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Chris Proctor, guitar, today, 7:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, $8-$12 (801-395-3205 or www.peerysegyptiantheater.com)

"Joyful Noise," today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $10 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

"Nutcracker," Ballet West, today and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, $18-$39 (801-399-9214 or ” TARGET="_blank">www.symphonyballet.org)

"Nutcracker," Cache Valley Civic Ballet, today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, $8-$18 (435-752-0026 or www.centerforthearts.us)

"It's a Wonderful Life," Odyssey Dance Theatre, Friday through Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturdays, 2 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, $20-$40 (801-581-7100 or www.odysseydance.com)

Cori Connors Holiday concert, acoustic guitar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 2604 S. Jefferson Ave., Ogden, $8 (801-451-2831 or www.coriconnors.com)

Dreamland 3 featuring Yoji, Saturday, 6 p.m., Salt Palace Convention Center, 200 S. West Temple, $39 (467-8499, 800-888-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

Osmond Family Christmas, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City, $17-$29.50 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org )

Salt Lake Symphonic Choir and the Sterling Singers, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake Tabernacle, free but tickets required (801-570-0080 or www.lds.org)

Christmas at Temple Square concerts, Saturday through Dec. 27, Temple Square Assembly Hall, hourly from 5:30 p.m., free; Joseph Smith Memorial Building concerts, hourly from 1 p.m., free

Salvation Army Angel Tree Benefit Concert, George Dyer, Choral Arts Society, West Valley Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cottonwood High School, 5715 S. 1300 East, Murray, $12 (467-8499, 800-888-8499 or www.smithstix.com )

"Messiah" Sing-In, Utah Symphony, Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m., Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, $7-$14 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org )

"Messiah," Holladay Community Choir and Orchestra, Sunday, 7 p.m., Olympus High School, 4055 S. 2300 East, free

U. Flute Choir, Sunday, 5 p.m., Dumke Recital Hall, U., free

"A Christmas Celebration With Harry Potter," American Fork Symphony, Monday, 7:30 p.m., American Fork High School, 510 N. 600 East, $3 (www.americanforksymphony.org)

"Holiday Flutes and Voices," Utah State University Women's Choir and Flute Ensembles, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall, USU, $5 (435-797-8022)

Jeff Hamilton Trio, jazz, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake Sheraton, 150 W. 500 South, $25 (278-0235 or www.24tix.com)

Utah Baroque Ensemble, Monday, 7 p.m., Orem Public Library North Wing, 58 N. State, Orem, free

Brigham Young University Orchestra and Strings, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo, free

"Poetry of the Seasons," USU Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, USU $5 (435-797-8022)

U. Wind Ensemble, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, U., $7 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.org)

"Molly Mouse's Sugar Plum Debut," the Children's Ballet Theatre and the Wasatch Youth Ballet Company, Tuesday through Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, $14 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

BYU Symphony Orchestra, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo, $6 (8001-422-4322 or www.byuarts.com)

Jim Brickman, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, $30-$40 (435-752-0026 or www.jimbrickman.com)

Judith Ingolfsson, violin, Wednesday, 7;30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, U., $25 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.org)

"Forgotten Carols," Michael McLean and friends, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., McKay Event Center, Utah Valley University, Orem, $13-$21 (801-764-7469, 467-8499, 800-888-8499, www.smithstix.com or www.mckayeventscenter.com)

Songwriter Showcase, Wednesday, 7;30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, BYU, Provo, free

Family Christmas Concert, Utah Valley Symphony, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $12 (801-852-7007 or www .utahvalleysymphony.org)

"Breaking Bounds," Southern Utah University dance department, Wednesday through Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium Theatre, SUU, $10 (435-586-7878 or www.suu.edu/arts)

BYU Flute Choir, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, BYU, Provo, free

"Wintersongs," USU Chamber Singers and Chorale, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall, USU, $5 (435-797-8022)

Sally Bytheway Chorale, Thursday and Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Summit Academy, 1225 E. 13200, Draper, free

Orchestra and Chorus of Sandy City, Thursday and Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 East, $10

U. Ballet Ensemble, Thursday through Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.; alos Dec. 6, 2 p.m., Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, U., $10 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.org)


Ballroom dancing, today, 7:30 p.m., Columbus Center Auditorium, 2531 S. 400 East, $10 (298-8047 or www.dance-scene.com)

Electric Squares dance club, today, 7 p.m., Columbus Center Gym, 2530 S. 500 East, $8 (272-2541)

St. Andrews Day Celebration, dinner, music and dancing, today, 6 p.m., the Edison, 145 E. 3331 South, $30 (801-550-6873)

Candlelight Christmas, pioneer-era festivities, today through Dec. 23 (except Sundays), 6 p.m., This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 Sunnyside Ave., $8 adults, $6 children/seniors (801-582-1847 or www.thisistheplace.org/)

"Showtime Utah!" Old-West Dinner Adventures with Sizzling Strings, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., and Entertainment Hot Spots, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m.; Adam Simon, Monday, 7 p.m., $5; "All that Jazz" with Debra Bonner, Thursdays, $7, 20 Main, Pleasant Grove, $4 (801-636-9669 or www.showtimeutah.com)

Candy Cane Carnival, Saturday, 12:30 p.m., SCERA Center, 745 S. State, Orem, $10 (801-225-2569 or www.scera.org )

Old Time Square and Contra Dance, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1300 East and 600 South, $4

Western Dance Club, Saturdays, 8 p.m., 100 East and 200 South, Pleasant Grove, $5

Special Needs Dance Class, Saturdays through Dec. 13, 9 a.m., Dance Club, 983 N. State, Orem (801-224-4400)

ZooLights, Saturday through Dec. 31, Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., free

Ballroom dancing, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; also Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m., Murray Arts Centre, 4868 S. State, $7 (269-1400)

KRCL Radio Holiday Meet & Greet, Thursday, 4-7 p.m., Phoenix Gallery, 508 Main, Park City, free

Cosmic light shows, "U2" dates and times vary, Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (456-7872 or clarkplanetarium.org)

Hourly star shows, 12:30-7:45 p.m., Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (456-7827 or clarkplanetarium.org)

Hunt Mysteries, audience-participation murder-mystery show and dinner; dates, venues and ticket prices vary (569-1482 or huntmysteries.com)

Quilters Without Borders, interfaith quiliting group meets monthly, see www.quilterswithoutborders.org for schedule

Salt Lake Area Accordion Club, third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., South Valley Unitarian building, 6876 S. Highland Drive, $4-$5 depending on performer (272-3263 or www.slaac.com)

Children's art workshops, third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)



"Babes in Toyland," Monday through Dec. 22, nightly except Sundays, 7:30 p.m., Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna, $8.50-$11 (801-347-7373 or www.empresstheatre.com)

"Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol," Monday through Dec. 6, nightly, times vary, matinee available, Chase Fine Arts Center, USU, Logan, $13 (435-797-8022 or www.boxoffice.usu.edu)

"A Christmas Carol," today through Dec. 23, nightly, except Sunday, times vary, Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, $15.50-$19.50 (801-226-8600 or www.haletheater.org)

"A Christmas Carol — Part II," today through Dec. 13, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., Sugar Factory Playhouse, 8201 S. 2200 West, West Jordan, $3-$6 (801-294-1242 or www.sugarfactoryplayhouse.com)

"A Christmas Carol — The Broadway Musical," today through Dec. 20, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Middle School, 305 E. 2320 North, Provo, free (801-373-4485)

"Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings," today through Dec. 23, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $10-$12 (801-225-2787 or www.scera.org)

"It's a Wonderous Life," today through Dec. 27, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., matinees available, Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $8-$16 (801-355-4628 or www.theobt.com)

"Santa Claus' Party: A New North Pole," today through Dec. 23, nights and times vary, Eccles Conference Center, USU, Logan, $8.95 -$15.95 (435-755-0968 or www.picklevilleplayhouse.com)

"Scrooge — A Christmas Carol," today through Dec. 23, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $6-$11 (801-393-0070 or www.terraceplayhouse.com)

"Twelfth Night," Thursday through Dec. 12, nights vary, 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theater, Utah Valley University, Orem, $6-$8 (801-863-8434 or www.uvu.edu/theatre)


"Alice in Wonderland," through Nov. 29, Fridays and Saturdays, times vary, Children's Theatre & School of the Arts, 237 S. State, (801-532-6000 or www.childrenstheatreandschool.org)

"Houseboat Honeymoon," through Dec. 6, Wednesday through Saturday nights, 7:30 p.m., with a matinee available, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, $8-$15 (801-422-4322 or www.byuarts.com)

"Into the Woods," through Saturday, times vary, Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley, $15-$25 (801-984-9000 or www.halecentretheatre.org)

"Miracle on 42nd Street: Give My Regards to Blitzen," through Jan. 3, nights and times vary, Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State, Murray, $8.95-$19.95 (801-266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz)

"The Music Man," through Dec. 28, Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City, $16-$30 (435-649-9371 or www.parkcityshows.com)

"Nunsense," through Dec. 2, nights and times vary, St. George Musical Theater, 200 N. 1000 East, St. George, $13-$15 (435-628-8755 or www.sgmt.org)

"Plaid Tidings," through Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., Rodgers Memorial Theatre, 292 E. Pages Lane, Centerville, $9-$16 (www.rodgersmemorial.com)

"Six Years," through Dec. 7, Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, $13-$34 (801-363-0526 or www.saltlakeactingcompany.org)


Comedy Sportz, shows every Friday and Saturday, 8 and 10:15 p.m., 36 W. Center, Provo, Family friendly, $8 (801-377-9700 or www.comedysportzutah.com)

Laughing Stock, weekends, times vary, Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $6-$9 (355-4628)

Off the Wall, dates and times vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden (393-0070)

Quick Wits, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 600, 26 E. 600 South (355-9860 or www.mystudio600.com)

Thrillionaires Improv Theater, Covey Center for the Arts Little Theater, Provo, $10 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)


Avalon: Fall of Troy, the Number 12 Looks Like You, Warship and the Black Houses, tonight; Bring Me the Horizon, Misery Signals, the Ghost Inside and Confide, Saturday (www.theavalontheater.com)

Burt's Tiki Lounge: Ours and Plain Jane Automobile, Saturday; Chase Long Beach, Sunday (521-0572)

Club Vegas: Stephen Pearcy, Britny Fox, Swirl, Dirty Loveguns and Aerial, Sunday (www.24tix.com)

Club Velour: Benton Paul, Nathan Scott and Cubworld, Wednesday (801-818-2263)

Grand America Lounge: Live jazz, Thursdays and Fridays(258-6000)

Harry O's: LBC, formerly Sublime, tonight; DJ Brisk and the Ghost All-Stars, Saturday (435-647-9494)

Hog Wallow Pub: Fat Paw, tonight; Puddle Mountain Ramblers, Saturday; Mr. Whoopee, Wednesday, Nate Robinson Trio, Thursday (733-5567)

In the Venue: Dash Berllin of Alice Dee Jay, Saturday (www.24tix.com)

Kilby Court: Mac Lethal and the Grieves, Saturday (www.kilbycourt.com)

Lamb's Restaurant: Pianist Jimmy Reed, Thursdays through Saturdays (365-7166)

Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, Nev.: Wynonna, tonight and Saturday (800-537-0207)

Tea Grotto: Live music every third Friday and every Saturday (466-8255)

Urban Lounge: Ted Dancin, the Vile Blue Shades and the Red Caps, tonight; Dub Trio and Funk Fu and Funk & Gozo, Saturday; Mac Lethal, the Grieves and Mindstate, Sunday (www.24tix.com)

E-mail: scott@desnews.com