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In Utah this week: ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand, and the Festival of Trees

There are Christmas events taking place all over Utah this week, including holiday concerts, plays, festivals and more.

“A Christmas Carol” will run Nov. 28-Dec. 23 at Hale Center Theater Orem.
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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. 27

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

Saturday, Nov. 28

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

Sunday, Nov. 29

Special Movie Screenings

Monday, Nov. 30

Concerts

Ryan Shupe, left, center, and the Rubberband, Roger Archibald, left Craig Miner and Colin Botts.
Ryan Shupe, left, center, and the Rubberband, Roger Archibald, left Craig Miner and Colin Botts. The group will perform Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Covey Center in Provo.
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

Getting out

Book events

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Concerts

Getting Out

Special movie screenings

Book events

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Concerts

Book events

  • 6 p.m. — Margaret Bagley. Author of “Dear Kiss: A Novel of Life and Love in the Victorian West.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Art events

Thursday, Dec. 3

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

  • 7 p.m. — Whitney Cummings. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City. For adults 21 and older.

Special movie screenings

Book events

  • 6 p.m. — Eric Freeze. Author of “French Dive: Living More with Less in the South of France.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.
  • 6:30 — Tiffany Rosenhan. Author of “Girl From Nowhere.” Online event hosted by the Salt Lake County Library.

Art events

  • 7 p.m. — Crafty Kids. Online event hosted by the Salt Lake County library.

Ongoing events

Concerts

Getting out

A group of Christmas trees are displayed during the 50th annual Festival of Trees exhibition at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.
A group of Christmas trees are displayed during the 50th annual Festival of Trees exhibition at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News
  • Dickens Christmas Festival. Event runs Dec. 2-5 at Dixie Convention Center in St. George.
  • North Pole Express. Holiday-themed train ride at Heber Valley Railroad in Heber City. Runs through Dec. 23.
  • Luminaria. Holiday lights and decorations at Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens in Lehi. On display through Jan. 2, 2021.
  • Ice Bumper Cars. Event runs through Jan. 31, 2021 at Station Park in Farmington.
  • “Antarctic Dinosaurs.” Exhibit runs through Apr. 4, 2021, at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Theater

Opening Productions

Continuing Productions

Virtual Productions

Art events

Art galleries

Live exhibitions

  • Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques. “Only in Utah: A Celebration in Art” by various artists is currently on display.
  • 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 through Dec. 19.
  • Brigham City Museum of Art and History. “2020 Utah Design Crafts Artists Competition” by various artists will be on display through Jan. 16, 2021.
  • 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.
The exhibit “From Dust” by Cara Despain is on display at the Southern Utah Museum of Art through Feb. 27, 2021.
Southern Utah Museum of Art
  • 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; “Annual Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition” by various artists will be on display through Jan. 2, 2021; “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 holiday food boxes on 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.
  • 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.