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Nov 24
Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Chicago Bulls.

Nov 24
Maurice Abravanel Visiting Composer Series: Yu-Hui Cha

The Abravanel Visiting Composers Series is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed composer Yu-Hui Chang. Using a contemporary language of diverse harmonic color, inventive timbre and ingenious effects, Chang’s music resonates with professional musicians and general audiences alike. Visiting New York artists of Canyonlands New Music Ensemble will perform Chang’s works alongside pieces by Kagel, Feldman, Kurtág and Berio.

Nov 26
Wild Wednesday

Make your Wednesday WILD!

Utah's Hogle Zoo invites you to enjoy the beauty of nature and the animal kingdom for FREE on Wild Wednesday!

It's our way of saying thank you for your ZAP tax support!

 

 

 

 

Nov 28
Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson's authenticity stands out like an island of hope in a sea of tacky. Bonafide mountain hillbilly soul, as pure as you are going to find anywhere. All it takes is one listen to FINALLY understand

Nov 29
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

Dec 1
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Denver Nuggets.

Dec 1
Utah Grizzlies vs Idaho Steelheads

Come see the Utah Grizzlies as they battle the Idaho Steelheads.

 

Dec 3
Bassjackers X Dyro

Get ready for a wild night of nonstop dancing at The Depot when Bassjackers and Dyro bring the X tour to town! The hot beats will be the perfect escape from the winter cold, so gather up the party crew and meet us there!

Dec 4
Blue Haiku, with Singer Monika Jalili

Blue Haiku, with Monika Jalili

 blue haiku Blooms Again—with Monika Jalili

An Excellence in the Community Concert at Gallivan Hall

December 4, 2014, 7:30pm

 

You could almost call it a reunion—except that blue haiku never really broke up. They simply added two illustrious members, Kate MacLeod and Hal Cannon, and became Red Rock Rondo. As Red Rock Rondo they perform themed song cycles, released two CDs, and taped an Emmy-winning TV special (produced by Western Folklife Center and KUED-TV).

 

But now, after a five-year hiatus, blue haiku brightly blooms again, joined by the exquisite singer, Monika Jalili

 

The new blue haiku with Monika Jalili will debut December 4, 2014, 7:30pm, at Gallivan Hall, in a free concert presented by Excellence in the Community (excellenceconcerts.org801-718-3862). Gallivan Hall is in the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City

 

Phillip BimsteinCharlotte Bell, Harold Carr and Flavia Cervino-Wood formed blue haiku in 2001. With the 2002 release of their CD, heat beneath the sand, their chamber folk songs received airplay on folk radio programs all across the country and internationally. The upcoming concert will feature some of those earlier songs, but it will also showcase many brand new ones—including songs written specifically for the entrancing voice of Monika Jalili

 

Phillip and Charlotte first heard Monika at an Excellence in the Community concert in 2013 and delighted in her beautiful performance of Persian folk and love songs. Monika Jalili is a classically trained singer who moved to Utah after a career in musical theatre on the East Coast. Phillip asked if he could write songs for her and was thrilled when she said yes. The December 4 Gallivan concert will be the first time they perform these songs.

 

blue haiku features oboe, English horn, violin, guitar, bass and vocals: 

 

Harold Carr is an in-demand eclectic bass player who has performed and recorded with Bobby McFerrin, Crystal Gayle, Lightnin' Hopkins, John McCuen, Steve Lacy, Catie Curtis and the Mark Chaney Trio. 

 

Flavia Cervino-Wood (violin) has performed and recorded with Milton Nascimento, Sol y Luna, Cecil Taylor, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and the Salt Lake Symphony.

 

Charlotte Bell (oboe/English horn) has performed and/or recorded with Anke Summerhill, Kate MacLeod, Scherzando Winds, John Flanders and the Salt Lake Symphony. 

 

Phillip Bimstein’s new wave band, Phil ‘n’ the Blanks, had several videos on MTV in the 80s. He also composes classical music that has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and London’s Royal Opera House. In addition to his steel string guitar, for this concert Phillip will also pack 12-string and classical guitars, a walkabout dulcimer, piano and a yard sale-acquired singing banjo that wrote its own song based on the experience!

 

Dec 4
Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl

On the Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl, Utah Heritage Foundation tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into three of Utah's most well-known watering holes, with a Thrist Fursday Pub Crawl pint glass included with your registration!

Dec 5
Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Orlando Magic.

Dec 5
Holiday Gallery Stroll

Escape the hectic mall crowds and opt for a more delightful, local shopping experience - all the while supporting Utah artists! You will find a creative menagerie of hand-made gifts ranging from hand knit hats and scarves, to jewelry, paintings, ceramics and much more.

Dec 5
A Classic Christmas, Figure Skating Show

Join the Oval Figure Skating Club for their annual figure skating show, "A Classic Christmas." The show not only showcases the beauty of figure skating, but also features all of your favorite holiday characters. Come and see Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch, Santa and many more take the ice for an evening of family fun and excitement! 

Dec 3 - Dec 6
Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees - A gift of love - A benefit for Primary Children's Hospital

For 44 years the Festival of Trees has been a "Gift of Love" to Children.  Every penny raised at the Festival of Trees helps children at Primary Children's Hospital.  

Attractions:  Over 700 Trees, Playhouse Plaza, Friendship Cards, Sweet Shoppe, Gift Boutique, Centerpieces and Collectibles, Aisle of Wreaths, Scones and Sweet Rolls, Gingerbread Village, Quilt Block, Elf Emporium, Santa Land, Kids Corner and Entertainment.  

For more information visit www.festivaloftreesutah.org

Dec 6
Annual Celebrity Skifest

The invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with celebrities for an exciting weekend of skiing, live music, benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team .It's considered the premiere network celebrity ski weekend, hosting stars from TV, Film & the Olympic Games, converging on Deer Valley for a magical experience, and to raise money for a good cause.

Dec 4 - Dec 6
Christkindlmarkt

Inspired by the world famous German Christmas markets, Christkindlmarkt SLC offers a unique holiday shopping and cultural experience this season. Tantalizing food and festive holiday entertainment await you as you stroll through wooden vendor booths nestled amid the magical backdrop of This Is The Place Heritage Park. The St. Martin's Lantern Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting will take place the evening of December 4th, to celebrate our community-wide coat drive for children in need. Christkindlmarkt SLC … experience the old world charm of Christmas.

For more information..., please contact: christkindlmarktslc@gmail.com or visit our website at: www.christkindlmarkt-slc.com

Dec 5 - Dec 26
A Year with Frog and Toad

SLAC believes in the power of the arts to enhance children’s literacy, educational performance and interest in learning. A Year with Frog and Toad will include eight free matinee performances for over 1,400 Title I schoolchildren. As school curriculums continue to narrow at the expense of the arts, SLAC’s free performances provide a live theatrical experience to academically at-risk schoolchildren who often lack access to opportunities as basic as field trips and arts exposure. SLAC will also offer discounted performances for non-Title I schools; literary partnerships with the Salt Lake City Public Library and local bookstores; an online study guide available for schools and students as they prepare for their visits; and collaborations with local organizations and sponsors.

Dec 5 - Dec 31
The Nutcracker

The New York Times critic called it “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen.” You’ll call it pure entertainment and a wonderful holiday experience. Join Clara, her magical nutcracker prince and exotic characters from around the world, for the 59th edition of William Christiansen’s The Nutcracker and see why this is the longest-running full production in America.

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Utah Olympic Oval Hosts Speed Skating World Cup Nov. 15-17

Published: 10/29/2013
Kearns, UT (October 28, 2013) – The Utah Olympic Oval is hosting the first of many significant competitions during this winter season ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games  in Sochi, Russia. The Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating event is scheduled from Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17 and will feature a field of 250 to 300 international long track speed skating athletes representing up to 25 countries.
 
The World Cup competition is an important milestone in a skater's journey toward securing a spot on their country's Olympic team. Top competitors will be racing and earning points based on their results. Typically, the top 12 skaters in each long track distance will earn a starting position on their country’s team based on total points. In addition, there are team spots determined by individual time rankings during the World Cup competition. Skaters with the fastest times can secure spots for their country during the Olympic Games.
 
The A Division races are scheduled in the afternoon each day, with races starting at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, and 1:30 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday. Doors to the venue will open an hour prior to race starting times. The races include the following distances for men and ladies: 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter, 3000 meter and 5000 meter (men only).
 
General admission tickets are available online at UtahOlympicOvalEvents.com and at the Olympic Oval Guest Services Desk. Adult tickets are $5 per day or $10 for the three-day  event; youth (ages 4 to 12) and senior (ages 65 and older) tickets are $3 per day or $6 for the full event. Family tickets for two adults and up to three youth are also available for $10 per day or $20 for the full event. Youth ages 3 and under are free.
 
New this year, a limited number of VIP tickets will be made available to the public. VIP tickets provide guests access to special parking area and VIP viewing area with hospitality. VIP tickets can be purchased by day for $50 or for the weekend for $125.
 
The Kearns Community Council will be hosting a free ‘Western Corral’ event on Saturday, November 16 between 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. There will be a chili and hot chocolate bar, interactive sports funtivities, live music and western-themed entertainment by Utah’s very won ‘Hired Guns’. Lunch will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis. The community event will take place on entrance plaza of the Olympic Oval.
 
Home to the 'Fastest Ice on Earth’, the Olympic Oval has set over 75 world records since 2002. During the winter competition season, the Olympic Oval will also be hosting the U.S. Speed Skating Olympic Trials in short track and long track. The long track competitions will take place from December 27, 2013 through January 1, 2014. Short track competitions will be held January 2 through 5. Placement on Team USA will be announced based on athlete results during the Olympic Trials. The trials will be televised on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
During the short track trials, the official United States Olympic Committee’s ‘Road to Sochi’ interactive fan zone will make a tour stop at the Olympic Oval. The festivities will feature booths for the pubic with winter sport themed activities. The ‘Road to Sochi’ fan zone is free to the public.
 
For more information on this event, race schedules, and to purchase tickets, please visit UtahOlympicOvalEvents.com.
 
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About Utah Olympic Oval
Built in 2001 just in time for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Oval is located in the community of Kearns, just 16 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. The venue houses a 400-meter speed skating oval and two international size ice sheets as well as a four-lane 442-meter state of the art running track and eight 110-meter sprint lane. During the 2002 Games, the five-acre facility - roughly the size of four football fields – hosted all speed skating events. With 10 Olympic records and eight world records, the venue stands uncontested as the Fastest Ice on Earth following the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Today, the Utah Olympic Oval is headquarters for US Speed Skating, ensuring a legacy of continued growth and international success for the sport. For more information about the venue, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.com or call 801-968-6825.
 
About Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is a Utah non-profit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for managing and maintaining world-class Olympic legacy facilities and providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate, educate, and excel in winter sports. Inspired by the success and momentum of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games, the Foundation has turned its focus toward embracing, engaging and involving Utah’s youth in winter sport. From community-based recreational camps, progression-oriented development programs to its official designation as an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, the Foundation – including both Utah Olympic Park and Oval facilities – represents the future of winter sports in North America. For more information, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.com or call 435-658-4200.

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