One of the greatest parts about the holidays is the keeping of tradition with your family, but sometimes it’s best to take an adventure so you can make new traditions! Salt Lake City has no shortage of awesome family activities for the season. Here are the top ten holiday attractions according to USA Today.

It’s so nice to live in or visit a larger city at the holidays and have so many options for Christmas activities.  Salt Lake City, Utah provides just that, in a picture perfect setting, with the beautiful snow-capped Wasatch Mountain range on the east providing a beautiful backdrop.  The downtown is energized with seasonal spirit, wtih many people choosing to stroll around the beautifully decorated Temple Square, with its numerous lights and beautiful nativity scenes.  Horse-drawn carriages carrying blanketed riders pass shop-keepers’ themed windows.  

Music is such a large part of the season and the Utah Symphony provides that in two different ways.  First, accompanying the professional ballet company Ballet West in their multiple showings of The Nutcracker at the Capitol Theatre, and secondly, in their own concert at Abravenel Hall, in the “Messiah” Sing-In.  Fulfill your inner dancer and singer by attending these two very inspiring shows.

Finish your holiday shopping while browsing the beautiful City Creek Centerdowntown or step back in time and to Salt Lake City’s beginnings by meandering the old fashioned village buildings at This is the Place Heritage Park and purchase handmade items or make your own while hearing carolers.  Father Christmas is on hand too.

Stay warm indoors at the annual Festival of Trees event at the South Towne Exp or bundle up to see Santa rapel from the tram at Snowbird Resort and see the Torchlight Parade come down the mountain – an awesome sight!

Enjoy your holidays in Salt Lake City!

Festival of Trees at South Towne Expo Center 
Festival of Trees is an annual holiday event held at the South Towne Expo Center, in Sandy, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City (ongoing for 44 years!). Themed Christmas trees are decorated by individuals, families and businesses and auctioned off, with all proceeds going to help the Primary Children’s Medical Center. What a wonderful way to help these children suffering from severe illnesses. Besides seeing all the different fun trees, be sure to see the Angel trees, which offer stories of current patients and those who lost their battle. Also don’t miss the change to purchase beautiful Christmas wreaths in the Aisle of Wreaths. Besides seeing all the trees, shop the Christmas boutiques and enjoy a variety of entertainment, including moving dance performances. Kids will love the visit from Santa, face painting, the gingerbread village and the bubble machine. Tickets are $5 at the door for adults and $3 for kids. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at most branches of Zions bank. For a special night out, attend the Opening Night with a $30 contribution to Primary Children’s Hospital Foundation. This is a dressy event complete with silent auction. (385-468-2260)

Christmas at the Grand America Hotel 
The Grand America hosts Santa and Mrs. Claus for Breakfast and a photo opportunity. Join in the holiday sing along and feast on delectable breakfast items served in the Oak Room at the only five star hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. An amazing array of items awaits at either the kid’s buffet or the traditional buffet. Children love the chocolate chip pancakes with raspberry syrup, french toast sticks and even mini corn dogs and macaroni and cheese. At the traditional buffet, treats such as mini waffles, cheese blintzes, yogurt parfaits and smoothies accompany the egg and omelet station. A variety of dates are offered from November 29-December 24. Adults, $37, Children $20. Another option to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus is at Santa’s Grand Afternoon Tea in the Lobby, with 12pm and 3pm seatings, complete with holiday stories, hot chocolate and cookies. Since these events are in high demand, other options to enjoy at the hotel are the Victorian Afternoon Tea, Holiday Sunday Brunches, Christmas Eve Breakfast and Lunch Buffet, Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Dinner and Christmas Day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Enjoy the beautiful seasonal decorations in the lobby, window displays in the shops and gingerbread creations. Continue the celebrating with New Year’s Eve Breakfast and Lunch Buffet, a New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe dinner and a New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet. (801-258-6000)

Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo 
Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo is a fun holiday activity for the whole family. Running nightly November 29-December 31, the animals take a back seat for once amid all the excitement, although some displays are still open and some animals are actually more active at night. The Rocky Shores exhibit features a heated underwater viewing area for seeing North Pole natives such as polar bears, sea lions, otters and seals. Have fun walking the lit pathways with hologram glasses on and work your way through the 135 foot lighted tunnel. See the holiday crafts, ice carving displays and ride the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting). Catch some dinner at the Beastro, grab a hot chocolate, then go meet Santa and his reindeer at the Macy’s Santa Station. Tickets are $7 for Adults, $5 for children (Toddlers 2 and under free), with discounts for seniors and members. Gates are open 5:30-8pm Sunday through Wednesday and 5:30-9pm Thursday through Saturday. (801-582-1631)

Messiah Sing In with Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall
The Utah Symphony, under the baton of Thierry Fisher, brings its “Messiah” Sing-In to Abravanel Hall Nov. 29 and 30. Handel’s “Messiah” is a famous piece of music performed mostly during the holidays, and contains the familiar “Hallelujah Chorus.” Always wanted to sing someplace besides the shower? Here’s your chance! The audience is invited to sing along with the symphony and featured soloists from the Symphony Chorus during this masterful and inspiring concert, which tells the story of the Messiah through Biblical verse. Print out your own lyrics or purchase when you come. For inspiration, volunteer members of the Morman Tabernacle Choir will be dispersed throughout the audience on Saturday night with 75 singers from the University of Utah chorus joining in on Sunday evening. Both performances start at 7pm. Tickets range from $10-$32. Concert is 2 hours including intermission. Abravanel Hall is a beautiful venue in the heart of downtown, next to Temple Square. Its 4-story lobby has impressive city views and the theatre, known for its acoustics, seats nearly 3,000. (801-323-6800)

Better Homes and Gardens has been a great magazine that has helped so many achieve the design that they strive for in their homes. They recently released a wonderful article and gallery showing just how diverse fences can be and just how much they can be used to make a statement with and about your home. Check this out!

A classic white picket fence makes a charming addition to any garden, especially when paired with a matching arbor and gate. A low fence such as this gives definition to the space, but still allows unobstructed views. A pathway and arbor beckon further exploration.

Low-maintenance vinyl provides an updated look to the classic white picket fence. It keeps its pristine look — and you never need to paintit because you buy in the color you want — white in this case.

Here’s a hint: If a white fence feels stark in your yard, soften it by weaving rambling roses, clematis, or other plants through the pickets.


Securely hold wood fence rails in place with a brick pillar. Match the brick to others used in your patio or on your house to tie various landscape elements together. Cap the brick column with a flat piece of slate to shed water.



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Iron fences are just one of those design elements that exude class and sophistication. At Western Fence Co, we have all kinds of iron fencing options that can allow you to bring this kind of elegance to your front door. Check out a brief history of this beautiful tradition, you just might be surprised.

One of the earliest uses of cast iron railings in England was in 1710-14 at St Paul’s Cathedral, despite the objections of Christopher Wren, who did not want a fence around the Cathedral at all, and said that if there had to be one it should be of wrought rather than cast iron.[2] The set was made at Gloucester FurnaceLamberhurst,[3] in the Weald of Kent and surrounded the cathedral, including seven gates. It weighed two hundred tons and cost six pence a pound.[2] The total cost was £11,202[2] which was a fortune then. No further railings are known to have been cast in the Weald.[4] Other early uses of cast iron railings were at Cambridge Senate House and at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, London.[2]

Wrought iron may be used to construct ornate railings. The Davies brothers of Wrexham made such railings in the 18th century and these are much admired – Nikolaus Pevsner described their work as “miraculous”.[5] They made fine wrought iron railings for Stansty Park and these may now be seen at Erddig Hall.[6]

During World War II, many sets of iron railings in Britain were removed. Railings were usually cut off at the base; the stubs may still be seen outside many buildings in London and elsewhere where they have never been replaced. This was supposedly to provide scrap metal for munitions, but there is some scepticism as to whether they were actually used for this purpose.[7]

In 2012 artist Catalina Pollak created an interactive sound installation called Phantom Railings in Malet Street Gardens, London, the site of railings that were removed during World War II. Acoustic sensors pick up the movement of pedestrians walking by and translate it into “the familiar sound produced by running a stick along an iron fence”.

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Fences have a lot of great purposes for your home. First of all, they make your home feel more home-y. It divides property lines, keeps pets in respective areas, can make a beautiful statement and can even increase the value of your home. 

Why does one homeowner get more money when they sell their home while another gets little? Why does one home sell quickly while another home within the same neighborhood takes months to be sold or may not even be sold at all? Could it be pure luck or there is something one did to his house to make it more attractive to potential buyers?

Making a few home improvements will go a long way in increasing your chances of selling the house. There are hundreds of homes available on the market and so for your house to be picked out, you to need sweeten the pot. Fencing is one way to improve the value of a home. But how will fencing enhance your home value? Read on.

How much value fencing adds to your home

On average, privacy fences are 4-9 feet tall. Installing a fence in your backyard for privacy purposes will increase marketability for your home with prospective buyers when selling. Homeowners with pets, such as dogs, may require a fence and could be reluctant to purchase a home without one due to the high cost of fencing materials and installation. A standard fence costs USD1000 – $5000 to install in many real estate areas; depending upon the materials selected and size of your yard.

This does not mean that using any type of fence will tremendously increase the value of your home. While a chain link fence may be less costly, the resale value obtained with this addition is so minimal. On the other hand, privacy wood fences and solid fences like concrete or cast iron can net a profit of at least 50% of the material and installation costs on resale. So fencing materials play an integral role in determining the overall home value during appraisal.

For a homeowner, the value of a fence may not be monetary in nature. Most homeowners like the added privacy of having a backyard fence, in addition to their decorative benefits which enhance the appearance of the yard and the home as a whole. What having a more beautiful home and more privacy brings for homeowners outweighs the potential loss of profits when selling.

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The holidays are a wonderful time to share with family and friends. Most people actually get to go and experience some of the culture that their respective cities have to offer when they take out their friends and family. If you are looking for some ideas of fun activities to do with the family, check out this exciting calendar of holiday themed performance art in Salt Lake City.

The Night Before Christmas

  • December 11, 2015 to December 12, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Salt Lake Dance Center
  • Venue: Jeanne Wagner Theatre
  • Admission: $15
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  • Time:

    There will be a 15 minute intermission

  • Category: KIDS & FAMILIES PERFORMANCE ARTS HOLIDAY

Kids and Christmas

  • December 01, 2015
  • Presented By: Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • Venue: Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • Admission: $10 each ($8.50 each plus $1.50 facility fee)
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  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

American Ballet Academy

  • December 04, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Let Christmas Shine – Ballroom Dance

  • December 03, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts
  • Venue: Ragan Theater
  • Admission: General Admission: $12 Student, Faculty: $8
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  • Time:

    House will open 30 minutes before concert begins There will be a 10 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Snow White

  • November 07, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Utah Children’s Theatre
  • Venue: Utah Children’s Theatre
  • Admission: $14 per person
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  • Time:

    There will be a 15 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Hamlet – National Theatre Live

  • December 06, 2015
  • Presented By: Park City Film Series
  • Venue: Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Admission: $20/General, $15/Member of PCFS or FOL, $10/Student
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Julie Moffitt Ballet School Presents The Nutcracker Ballet

A fence is a great way to boost property value and create division between neighbors but before you build your fence, it is important to make sure that you know the answers to some important questions like do you really know where your property line is? Are there HOA restrictions to building a fence on your property? How high are you legally allowed to build your fence? Here are some great questions to consider and be sure to contact Western Fence Company for more information. 

Questions:

Answer:

How high can I build a fence on my property?

In residential areas, local rules commonly restrict artificial (constructed) backyard fences to a height of six feet. In front yards, the limit is often four feet.

Height restrictions may also apply to natural fences — fences of bushes or trees — if they meet the ordinance’s general definition of fences. Trees that are planted in a row and grow together to form a barrier are usually considered a fence. When natural fences are specifically mentioned in the laws, the height restrictions commonly range from five to eight feet.

If, however, you have a good reason (for example, you need to screen your house from a noisy or unsightly neighboring use, such as a gas station), you can ask the city for a one-time exception to the fence law, called a variance. Talk to the neighbors before you make your request, to explain your problem and get them on your side.

Answer:

My neighbor is building a fence that violates the local fence law. How can I get the law enforced?

Cities are not in the business of sending around fence inspection teams, and as long as no one complains, a nonconforming fence may stand forever.

Tell the neighbor about the law as soon as possible. She probably doesn’t know what the law is, and if the fence is still being built, may be able to modify it at a low cost. If she suggests that you mind your own business, alert the city. All it takes in most circumstances is a phone call to the planning or zoning department or the city attorney’s office. The neighbor will be ordered to conform; if she doesn’t, the city can fine her and even sue.

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What is a boundary fence?

A boundary fence, also called a division fence or partition fence, is a fence that is located on the line between two properties and is used by both owners. Boundary fences are owned by both owners when both use the fence. What constitutes “use” varies by state. Some states define use as occupancy – such as using the land up to the fence, perhaps by planting crops. Some use the word “join” for use – that is, a neighbor who hooks up another fence to the boundary fence is “using” the boundary fence. Most states say a fence is used only when the landowner’s property is entirely enclosed by fences.

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Admit it, you can remember a movie quote better than what you had for breakfast yesterday. You have an impressive encyclopedia of movie knowledge just rolling around in your noggin. Your friends always look at you when they are struggling to think of the name of a movie or actor. It’s alright. Salt Lake has some great events to satisfy your film needs. Many at very affordable prices or free. Check these out.

  • September 24, 2015 to September 25, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Presented By: Edison Street Events
  • Venue: Edison Street Events
  • Admission: $6/General Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Rock n Roll High School (PG, 1979)

  • September 25, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

After Hours Teen Movie Night: October Sky (PG, 1999)

  • September 26, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Slow Food Park City Food and Film Weekend

  • September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Park City Film Series
  • Venue: Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Admission: Varies
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Tumbleweeds Film Festival 2015

  • September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every )
  • Presented By: Utah Film Center
  • Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Admission:
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory

Rebel Without a Cause (PG-13, 1955)

  • September 28, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

The 78 Project Movie

  • September 29, 2015
  • Presented By: Utah Film Center
  • Venue: Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

An Evening with Mr Turner

Project Wild Thing Film Screening

  • October 01, 2015
  • Presented By: Swaner Eco Center
  • Venue: Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Admission: FREE
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  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Underfunded Film Festival

  • October 06, 2015
  • Presented By: Underfunded Film Festival
  • Venue: The Shops At Riverwoods
  • Admission: $7.50 Film Pass/ $25.00 All Day Workshop/Film Pass
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  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Fall 2015 Silent Film Series: Harold Lloyd

  • October 08, 2015 to October 09, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Presented By: Edison Street Events
  • Venue: Edison Street Events
  • Admission: $6/General Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

Tumbleweeds Film Festival Screening: When Marnie Was There

  • October 10, 2015
  • Presented By: Orem Public Library
  • Venue: Orem Public Library
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

A Mormon Maid

  • May 21, 2015 to January 01, 2037 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Presented By: Edison Street Events
  • Venue: Edison Street Events
  • Admission: $6/General Admission
  • Category: FILM & VIDEO

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What your fence is made of is one of the biggest factors that will determine the price of the fence and what adding it will accomplish. It also plays a lot into how much the fence will improve the value of your home. So take a look at some of the basic materials that can be used to make your fence and remember that we do custom work, so there are a lot of things that we can work with you on if it is not listed on our site. 

For some, the American Dream has a picket fence around it. For others, it’s wrought iron. Most homes have some kind of fencing. Fences can serve as decoration, property line markers, security features, or all three. The cost for fencing depends on a number of factors, including the height and length needed, as well as the materials. Most fencing installation professionals charge a cost per linear foot that includes both their labor and the materials cost.
Since the cost for fencing can vary widely, it’s important to estimate cost per project, keeping the specific materials and dimensions in mind. Nationally, costs range from about $1,500 to $4,000 for new fence installation. On average, homeowners spend $2,550, but prices can vary slightly by region. 

Average Fencing Prices

Fencing is priced by the linear foot. This cost should be relatively consistent for a certain material but may vary with different fencing heights. Typically, wood is the cheapest fencing material while wrought iron is the most expensive outright. In addition to price, each fencing type offers different positive and negative features.

Wood

Wood is one of the most commonly used fencing materials, and it can last a long time if treated correctly. Wooden fences are often made from pine, redwood, cedar, or other woods that are resilient when wet. Though it usually has a natural look, wooden fencing can be stained or painted any color.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Inexpensive and can last for years with appropriate treatment.
  • Cons: Requires regular upkeep and staining.


Metal or Chain Link

Steel is one of the most durable fencing types. It easily withstands abuse, but it may be susceptible to rust in certain environments. Chain link is one of the most affordable fencing types. Since it’s made for function instead of form, it’s great for delineating property lines or keeping in pets, but it doesn’t make for a particularly attractive border.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Durable, affordable, and effective.
  • Cons: Generally the least attractive fencing type and may be susceptible to rust.

Vinyl

Vinyl fencing is affordable, lightweight, durable and easy to install. It is not a good material for security fencing, however, as it can’t withstand attempts to cut through the fence. Some homeowners also consider vinyl fencing to be unattractive. Some of this type of fencing mimics the look of wood, but most vinyl fences resemble plastic.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Easy installation.
  • Cons: Not appropriate for security fencing.

Aluminum

Aluminum offers an attractive, lightweight alternative to other kinds of metal fencing, including the heavyweight wrought iron. Aluminum also tends to be one of the most affordable types of metal fencing, and it’s also durable, which means you’ll spend less on upkeep in the long run.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Won’t rust, and requires little repair or upkeep.
  • Cons: Not the most secure type of fencing.

Wrought Iron

Not only is wrought iron the most secure type of fencing, but it’s also considered to be the most traditionally beautiful. This heavy-duty material also makes for a very effective fence that will keep your yard secure from unwanted human, animal, and other guests. Since wrought iron fencing is highly customized for each job, chances are that it will be a perfect fit.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Can last for a lifetime.
  • Cons: One of the most expensive types of fencing.

Barbed Wire

Barbed wire fencing is usually used to keep livestock — cows, horses, etc. — confined in pastures or on ranches. It’s sometimes used with woven wire fencing to prevent large animals from breaking it down when they get rowdy or excited. For smaller animals, it’s good at keeping them from digging underneath to get out. For farming or crop areas, it protects against large animals from getting in and destroying the crops.

Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: Secure, inexpensive, good for farmland and ranches.
  • Cons: Potentially dangerous for kids and can be expensive if you use a lot of additional supplies. 

Electric/Invisible

Electric fences are great for containing your pets and it’s more economical than erecting other fences. It’s a great way to train your pet and protects them from getting hurt or potentially hurting someone. It’s a good way to not compromise the beauty of your landscape with a fence and still keep your pet safe. It’s considered a humane form of training as well.

Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: Affordable, allots flexibility in landscape, and still effective for pet training
  • Cons: Can be painful for the dog while they train, considered punishment for the pet, and some types of fencing involves digging up the yard. 

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Although Salt Lake may not have that large of a reputation for arts, it has a very diverse scene with all kinds of events sure to be enjoyable for everyone. Performing arts are a fantastic spectacle and wonderful exhibition of what people are capable of. It is inspiring and something that we should all collectively go to appreciate on a regular basis. Here are some of the awesome performing arts events in Salt Lake and surrounding areas for the rest of September.

42nd Street

  • September 22, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Broadway Across America/MagicSpace 
  • Venue: Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre 
  • Admission: To Be Announced
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

“Fall Season”

  • September 17, 2015 to September 19, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company 
  • Venue: Jeanne Wagner Theatre 
  • Admission: Single Ticket: $35 / day of show $40 Student/Senior: $15 ArtTix.org or call 801-355-ARTS
  • Visit Website
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Forever Plaid

  • August 27, 2015 to September 19, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The Grand Theatre 
  • Venue: SLCC Grand Theatre 
  • Admission: General Admission tickets are $20 with discounts available for seniors, military/veterans, students, and other groups.
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  • Time:

    Forever Plaid is presented “Backstage at The Grand”, an intimate black-box style presentation with limited, general seating Parking is FREE We are located inside Salt Lake Community college Doors open 30 minutes prior to the posted start time

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

The 39 Steps

  • September 12, 2015 to September 19, 2015 (Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: West Jordan Arts Council 
  • Venue: Old West Jordan Library 
  • Admission: $5-$8
  • Time:

    Door opens at 7 pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Utah’s Got Dance!

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  • September 19, 2015
  • Presented By: Draper Ampitheater 
  • Venue: Draper Amphitheater 
  • Admission: $8-$11
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  • Time:

    Doors open at 7:00 pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Classic Greek Theatre’s Production and Tour of Sophocles’ Electra

  • September 21, 2015
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities 
  • Venue: De Jong Concert Hall 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Westminster College Classical Greek Theatre Festival: Electra

  • September 21, 2015
  • Venue: De Jong Concert Hall 
  • Admission:
  • Visit Website
  • Time:

    Free pre-performance lecture, 4:00 pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Classic Greek Theatre’s Production and Tour of Sophocles’ Electra

  • September 23, 2015
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities 
  • Venue: Weber State University – Wildcat Center 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Adult Public Technique Classes

  • September 17, 2015 to September 24, 2015 (Every Thursday) 
  • Presented By: Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company 
  • Venue: Smash Dance Academy 
  • Admission: $5 per class or $20 for a 5-class punch card, can pay with cash or card at the door
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  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

James Perry from Studio C

  • September 25, 2015
  • Presented By: ImprovBroadway 
  • Venue: ImprovBroadway 
  • Admission: Admission: $10 online or at-the-door One ticket per admission. Tickets are non-refundable and must be redeemed at the box office by 7:55 pm the night of the performance to ensure seating. Tickets not redeemed by 7:55 pm will be offered to customers in the standby line. Seating is not wheelchair accessible.
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  • Time:

    Doors open at 7:30 PM

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Wit

  • September 10, 2015 to September 26, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Wasatch Theatre Company 
  • Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center 
  • Admission: $20/General Admission
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  • Time:

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

American Idiot

  • September 18, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The University of Utah Department of Theatre 
  • Venue: Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance – The University of Utah 
  • Admission: $18/General Admission; $15/UofU Faculty, Staff, Seniors Age 60 and Over, Military and Their Immediate Families; $8.50/Other Students; Free/UofU Students with Arts Pass
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  • Time:

    Duration time may vary Please call (801)581-6448 for run times

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Classic Greek Theatre’s Production and Tour of Sophocles’ Electra

  • September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities 
  • Venue: Red Butte Garden
  • Admission: FREE
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

BRAVO! Series: National Dance Company Of Siberia

  • October 01, 2015
  • Presented By: BYU Arts 
  • Venue: De Jong Concert Hall 
  • Admission: To Be Announced
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Back to the Present

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  • September 18, 2015 to October 03, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The Ziegfeld Theater 
  • Venue: The Ziegfeld Theater 
  • Admission: Adults: $15 in advance, $17 at the door Children/Students/Seniors: $12 in advance, $14 at the door
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  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Fiddler on the Roof

  • September 18, 2015 to October 03, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Pioneer Theatre Company 
  • Venue: Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre – University of Utah 
  • Admission: $40-$62
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

The Drowsy Chaperone

  • September 11, 2015 to October 03, 2015 (Every Monday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Empress Theatre 
  • Venue: Empress Theatre 
  • Admission: $10/Person
  • Time:

    Monday and Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:00pm

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Salem Witch Trials

A Midsummer’s Night Dream Ballet

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  • October 09, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts 
  • Venue: Covey Center for the Arts 
  • Admission: Contact Covey Center for the Arts for ticket info
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  • Time:

    House opens 30 minutes before production There will be a 10 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

An Ideal Husband

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  • September 24, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts 
  • Venue: UVU Noorda Theatre 
  • Admission: General Audience: $12 Student, Faculty: $8
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  • Time:

    House opens 30 minutes before production begins There will be a 10 minute intermission

  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Animal Farm

  • October 02, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: The University of Utah Department of Theatre 
  • Venue: Babcock Theatre 
  • Admission:
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival Presents: Raphael Dance Emerge

  • October 10, 2015
  • Presented By: Imagine Ballet Theatre 
  • Venue: Peery’s Egyptian Theater 
  • Admission: $15.00 general admission $10.00 Student rate
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  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Salem Witch Trials

  • October 10, 2015
  • Presented By: Salty Dinner Theater 
  • Venue: The Old Spaghetti Factory 
  • Admission: $15/Adult, $8/Children
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  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS

Water Sings Blue

  • September 25, 2015 to October 10, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
  • Presented By: BYU Arts 
  • Venue: Margetts Arena Theatre 
  • Admission: To Be Announced
  • Category: PERFORMANCE ARTS









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Be sure to stay vigilante of weather reports and stay off the road as much as possible because injury and death tolls are rising in Utah as a result of flash flooding. Many cars are being swept away. Several people are missing. Be sure to stay safe and keep your eye on the weather.

Flash flooding in southern Utah has killed at least 16 people since Monday night; four others remain missing. 

Twelve of those deaths are in the small Utah border community of Hildale after a flash flood swept through the town. A vehicle carrying three women and 13 children was swept away, and only three children survived. Washington County Emergency Services told The Weather Channel one person is still missing, and it is unclear whether the individual is an adult or child.

People rushed to the scene when the cars finally came to a stop downstream. What they saw was gruesome; dead bodies were strewn everywhere and the vehicles that once held them were crumpled and mangled, almost beyond recognition. But somehow, they found one boy who survived the ordeal, standing nearby.

“The little boy was standing there,” Yvonne Holm told the Associated Press. “He said, ‘Are you guys going to help me?'”

(MORE: Flash Flood Danger of Vehicles)

Some 20 miles to the north, the AP reported four people were killed by flash flooding in Zion National Park and three remain missing. Up to 1.89 inches of rain was measured in the park over the past two days as of Tuesday morning at an elevation of 5,741 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Officials have not yet released the identities of those killed or missing.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert expressed his sorrow in a statement, lamenting, “I join with other Utahns in mourning today the lives lost in two tragic incidents at Zion National Park and Hildale. Jeanette and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. I thank the first responders, volunteers and other officials involved in the recovery effort.” 

The situation in Hildale has shocked the community. Flooding started overnight and “obviously caught these people off guard,” Hildale assistant fire chief Kevin Barlow told The AP. “Witnesses say they were backing out of it trying to get away from it and it still swept them in.”

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A vehicle rests in debris after a flash flood in Hildale, Utah. (Mark Lamont via AP) 

    Three people survived as the flash flooding washed the vehicles several hundred yards downstream about 5 p.m. MDT. One survivor was found downstream at a bank in town. One survivor remained hospitalized overnight, Washington County Emergency Services reported. Six of the deceased were located in Utah and two in Arizona, almost 2 1/2 miles downstream.

    In light of the tragedy, Herbert warned residents and tourists, “Today’s tragedy also serves as a reminder to residents and those visiting our state to take appropriate precautions and be aware of the factors that contribute to dangerous flash floods. This includes strong thunderstorms and intense rainfall that can take place over several hours or even just a few minutes.”

    Authorities say that around 150 people from county, state and federal agencies, 500 community volunteers, and six or seven search dogs are working at search and rescue efforts in Hildale and its sister town across the Arizona border, Colorado City. 

    Herbert released a statement Tuesday morning indicating that state officials are in close communication with local government and public safety officials in the affected area and offered the full resources of the state to the town of Hildale to aid with the search and rescue effort. The Utah National Guard has been mobilized and is expected to arrive late Tuesday afternoon, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, said at a press conference.

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    Zoom-in of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, highlighting Short Creek and the canyon northeast of Hildale.  (Google Earth)

      According to the NWS in Salt Lake City, the deadliest single flash flood on record in Utah prior to Monday’s event was an August 13, 1923 flood near Farmington, claiming seven lives. 

      The towns sit at the foot of picturesque red rock cliffs about 315 miles south of Salt Lake City. The floods came after heavy rains fell in the canyons just north of the towns, sending waves of water barreling through the streets.

      “This hit with a vengeance we haven’t seen for some time,” Barlow told NBC.

      The women and children were on a gravel road north of the towns, Barlow said. It appears they were coming back from a park in the area when the flash flood hit, he said.

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