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In Utah this week: Holiday lights and Jenny Oaks Baker

Get ready for the holidays as the lights come on at The Gateway and Thanksgiving Point this week.

The Downtown Winter Farmers Market is being held this year at The Gateway in Salt Lake City, every Saturday through April 17, 2021.
The Downtown Alliance

There are plenty of events — both live and online — going on across Utah. Here are some of the concerts, classes, movies and more happening this week.

Friday, Nov. 20

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Preacher Lawson. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City. For adults 21 and older.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Andy Gold. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan. For adults 21 and older.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Alex Velluto. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Truth and Lies.” Performance at ImprovBroadway in Provo.
  • 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special movie screenings

Art events

Saturday, Nov. 21

Concerts

Family Four includes cellist Sarah Baker, left, violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, pianist Hannah Baker, Matthew Baker on guitar and violinist Laura Baker.
Family Four includes cellist Sarah Baker, left, violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, pianist Hannah Baker, Matthew Baker on guitar and violinist Laura Baker. They will be performing on Nov. 21 at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Washington County.
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Getting out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. — Preacher Lawson. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City. For adults 21 and older.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Andy Gold. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan. For adults 21 and older.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Alex Velluto. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Ogden.
  • 7:30 p.m. — ImprovBroadway Mainstage Show. Performance at ImprovBroadway in Provo.
  • 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. — Live Improv Show. Performance at ComedySportz Utah in Provo.

Special movie screenings

Sunday, Nov. 22

Special Movie Screenings

Monday, Nov. 23

Concerts

Special movie screenings

20160615 Annie (Aileen Quinn), left, with Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) in the 1982 film “Annie.” Deseret News archives
Annie (Aileen Quinn), left, with Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) in the 1982 film “Annie.” The film will show at select Cinemark and Megaplex Theatres on Nov. 22-23.
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Tuesday, Nov. 24

Getting Out

  • Noon-6 p.m. — Secret Garden Day. Activities at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City.

Special movie screenings

Book events

  • 7 p.m. — Kathy Kirkpatrick, author of “American Prisoner of War Camps in Colorado,” and Lynn Arave, author of “Images of America: Layton.” Online event hosted by Weller Book Works.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Concerts

Special movie screenings

Book events

  • Noon — Neylan McBaine, author of “Pioneering the Vote,” in conversation with Ganel-Lyn Condie. Online event hosted by Deseret Book.
  • 6 p.m. — Keir Graff. Author of “The Tiny Mansion.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.
  • 7 p.m. — Kyl Myers, author of “Raising Them,” in conversation with Pidgeon Pagonis. Online event hosted by Weller Book Works.

Thursday, Nov. 26

Getting out

  • 7:45 a.m. — Thankful 13 Half Marathon. Thanksgiving Half Marathon race — and 10k, 5k and Kid’s Run — at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Virtual option also available.

Ongoing events

Concerts

Getting out

A Nativity scene and Christmas tree at Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
A Nativity scene and Christmas tree at Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Luminaria opens this year on Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 2, 2021.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Theater

Continuing Productions

Virtual Productions

Art events

Art galleries

Opening exhibitions

  • Bountiful Davis Art Center. “Winterfest Art Jubilee” by various artists; “Patterns as Form” by Ben Morgan; “The Body in Paint” by John Sproul; and “Continuum,” by Miriam Tribe and Eirene Henderson will be on display Nov. 20-Dec. 19.
  • Brigham City Museum of Art and History. “2020 Utah Design Crafts Artists Competition” by various artists will be on display Nov. 21-Jan. 16, 2021.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Annual Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition” by various artists will be on display Nov. 21-Jan. 2, 2021.

Live exhibitions

  • Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques. “Only in Utah: A Celebration in Art” by various artists is currently on display.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. “Far Out: The West Re-Seen” by Victoria Sambunaris will be on display through May 1, 2021; “Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine” by various artists will be on display through December 2021; “Becoming America” by various artists will be on display through May 2022.
  • Center for the Arts at Kayenta. “Liquid Color” by various artists will be on display through Dec. 30.
  • Ogden Contemporary Arts Center. “Constructed” by various artists will be on display through Dec. 27.
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art. “Right Here Right Now: Featuring the ‘Work in Progress’ Mural” by various artists will be on display through Dec. 23; “From Dust” by Cara Despain will be on display through Feb. 27, 2021.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Contemplations: Highlights from the Spiritual and Religious Permanent Collection” by various artists will be on display through Dec. 12; “96th Annual Spring Salon (Fall Edition)” by various artists willy be on display through Jan. 13, 2021; “Grand Ambitions” by various artists will be on display through summer 2023.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. ACME Lab: “Utah Women Working for Better Days” by various artists will be on display through Dec. 6.

Virtual exhibitions

  • Art at the Main. “Art From Within” by various artists is available to view online through Dec. 31.
  • Chase Home Museum of Folk Arts. “The Grand Beehive: Utah’s Iconic Symbol” by various artists, “Traditional Textiles: Ties That Bind” by various artists, and “Work, Refined” by various artists are available to view online.
  • David Dee Fine Arts. “The Exquisite Art of the Woodblock Print” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Modern West Fine Arts. “Roots: A tribute to the original artists of Modern West” by various artists is available to view online.
  • Springville Museum of Art. “Up Close and Far Away” by various artists runs through April 1, 2021.
  • Woodbury Art Museum. “Faculty Art Show” by various artists runs through Dec. 12.

Community briefs

  • MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries in Salt Lake City is holding a Holiday Giveaway for extremely low-income individuals and families. The organization will be giving away turkeys and food boxes on Nov. 24 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17. On Dec. 1, MOSAIC will give away gym bags with new toys and items for children to the first 300 families who arrive at 8 a.m. The organization is also accepting donations and volunteers. For more information, visit MOSAIC’s website at lssu.org.
  • The Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission is hosting an art contest for the official state decal of the Martin Luther King Jr. license plate. The selected artwork will promote diversity, equity and human rights and will be accompanied by the slogan “Many Voices, One Utah.” The contest is open to 7th-12th-grade students, and the deadline for submissions is Dec. 4. For more guidelines and information, visit multicultural.utah.gov/mlk/license-plate.
  • Intermountain Farmers Association is partnering with Purina and Victor to hold a “Feeding Furriends Animal Food Drive” to donate livestock feed and pet food to local animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries. Through Nov. 21, one bag of livestock feed or pet food will be donated for every 10 bags sold at any IFA Country Store location. Customers can also ask cashiers to add $1 or more to any purchase at an IFA Country Store; monetary donations will go towards additional food donations. For more information and to find store locations, visit ifacountrystores.com.
  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is collecting items for homeless animals during the month of November as part of its third annual Pet Project. The Aquarium is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society of Utah to help dogs and cats in local shelters. Aquarium guests are invited to donate items such as cat or dog food, toys, bedding, brushes and other items for homeless pets. It is also possible to donate through Best Friends’ Amazon Wish List. The donation drive runs through Nov. 25. For more information, visit thelivingplanet.com/pet-project.
  • The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for this year’s Aspiring Musicians Competition concert, which will take place March 13, 2021. The competition is open to all studying musicians age 25 and below, and is open to all instrument and voice types. The application and $35 registration fee must be submitted by Dec. 1. Late applications will be accepted until Dec. 8 with an additional $10 late fee. After the application is received, the applicant will be emailed information on how to submit a video entry for the competition’s first round. The video must be submitted by Jan. 4, 2021. A live final competition will take place on Jan. 23 at Summerhays Music Center in Orem. For more information and competition guidelines, visit thetso.org/2021-aspiring-musician-competition.
  • Pioneer Theatre Company and the Pioneer Theatre Guild have launched the Holiday Scene Shoppe, which will be an online store that runs through the end of this year. The Holiday Scene Shop is part of PTC’s “Second Act” program, which repurposes production materials such as painted backdrops, stage flooring, scripts and musical scores to create home decor items. All proceeds from “Second Act” support PTC’s efforts to keep their resident artisans working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Holiday Scene Shoppe items can be purchased at pioneertheatre.org/second-act.
  • Ogden Restaurant Week is expanding its dates and will include the entire month of November this year. During Ogden Restaurant Week 2020, the community can purchase a $20 gift card for $10, which can be used at participating restaurants through Nov. 30. The gift cards are possible through a Shop IN Utah grant. For more information and to find a list of participating restaurants, visit ogdenrestaurantweek.com.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and events are subject to change. To submit an event listing, email features@deseretnews.com.