30 p.m. New Year's Eve performance, followed by a party (581-8038).

"It's a Wonderful Christmas Carol," Off Broadway Theatre, closes Dec. 24 (355-4628).

"Scrooge, A Christmas Carol," Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden, closes Dec. 22 (393-0070).

"Scrooge," Franciscan Center, Provo, closes Dec. 22 (377-6789).

"Scrooge: The Musical," Rodgers Memorial Theatre, Centerville, closes Dec. 22 (298-1302).

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

"A Tuna Christmas," Grand Theatre, S.L. Community College, South City campus, closes Dec. 22 (957-3322).

"Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Old Barn Community Theater, Collinston, closes Dec. 15 (1-435-458-2276).

"Cabaret," national tour, Kingsbury Hall, closes Dec. 16 (ArtTix, 581-7100 or 355-2787).

"Cecil B. DeMille Presents . . . A One-Man Show," featuring Richard Herd, Pardoe Theatre, BYU, closes Dec. 14, followed by a screening of "The Squaw Man" (378-4322).

"Christmas Story," City Rep's Family Theatre, 638 S. State, closes Dec. 22 (532-6000).

"Christmas That Almost Wasn't," Valley Center Playhouse, Lindon, closes Dec. 19 (785-1186)

"Christmas in Colorado," Valley Center Playhouse, Lindon, closes Dec. 22 (785-1186).

"Communicating Doors," Pioneer Theatre Company, closes Dec. 15 (581-6961).

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Egyptian Theatre Company, Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre, Park City, closes Dec. 30 (1-435-649-9371 or 1-888-243-5779).

"Little Women," Heritage Theatre, Perry, closes Dec. 15 (1-435-723-8392).

"Nuncrackers," St. George Musical Theatre, Opera House, closes Dec. 17 (1-435-628-8755 or 1-435-673-8183).

"Rented Christmas," Draper Historic Theatre, closes Dec. 21 (572-4144).

"Rented Christmas," Villa Playhouse, Springville, closes Dec. 22 (489-3088).

"Santaland Diaries," Leona Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, closes Dec. 23 (ArtTix, 355-2787).

"Savior of the World," Conference Center Theater, closes Dec. 29 (sold out, standby tickets only, 240-0080).

"The Eight: Reindeer Monologues," scripted comedy by Knock Your Socks Off, Trolley Square Live; also "Guacamole Sunrise," closes Dec. 22 (942-5976).

Knock Your Socks Off, improv comedy troupe, 8 and 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Trolley Square Live, open-ended run (942-5976 or 363-4474).

Laughing Stock, improv comedy revue, Off Broadway Theatre, open-ended run (355-4628).

Quick Wits, improv comedy, Lakeside Theatre, 389 S. State, Clearfield; 7: 30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, open-ended run (825-3866); also Trolley Square Live, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, open-ended run (363-4474).

The Skinny Lincolns, improv comedy troupe, Trolley Square Live, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, open-ended run (891-5233 or 363-4474).

Wiseguys, live standup comedy, Trolley Square Live, 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; open-ended run (363-4474).

CLUBS

ABG's (373-1200).

Area 51 (534-0819).

Blue Iguana Express Bar (322-4796)

Bourbon Street Bar and Grille, College Night with DJ Justin Godina, Tuesdays (521-8358).

Bricks, Trance and House, Fridays; Club Love, Saturdays (328-0255)

Burt's Tiki Lounge (521-0572).

Cisero's, Locals Night, Wednesdays (1-435-649-5044).

Club 90,(566-3254).

Club Hammerzz (269-9796).

Club Manhattan, Old School Funk/Disco, Mondays; Universal Dance Beat, Tuesdays; Best of the '80s, Wednesdays; open mike, Thursdays; House and Trance, Saturdays (364-7651).

Cozy (1-435-649-6038).

Cup of Joe, Slick Rick Gypsies, Thursdays (363-8322).

Da Phat Squirrel (328-9298).

Dead Goat Saloon, General Rude, Dec. 14; Stacy Board Band, Dec. 15; Acoustic Goat, Dec. 16; Baby Jason & the Spankers, Dec. 17; Goat Jam, Dec. 18; Elsewhere, Dec. 19; Vibration Press, Dec. 20; Laughing Man, Dec. 21 (328-GOAT).

Dragonfly Cafe, Caroline Herring, Dec. 15; open mike poetry night, Wednesdays (474-2241).

Ghetty's (269-9796).

Harry O's, Wish FM & Myze, Dec. 14; A-Trak, Dec. 21; DJ Daddy/Hip Hop and Ladies Night, Saturdays (1-435-647-9494).

Hog Wallow Pub, John Davis Band, Dec. 15 (733-5567).

J.B. Mulligans (1-435-658-0717).

Kilby Court (320-9887).

Kristauf's (366-9490).

Lamb's Restaurant (365-7166).

Liquid Joe's, Man or Astroman, Dec. 17; Pipe Dream, Dec. 19. (467-JOES).

O'Shucks, Irreverand Zach Parrish & His Congregations, Dec. 14; Zach Parrish Band, Dec. 15; Nitty Gritty B's, Dec. 16; Open Mic, Dec. 17; Mr. Whoopie and the Foggy Memory Boys, Dec. 18; Pope's Dope, Dec. 19; Coupler, Monkey Wrench and Jack Rose Band, Dec. 20 (596-8600).

Pop's Place, Karaoke, Wednesdays. (485-7677)

Port O'Call (521-0589).

The Bull and Bear (350-0950).

The Caban Club, Dave Compton, Tuesdays-Saturdays (359-6271).

The Lazy Moon Pub (373-7600).

The Warehouse,(534-0064).

Wiseguys Live Comedy Club, Open mike night, Wednesdays (463-2909).

Xscape, Hot Water Music, Dec. 17 (359-8400).

Ya' Buts (359-1200).

Zephyr Club (355-CLUB).


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