MUSIC/DANCE

"The Nutcracker," Ballet West, Dec. 24, 12 p.m.; Dec. 26, 2 p.m.; Dec. 27-28 and 30, 7 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $18-$79 (www.arttix.org)

"Savior of the World," Dec. 24, 2 p.m.; Dec. 28-30, 7:30 p.m., Conference Center Theater, $8 (no children under 8) (801-570-0080 or lds.org/events)

Christmas Carol Service, Dec. 24, 4 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, free (801-994-4663)

"One Silent Night" with Kurt Bestor, Dec. 24-25, 8 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $25-$30 (435-649-9371 or www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

"Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience," Dec. 26-27, 8 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $25-$30 in advance, $30-$35 at the door (435-649-9371 or www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

Octapella Christmas, Dec. 27-28, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, $12 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"The Blue Planet," Utah Symphony, Dec. 30, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $30-$85 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

GETTING OUT

Christmas Eve party, Dec. 24, 1 p.m., Treehouse Children's Museum, 347 22nd St., Ogden, $6 for children ages 1-15, $5 for adults ages 16 and up, free for members (801-394-9663)

Family movie night, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m., Herriman Library, 5380 West Herriman Main, Herriman, free

Summit Gala, Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m., Snowbird Resort, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, $125 per person (801-933-2112 or www.snowbirdrc.org)

EVE 2011, Dec. 29-31, times and locations vary, $10 per day, children under 10 free with paid adult (www.EVEslc.com)

New Year's Eve on Temple Square, Dec. 29-31, times and locations on Temple Square vary, free (www.lds.org/events)

Free Woodcarving Lessons, Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Ice House at Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East

Electric Squares Dance Club, lessons and rounds, Fridays, 7 p.m., Columbus Community Center, 2530 S. 500 East, $10 per couple

Special needs dance classes, Saturdays, 1 p.m., Dance Club, 983 N. State, Orem, free

Dancing with the Come Dance With Us Band, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Eldred Center, 270 W. 500 North, Provo, $5

Ballroom dancing, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; also Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m., Murray Arts Centre, 4868 S. State, $7 (801-269-1400)

Showtime Utah, "All that Jazz," Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Old-West Dinner Adventures with Steel 'N' Thunder band, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., 20 S. Main, Pleasant Grove (801-636-9669)

Western Dance Club of Utah, Saturdays, 8 p.m., 100 E. 200 South, Pleasant Grove, $5 (801-226-3040)

Old Time Square and Contra Dance with Loose Shoes, fourth Saturday of the month, 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1300 East and 600 South, $5

Wasatch Contras Dance, third Saturday of the month, 7 p.m., Ladies' Literary Club, 850 E. South Temple, $7

Cosmic light shows, "Pink Floyd" dates and times vary, Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (801-456-7872 or clarkplanetarium.org)

Hourly star shows, 12:30-7:45 p.m., Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (801-456-7827 or clarkplanetarium.org)

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

Children's art workshops, third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (801-581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)

THEATER

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 30, nights and times vary, Rodgers Memorial Theatre, 292 E. Pages Lane, Centerville, $13-$17 (801-298-1302 or www.rodgersmemorial.com)

"Christmas Vacation: The Bi-Polar Express," through Jan. 1, nights and times vary, Desert Star Theatre, 4861 S. State, $9.95-$42.95 (801-266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz)

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," through Dec. 26, nights and times vary, Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, $10-$25 (801-363-7522 or www.saltlakeactingcompany.org)

"Miracle on Third and Main Street," through Dec. 27, nights and times vary, The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $8-$16 (801-355-4628 or www.theobt.org)

"The Other Wiseman" and "The Little Match Girl," through Dec. 24, nights and times vary, Academy of Performing Arts, 1140 S. 900 East, $10 (www.academyofpa.org)

"White Christmas," Dec. 24, nights and times vary, matinees available, Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East, $34-$54 (www.pioneertheatre.org)

IMPROV/COMEDY

Off the Wall, Oct. 16, 10:30 p.m., Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 S. 900 E., $5 (www.buyyourtix.com)

Out of the Blue, Saturdays, 9:30 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, $5 (435-723-0740)

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)

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

Quick Wits, Midvale Main Street Theatre, 7711 S. Main Street, Midvale, $6-$8 (801-824-0523 or www.quickwitscomedy.com)

Wiseguys Comedy Club West Valley City, 2194 W. 3500 South, prices vary (801-463-2909 or www.wiseguyscomedy.com)

Wiseguys Comedy Club Trolley Square, 505 S. 600 East, prices vary (801-532-5233 or www.wiseguyscomedy.com)

SMALL VENUES

Abyss Rock and Roll Sports Bar: (www.24tix.com)

Alchemy Coffee: (801-322-0735)

Area 51: (801-534-0819)

Axis: (801-519-2947)

Atchafalaya: (801-467-8499)

Avalon: (801-467-8499)

Bar Deluxe: (www.24tix.com)

Barefoot Event Center: (888-439-8824)

Baxter's Cafe: (801-486-0440)

Bay: (www.smithstix.com)

Beehive Tea Room: (801-328-4700)

Bistro 412, Park City: (435-649-8211)

Bleachers: (877-840-0457)

Bliss: Prince (www.24tix.com)

Blue Note Cafe: (801-495-1450)

Bogeys: (801-467-8499)

Brewskis, Ogden: (801-467-8499)

Bunny Club, Coalville: (435-336-5373)

Burt's Tiki Lounge: Blessed of Sin, Dec. 30 (801-521-0572)

Cabana Club: (801-359-6271)

Celsius Lounge: (801-467-8499)

Circuit: (801-688-2224)

Cisero's, Park City: (435-649-5044)

Club Allure: (www.24tix.com)

Club Boom Va:(801-467-8499)

Club Edge: (www.24tix.com)

Club Ice: (801-519-2947)

Club 90: (801-566-3254)

Club Manhattan: (801-364-7651)

Club NVO:(801-467-8499)

Club Orange: (801-467-8499, 800-888-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

Club Overdrive: (801-467-8499)

Club Sound: (801-818-2263)

Club Vegas: (www.24tix.com)

Complex: (801-467-8499)

Cup of Joe: (801-363-8322)

Dawg Pound: (801-261-2337)

The Depot: (801-467-8499)

Dmitri's: (801-277-7776)

Downstairs, Park City: (435-615-7200)

Downtown Hookah Lounge: (801-467-8499)

Duvan's Karumba: (801-467-8499)

Easy Streets Salon Rouge: (435-647-5678)

Edgemont, Orem: (801-467-8499)

El Potrero, Ogden: (www.24tix.com)

Expose: (801-474-9116)

Firehouse Grill & Tavern: (435-632-1555))

Five Monkeys: (801-266-1885)

Gepettos: (801-272-1061)

The Grind Cofeee House, Cedar City: (435-867-5333)

Groovacious, Cedar City: (www.groovacious.com)

Halo: (801-532-1510)

Harry O's: (www.24tix.com)

Hog Wallow Pub: (801-733-5567)

The Hotel: (801-467-8499)

Huka Bar: (801-281-4852)

In the Venue: (801-467-8499)

Kamikazes: (801-467-8499)

Karumba: (801-467-8499)

Keys on Main: (801-363-3638)

Kilby Court: My Final Request, Chiasmus, Echophobia, Black and Blue Balloons, Dec. 28 (www.kilbycourt.com)

Kristauf's: (801-366-9490)

Lamb's Grill Cafe: (801-364-7166)

Lazy Moon Pub: (801-373-7600)

Liquid Joe's: (801-467-5637)

Lo-Fi Cafe, Layton: (801-467-8499)

Loft, Provo: (801-467-8499)

Lumpy's Downtown: (801-938-3070)

Lumpy's South Salt Lake: (801-467-8499)

MacCools Public House, South Jordan: (801-727-3111)

Merle B's: (435-867-9800)

Mike's Tavern, Cedar City: (435-867-5990)

Mixed Emotions: (801-467-8499)

Mo Diggity's: (801-832-9000)

Mo's Bar & Grill: (801-531-7041)

Mocca Express: (801-233-9151)

Molly Blooms, Park City: (435-645-0844)

Monks House of Jazz: (801-350-0950)

Muse Music: (801-377-6873)

New Song Underground: (www.24tix.com)

Noah's, Lindon: (www.24tix.com)

NoBrow Cofee and Tea: (801-364-3448)

Oasis Cafe: (801-322-0404)

Ouida's Lounge:(801-521-4442)

Outer Rim: (801-688-2224)

Outlaw Saloon: (801-467-8499)

Owl Bar, Sundance: (801-223-4222)

Pat's Barbecue and Juke Joint: (801-484-5963)

Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, Nev.: (801-468-1492)

Plan B in Park City: (435-615-7588)

Playground: (801-467-8499)

Point After: (www.24tix.com)

Poplar Street Pub: (801-364-1061)

Porcupine Pub and Grill: (801-942-5555)

Port O'Call: (801-521-0589)

Project Audio Lounge: (801-467-8499)

Rail Events Center: (801-467-8499)

Red Door: (801-363-6030)

Republican: (801-595-1916)

Riverhorse Cafe, Park City: (435-649-3536)

Ritz Club: (www.24tix.com)

Salt Shaker: (www.24tix.com)

Saltair: (801-467-8499 or www.smithstix.com)

Sandbar: (801-467-8499 or www.smithtix.com)

Sandy Station: (801-255-2289)

Sidecar, Park City: (435-645-7468)

Silver Star, Park City: (435-901-3391)

Sky Box Amphitheatrecq: (801-456-1200)

Solid Ground: (www.24tix.com or 801-576-8080)

South Shore: (www.24tix.com)

Spur Bar and Grill, Park City: (435-615-1618)

Standard Lounge:(801-272-7625)

Star Bar, Park City: (435-615-7588

State Room: (800-501-2885 or www.thestateroomslc.com)

Studio 600: (801-467-8499)

Subterranian: (www.24tix.com)

Sugarhouse BBQ: (801-463-4800)

Sun and Moon Cafe: Christmas Eve Party, Dec. 24, $25 per person, reservations required (801-583-8331)

Sundance Theatre: (801-223-4567)

Tap Room:(801-466-0974)

Tavernacle Social Club: (801-519-8900)

Tea Grotto: Live music every third Friday and every Saturday (801-466-8255)

Teazer's: (801-395-9516)

The Broken Record: (801-328-8250)

Toadz, Cedar City: Talent Showcase with Pablo on Mondays; Live music Fridays (435-867-8988)

Tracks Brewing Company: (801-467-8499)

Trapp Door: (801-759-4257)

Twenty-Third Floor: (801-467-8499)

Urban Lounge: In Camera, Jesus or Genome, Gaza, Accidente, Dec. 27; Red Dog Revival, Holy Water Buffalo, Max Pain and The Groovies, Dec. 28 (www.24tix.com)

Uprok Records: (801-467-8499)

Velour Music Gallery: (801-818-2263)

Vortex: (801-548-1834)

W Lounge: (www.24tix.com)

Wasatch Brew Pub, Park City: (www.savorthesummitt.com)

Westerner: (801-467-8499)

The Whiskey: (801-262-7428)

Why Sound: (www.24tix.com)

Wiseguys Live Comedy Club, Ogden: (801-467-8499)

Wiseguys Live Comedy Club at Poundcakes, Trolley Square: (801-467-8499)

Wiseguys Live Comedy Club, West Valley City: (801-467-8499)

Woodshed: (801-364-0805)

X Room: (801-467-8499)

Zanzibar: (801-746-0590)

Zoom, Park City: (435-649-9108)