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In Utah this week: Comedian John Crist and ‘Matched’ author Ally Condie

See Utah author Ally Condie discuss the 10th anniversary of her novel “Matched,” hear the Utah Symphony play The Beatles or visit the “Antarctic Dinosaurs” exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

A life-sized replica of a Cryolophosaurus is on display in the Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The exhibit guides visitors through what was once a lush, thriving continent and explains how paleontologists carefully extracted four Antarctic dinosaur species from the now-frozen landscape.
A life-sized replica of a Cryolophosaurus is on display in the Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The exhibit guides visitors through what was once a lush, thriving continent and explains how paleontologists carefully extracted four Antarctic dinosaur species from the now-frozen landscape.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News

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

Friday, Nov. 6

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

Book events

Art events

Saturday, Nov. 7

Concerts

Getting out

Comedy

  • 7 & 9:15 p.m. — John Crist. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in Salt Lake City. For adults 21 and older.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Jordan Makin. Performance at Wiseguys Live Comedy in West Jordan. For adults 21 and older.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Heath Harmison. 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

Art events

Sunday, Nov. 8

Getting out

A vintage animal lunchbox was for sale at the Urban Flea Market at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Held for the first time at Gateway, the Urban Flea Market included 75 vendors, three food trucks and entertainment. Other indoor mar
A vintage animal lunchbox was for sale at the Urban Flea Market at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News

Special Movie Screenings

Monday, Nov. 9

Concerts

Getting out

Special movie screenings

Art events

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Getting Out

Special movie screenings

Book events

  • 6 p.m. — Jenna Evans Welch, author of “Love and Olives,” Stephanie Perkins, author of “Anna and the French Kiss,” and Julie Buxbaum, author of “Admission.” Online event hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.
  • 7 p.m. — Ally Condie. Author of “Matched,” in conversation with Soman Chainani. Online event hosted by the Provo Library.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Concerts

Getting out

Special movie screenings

Book events

  • 12:15 p.m. — Karen Bradshaw. Author of “Wildlife as Property Owners: A New Conception of Animal Rights.” Virtual lecture hosted by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law as part of the 16th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar Lecture.
  • 7 p.m. — “Learn It: Drafting Your Novel’s Outline.” Online class taught by Ben Guterson, author of the “Winterhouse” trilogy. Hosted by the Provo Library.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Concerts

The Orchestra of Southern Utah is celebrating the 250th birthday anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven with a concert called “Masterful Romance,” featuring guest soloists (from left to right) Paul Abegg, Christian Bohnenstengel and Ka-Wai Yu on Nov. 12 at Heritage Theater in Cedar City.
Orchestra of Southern Utah

Getting out

Special movie screenings

Book events

Ongoing events

Concerts

Getting out

Theater

Opening Productions

Continuing Productions

Virtual Productions

Art galleries

Opening exhibitions

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. “Breast Cancer Quilts” by Dr. Judy Elsley; “In Pursuit of Desire” by Tommy Costello; “In the Next Studio Over” by David Raleigh and Tyler Alexander; “These Clothes Are Not Mine” by Katie Benson; and “Untold Aftermath” by Elizabeth Matthews will be on display through Nov. 7.
  • Brigham City Museum of Art and History. 2020 Photography Competition: “Changes” by various artists will be on display through Nov. 14.
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art. “Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine” by various artists will be on display through December 2021; “Far Out: The West Re-Seen” by Victoria Sambunaris will be on display through May 1, 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.
  • Finch Lane Gallery. “Botanical Concrete” by Heidi Almosara; “Mother: Landscape” by Kasey Lindley; and “Tributaries” by Nathan Mulford will be on display through Nov. 13.
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art. “Day of the Dead: Festival of Altars” by various artists will be on display through Nov. 7; “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; “Grand Ambitions” by various artists will be on display through summer 2023.
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts. “Beyond the Divide: Merchant, Artist, Samurai in Edo, Japan” by various artists will be on display through Nov. 8; 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

  • 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.
  • Wild Utah Project, the Tracy Aviary and other Utah-based organizations are expanding their study of the Black Rosy-finch and are looking for volunteers to help in the study. Volunteer community scientists will conduct a series of 20-minute bird feeder counts for Rosy-finches once every three weeks from December through April. A volunteer training session will take place via Zoom on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit wildutahproject.org/rosy-finch.
  • 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.
  • Craft Lake City is looking for volunteers to help with its second annual Holiday Market. The market will take place this year as both an online and in-person event, and volunteers are needed for both. The online market will run through Nov. 30, with two live virtual events taking place on Nov. 6 and Nov. 20. The in-person market will take place Dec. 4-5 at The Monarch in Ogden. For more information and to apply to volunteer, visit craftlakecity.com.

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