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News from the Utah Shakespeare Festival (DEC. 6)

December 6, 2017 — Cedar City, Utah SHAKESPEARE E-GLOBE COMPLICATED. MESSY. EXHILARATING! How do you sort through the resumes, and auditions of nearly 1,300 actors and narrow it down to about sixty needed for the 2018 Festival acting company? And how do you keep in mind that each of those sixty actors will play roles in two or three plays. And, how do you incorporate the desires of each director into your decisions? Sound impossible? It’s not, but casting is a complicated, sometimes messy, sometimes exhilarating process.  See How It's Done PEACE, JOY, AND THEATRE! FIND THE PERFECT GIFTS Find the perfect holiday gifts at the Festival. You don't need to worry about size or color. You don't even need to leave the comfort of your home. The Festival has a gift for everybody, for every budget. Tickets, gift certificates, classes, souvenirs, or even a theatre seat with your loved one's name on it—they are all available this holiday season. Visit Our Holiday Shopping Page Artistic Director Brian Vaughn (left), Executive Producer Frank Mack, and Founder Fred C. Adams OUR YEAR-END GIVING CAMPAIGN: ONLY WITH YOUR HELP . . . To help us achieve our mission to entertain, enrich, and educate, we need your help. The need has never been greater for you to donate to our year-end giving campaign. No matter the size of your gift, your support will help us attract incredible artists, build great scenery and costumes, and support our free experiences such as the seminars, orientations, and The Greenshow. Your contribution will have a huge impact. Learn How to Give Now Purchase Tickets | Donate | Gift Shop | Festival on the Web STAY CONNECTED              Join Our Mailing List at part of

Discover Now West! This Month @ THE UMFA

  Discover Now West! This Month Left: Thayer Tolles, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Metropolitian Museum of Art. Right: Alexander Phimister Proctor (American, 1860–1950),Indian Warrior, 1896–1899, bronze, 38.625 x 30.5 x 10.5 inches, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church, 4.08.2 Now West! | Thayer Tolles: The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925Thursday, December 7 | 7 pm | FREEKatherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium Explore the aesthetic and cultural forces behind the creation of enduringly popular bronze statuettes with American western subjects including Native Americans, wildlife, cowboys, and settlers.  Thayer Tolles is Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Met. Most recently she curated Frederic Remington at The Met, on view through January 2, 2018. Now West! programs encourage critical dialogue around Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center if the West. This program is supported by funds from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. Entry to Go West! will be free from 5:00 to 7:00 ahead of Tolles' presentation.  Art + Wellness Mindfulness at the UMFATuesday, December 53 pm | FREEUMFA galleries Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome. Creativity in Focus Film SeriesTania LibreWednesday, December 13 | 7 pm | FREE Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson69 min. | 2017Website/trailer: https://www.tanialibre.com/  Renowned Cuban artist Tania Bruguera bravely allows the world to witness her therapy sessions in a powerful film, Tania Libre. After experiencing a traumatic imprisonment in Havana for advocating for freedom of expression, Bruguera sought out Dr. Frank M. Ochberg, the founding father of trauma therapy. Their conversations raise crucial questions regarding the state of politics, surveillance, and repression in Cuba and the consequences of these practices.   Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center. Thomas Moran (American, born in England, 1837–1926), Great Blue Spring of the Lower Geyser Basin, Firehole River, Yellowstone, 1872, watercolor on paper, 18.75 x 26 inches (frame), Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, purchased with funds from the William E. Weiss Fund, Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran, Wiley Buchanan III, Nancy-Carroll Draper, Nancy and Nick Petry, Steve and Sue Ellen Klein, William C. Foxley, John F. Eulich, Mary Lou Willis McDonald IV, and D. Harold Byrd, Jr., 24.91 Third Saturday for Families | Waterscapes Saturday, December 161–4 pm | FREEEmma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom Water is vital for survival, especially in the American West. Explore the landscapes featuring water in Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and create your own waterscape using watercolor pencils. Free admission includes all Museum galleries and the Go West! exhibition.  Go West! Art of the American Frontierfrom the Buffalo Bill Center of the WestOn view through March 11, 2018 | FREE for members Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West examines the development and disruption of the American West through more than eighty artworks from one of the nation’s outstanding collections. N. C. Wyeth (American, 1882–1945), Bucking, 1904–1905, oil on canvas, 46.125 x 34 inches (frame), Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, gift of John M. Schiff, 2.77   Holiday Hours:  Closed Monday, December 25 Closed Monday, January 1 The Museum Cafe and The Museum Store will also be closed December 26–29.   Utah Museum of Fine Arts | Marcia & John Price Museum Building410 Campus Center Drive | Salt Lake City, Ut 84112

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS: Arts Sector Harmed in Tax Bills

The Latest Tax Bill Action Early Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed a tax reform bill along an almost exclusively party-line vote of 51-49 with all Republicans voting yes, except for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who opposed it for the $1.5 trillion in debt that would be created.  In a rush to pass far-reaching tax reform before year-end, both the House and Senate have passed separate but similar tax bills. Unfortunately, both versions of the tax bill would have a very negative impact on charitable giving. The bill now moves into a joint conference committee to negotiate a final, unified bill that can be signed into law by the President. It is anticipated that the ability to include any new provisions at this point will be severely limited, if not impossible. What is the Status on Charitable Giving? Because both the House and Senate tax bills propose doubling the standard deduction, access to specific incentives for income tax deductions of gifts to charity become severely limited to only the top five percent of taxpayers who itemize their deductions. Americans for the Arts and the charitable sector had actively supported the idea of a Universal Charitable Deduction so that the incentive to give to charities would be available to both itemizers and non-itemizers. However, Universal Charitable Deduction proposals offered by Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK) never made it into the final bill nor were given an opportunity for a floor vote.Unfortunately, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center estimates that charities, including nonprofit arts organizations, could see a staggering loss of up to $20 billion annually as a result of this tax policy change. Data shows that the charitable deduction under both bills also will no longer be viable to 95% of all taxpayers because of the expansion of the standard deduction. That means: 31 million taxpayers who currently claim the charitable deduction will lose it. Charitable contributions will decline by up to $20 billion per year. What Do the Bills Mean for the Arts? We are still reading through the latest proposals. Although there are some differences between the two bills, both bills overall fail the arts and cultural sector. Here is a preliminary summary of some of the other provisions in addition to the expected reduction in charitable itemizers that we’ve identified impacting artists and the nonprofit sector.  U.S. House Bill U.S. Senate Bill Eliminates the performing artists’ business deduction No such elimination Eliminates the $250 deduction for teacher supplies and instructional materials Doubles the same provision to $500 Reduces estate and gift taxes by doubling the exemption and then ultimately fully repealing the estate tax (historically a generator of major charitable gifts) Reduces estate tax by doubling the exemption Repeals the "Johnson Amendment" prohibition on tax-exempt organizations' support for political campaigns, without causing them to lose tax-exempt status No such elimination Repeals lifetime education credits, tax deduction for interest on student loans, and tuition waivers from income for graduate and PhD students No such elimination Increases limit on cash contributions to qualified charities from 50% to 60% of adjusted gross income. However, this only applies to the narrowed group of donors who can itemize their taxes. Same Repeals income tax exemption for private activity bonds, often used to finance cultural infrastructure projects, like museums No such elimination  We will continue to keep you updated as the work continues. In the meantime, thank you for your support of the arts. Be assured that we continue to work to ensure that changes made under tax reform will encourage more giving by more Americans, and protect the civic infrastructure upon which our communities depend.Thank you for helping to #ProtectGiving.   1000 Vermont Avenue NW6th FloorWashington DC . 20005T 202.371.2830F 202.371.0424  One East 53rd Street . 2nd FloorNew York NY . 10022T 212.223.2787F 212.980.4857  [email protected]g  Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.

STATEWIDE NEWS: 2018 Utah Humanities Grant Deadlines Approaching

UTAH HUMANITIES MESSAGE             2018 Utah Humanities Grant Deadlines Approaching Gain Support for Projects that put Humanities Ideas into Actionand Improve Communities Our grants are designed to support projects and programs that directly involve the humanities and that engages a community for the purpose of improving it. We are a proud supporter of local communities, grassroots activities, tradition, and innovation. Our grant categories provide invaluable financial support to help bring educational programs, interpretive exhibits and activities, local history projects, oral history projects, media projects, and more around the state. In the past three years, Utah Humanities has provided over $250,000 in grants to 107 organizations located in 27 cities. Apply by the deadlines below to gain potential funding for your humanities project: Competitive Grants and Research Fellowships: February 1 (mandatory draft) and March 15 (final) for projects starting on or after May 1 Oral History Grants: March 1 (mandatory draft) and April 1 (final) for projects starting on or after May 1 Quick Grants: 6 weeks prior to project start Visit our website for complete grant application guidelines. For more information or questions, contact Jodi Graham at [email protected] or 801.359.9670 xt. 105.     [ WEBSITE ]    [ CALENDAR ]    [ CONTACT ]       Empowering Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities. 202 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 | 801.359.9670 | www.utahhumanities.org      

JOB: Booking Manager Postition with Ririe-Woodbury

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company seeks a Booking Manager who will advance our mission to bring dance to all communities by securing touring opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.  This full-time position offers an opportunity to work in a small, dynamic, nationally renowned dance company. You will work closely with local, national and international presenting organizations, in addition to educators and government entities. It is an opportunity to work with a company making a positive contribution to the arts community.   Organization: Established in 1964, the Company works to further contemporary dance as an accessible and valued art form, through performances of original and commissioned works, and dance education for all ages. Ririe-Woodbury serves more than 65,000 artists and audience members each year.   Responsibilities:  This position offers a variety of responsibilities, including: securing performances and residencies in Utah, nationally and internationally; coordinating performances and residency activities; developing marketing materials related to booking, which includes social media, print and video; coordinating logistics for tours and incoming artists; negotiating contracts; maintaining yearly calendars; attending national conferences; and assisting with home season performances.   Preferred Qualifications: Two years marketing and/or sales experience; a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing/communications or applicable liberal arts field appreciated; strong planning and multitasking skills; writing skills a must; sales experience; able to cultivate professional relationships over a long period of time; self motivator; computer proficiency in all MS Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; experience with social media; and the ability and willingness to work on a variety of projects in a small group with overlapping responsibilities.

NEWS: Go Learn With The U

The University of Utah's Travel ProgramTravel with U Alums | Travel with U Professors May 12-20, 2018 An academics-based, historical tour that involves serious preparation, explores the environs of the Normandy beaches, and offers learned insights into the risks, the alternatives, the decisions, and the people forever tied to the D-Day outcome. May 20-26, 2018 Journey to our nation's capital to get a unique perspective on the media, news agencies, and politics with our incredibly knowledgeable (and well-connected!) leaders.  June 23 - July 6, 2018 Explore the architectural treasures of Beijing, and then journey to the rural Tibetan Plateau to explore the food, culture, and Buddhist architecture of this incredible and picturesque region.  July 22 - 28, 2018 Explore thermal pools, volcanoes, mountain ranges and coastlines with U of U Geologist Dr. Holly Godsey. Come learn about the natural processes that formed the island, as well enjoy spectacular meals, relaxing accommodations, and spectacular vistas in the Land of Fire and Ice.     Go Learn | The University of Utah801-581-6980 | [email protected]

PARK CITY SUMMIT COUNCIL ARTS COUNCIL: December 2017 Arts and Culture Calendar

PCSCArts :: December Arts & Culture View in browser     2017 HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS IN PARK CITYFrom music and lights to Santa and fireworks, Park City celebrates the holidays. Park City Mountain & Deer Valley Resorts: Dec. 16 - 31: SnowfestDec. 16: Santa Comes Down the Town LiftDec. 24: 55th Annual Torch Light Parade at PCMRDec. 24: Santa Claus Visits Deer ValleyDec. 30: Torch Light Parade at Deer ValleyDec. 31: Canyons Village New Year's Eve Celebration - fireworks and concert     PARK CITY FILM SERIES Jim Santy Auditorium, Park City1255 Park AvenueFriday & Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 6pm  Additional Films this Month:Dec. 1-3: Loving Vincent Dec. 2: Jungle Book (4pm)Dec. 8-10: Victoria and AbdulDec. 9: Le Chant de la Mar (4pm) Dec. 10: Twelfth Night/National Theater Live (1pm)Dec. 14: Down the Fence (7pm)Dec. 15-17: The SquareDec. 21: It's a Wonderful Life (6pm)Dec. 22 - 24: Wonderstruck Dec. 22-29: Winter Break Film Series (4pm daily)Dec. 29-30: The Florida ProjectJan 6: Hidden Figures (4pm) BRANDed [email protected] Art CenterPark City, UT1401 Kearns BlvdDec. 2: 7:30-9pmDec. 4 - 8: 10-7pmDec. 9 - 10: 12-5pmDec. 4, 10 - 4pm Produced by the Park City Summit County Arts Council, BRANDed PC is an 8 day pop-up spotlighting 40+ local creative makers and their stories.  SILLY HOLIDAY BAZAAR  Park City MarriottPark City, UT1895 Sidewinder DriveDec. 1: 5-9pmDec. 2: 10-6pmDec. 3: 10-2pm  A free, festive holiday marketplace with 90 artisans, artists and crafters from across the Wasatch brought to you by Park Silly Market. BALLET WEST PARK CITY NUTCRACKEREccles Center for Performing ArtsPark City, UT1750 Kearns Blvd.Saturday, Dec. 2, 2pm & 5:30pm Enjoy the holiday magic as Ballet West Academy at Park City presents the PARK CITY NUTCRACKER. This abbreviated family show brings the Nutcracker to life for adults and children alike with battling mice and soldiers, stunning snowflakes and flowers, dazzling dancing dolls and the ever popular elephants. A Park City Holiday tradition.  Tickets range from $15-$25. Call 855-222-2849 or click the link above. PARK CITY INSTITUTEEccles Center for Performing ArtsPark City, UT1750 Kearns Blvd. The 20th Anniversary of the Main Stage season of the Park City Institute has much in store for December at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.Dec. 9: Robert Cray, 7:30pmDec. 16: MOMIX, 7:30pmDec. 20: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 7:30pmDec. 27: Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band, 2pm & 6pmDec. 31: New Years Eve Celebration, 8pm     MOUNTAIN TOWN MUSICPark City, UTMountain Town Music offers a variety of music programming to stimulate a sense of groove for music lovers, life lovers & everybody in between. They believe in the power of music and are creating one community under a groove with every show that they program throughout Summit County.Click here to check out what MTM has in store for December including the Snyderville Electric Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Andy Frasco & the UN, Will Baxter Band and more. KAMAS VALLEY CHRISTMAS CONCERTDeJoria CenterKamas, UT970 UT-32Dec. 16: 6:30pm doors, 7pm show Ring in the spirit of the season with a musical Kamas Christmas. Featured performances include the Wasatch Back Choir & Orchestra with Guest Artists: Marj Desius, and Shrink The Giant. The Kamas Children’s Choir, Tapestry, BMDC Dancers, Olivia Lee- Aerial Artist, and the Combined Youth Orchestra will also be performing. This concert is free and open to the public.  EGYPTIAN THEATREPark City, UT 328 Main StreetDec. 1 -2 : Stand up ComedyDec. 7 - 9: Elf the Musical, Jr.Dec.14 - 17: Holiday Spectacular & Sing-AlongDec. 20 - 21: It's a Beautiful Day Farewell TourDec. 22 - 25: Kurt BestorDec. 26 - 28: Gabriel Sanchez presents: THE PRINCE EXPERIENCEDec. 29 - 31: Who's Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson TributeJan. 4 - 6: Richard Thompson Solo AcousticClick here for tickets and showtimes. SONGS FOR A WINTER SEASONPark City, UT Dec.10, 7pm, Park City Community ChurchDec. 16, 7pm, St. Luke's ChurchPurchase tickets online or at Smith's, Kimball Junction.     KIMBALL ART CENTERPark City, UT1401 Kearns Blvd.Open Mon - Fri: 10 - 5pm, Sat & Sun: 12 - 5pmFREEOpening Dec. 16th in the Main Gallery, David Habben Flow unites the artist’s two creative modes—the personal one within the pages of his sketchbooks, and the collaborative one of his Be Somewhere series. Here, the abstract compositions of Be Somewhere—work that documents time, place and energy—become the base for a new story, oftentimes with the wit and humor that is characteristic of his sketches.On December 15, Habben will be joined by dancers from the Duhaime Movement Project. While watching them perform, Habben will create a new large-scale painting. This newly-created piece will be presented alongside Habben’s original sketchbooks and captivating compositions that bring these two worlds together. Please RSVP here.  PARK CITY MUSEUMPark City, UT528 Main StreetOpen Mon - Sat: 10 - 7pm, Sun: 10 - 6pmFREE LOCALS DAY: Dec. 5Preserving, protecting and promoting Park City's history & heritage. On view in the Tozer Gallery through Jan. 10 is The Way We Worked exhibition, which examines the strength and spirit of American workers through archival images, compelling videos, and fascinating interviews. The exhibition, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, and collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. SWANER PRESERVE& ECOCENTERPark City, UT1258 Center DriveOpen Wed - Sun: 10 - 4pmThe Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter has exhibits about the surrounding environment. They offer weekly nature tours, wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education for children and adults, evening lecture series, a gift shop with local and ecofriendly art. Visit the EcoCenter to learn more about their wetland ecosystem and the 10 miles of trails to explore! Check out their calendar of events for December happenings.  ALF ENGEN SKI MUSEUMUtah Olympic Park, Park CityOpen daily from 10 - 6pmLocated at the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park, the Museum's displays honor the athletes, volunteers and sports from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and also include a Ski History Collection, an Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame, and interactive chairlift and ski jumping exhibits. Entrance is free and open to the public. SUMMIT COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUMCoalville, UT60 North MainOpen Mon - Fri: 9 - 5pmLocated in the basement of the County Courthouse, just 15 minutes from Park City, the Summit County Historical Museum gives visitors a snapshot of local history and heritage. Tours available by prior arrangement by calling 435-336-3200. ARTique FIRST FRIDAY6th Annual Holiday CelebrationKamas, UT283 N. Main StreetFriday Dec. 1: 6 - 9pm Holiday Celebration: food, drinks & local handmade gifts! For more information, visit the ARTique Facebook page via the link above or call 435-640-8048.  GALLERY STROLLLAST FRIDAYMain Street, Park CityFriday, Dec. 29, 6 - 9pmThe Last Friday Gallery Stroll, presented by the Park City Gallery Association, is a free community event held each month to give locals and Park City visitors the opportunity to explore Park City’s exciting art scene. Gallery openings, special exhibits and light refreshments are part of the experience.  KIMBALL ART CENTERPark City, UT1401 Kearns Blvd. The KAC has a variety of holiday themed art classes to get you and your family in the spirit this season! Dec. 8: Family Handmade Holiday CardsDec. 9: Fused Glass Christmas OrnamentsDec. 9: Family Cookie Plates & Cookie DecoratingDec. 16 - 19: Ginger Bread House Sculptures UTAH CONSERVATORYPark City, UT4593 Silver Springs DriveMusic instruction for all ages and levels in voice, piano, guitar, cello, drums, trumpet, violin, acting, music theory and more. Master classes and community performances are also programmed. PARK CITY LIBRARYPark City, UT1255 Park Avenue The Park City Library, in the heart of Old Town, offers an outstanding collection of over 70,000 books, e-books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, free public computers and wireless Internet access. Preschool and toddler story times and music classes are held weekly. Residents and visitors are welcome.On view Dec. 7 - Feb. 25, the Park City Library presents their Winter Art Exhibition, featuring the Summit County Traveling Art Exhibit and paintings by local artist Heather Stamenov. The Summit County Traveling Exhibit highlights works celebrating the County’s rich landscape and heritage. Stamenov is an observational painter, passionate about the tactility of paint, color relationships and mark making. SUMMIT COUNTY LIBRARYKimball Junction Branch, Park City1885 W. Ute Blvd. The Summit County Library’s mission is to foster lifelong learning opportunities and enrich lives through innovative resources and programming. Additional library locations include the Coalville Branch, Kamas Branch, however the Kamas Branch will be closed through December in preparation for their new location at the Kamas Services Building.Be sure to catch the Grinch at the Coalville and Kimball Junction branches on Dec. 21. After a screening of the classic Dr. Seuss film (26 min.), they will have a visit from the GRINCH himself! Join them for a fun-filled evening and meet the famous character who taught us all what the holidays are really about. Hopefully he'll be in a good mood! All ages welcome. More info here.         Forward this newsletter to a FriendCopyright © 2017 Park City Summit County Arts Council, All rights reserved.You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list  

RFQ: City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee (DEADLINE JAN. 16)

City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Downtown Public Art Project   Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 5:00 PM EST Project Budget (artwork): Up to $500,000   The City of Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee invites artists (and artist teams) to submit a statement of qualifications for iconic, site-specific, permanently installed public art to be located in the public space, currently named Cradle of Country Music Park, located at the corner of Summit Hill Drive and Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.  Up to five (5) finalists will be selected to participate in a site visit, develop a proposal, and return for interviews.  An honorarium of $5,000 will be provided to each (and up to five) finalists.  Coordination will be required with the selected landscape architect for site design in tandem with the artwork.  The maximum project budget for artwork for this project is $500,000.  Artists who have experience designing and completing projects with a similar budget and scope are encouraged to apply.   The full RFQ and project details are available at https://knoxvillepublicart.com/news/.    -- Rachel Perkins Haverkamp(865) 523-7543 Arts & Culture Alliance | Public Arts Committee www.knoxalliance.com | www.knoxvillepublicart.com

DOWNTOWN SLC ALLIANCE NEWS

No Images? Click here Ballet West's The Nutcracker Dec 2nd - Dec 30thThe Capitol Theatre The longest running American production of The Nutcracker is back! This year, Ballet West will be unveiling new costumes, sets and special effects. Enjoy the classic Tchaikovski's score and world class choreography throughout the month of December.  Tickets for this holiday tradition are still available, get yours at balletwest.org   Holiday Lights &Jingle Bus November 24th - December 30th The holiday season is here and some of downtown's favorite traditions are well underway. Hop on the Jingle bus to take a tour of the downtown lights and shuttle between The Gateway and City Creek Center for convenient shopping.  See the Jingle Bus route at downtownslc.org     Rio Grande Winter Market Saturday's, 10AM - 2PMRio Grande Depot (300 S. Rio Grande St.) Get some of your holiday shopping out of the way this Saturday at the Rio Grande Winter Market. In addition to all of the tasty produce and small batch products you've grown accustomed to, this Saturday's market will feature several local artists with handmade gifts for sale.  See a full list of what's fresh at slcfarmersmarket.org     Broadway Theatre Showtimes:   Staff Pick of the Week:   LAST FLAG FLYING:    11:55, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35The 7:10 show on TUE 12/5 will be free for those 21 and younger LOVING VINCENT:      12:05, 2:00, 7:00**No 7:00 show on MON 12/4 or TUE 12/5   NOVITIATE:     4:00, 9:00**No 9:00 show on TUE 12/5 LADY BIRD:      12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:00  JANE:     12:15, 2:05, 4:05, 7:05 THE SQUARE:     8:55 THE BREADWINNER:      12:20, 2:20, 7:10 INDIVISIBLE:     4:20, 9:05 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI:    12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 7:05, 9:20 The 12:00 and 7:05 shows on TUE 12/5 will be presented with Open Captioning SUM OF HISTORIES with visiting film artist Lukas Bossuyt - MON 12/4 at 7pm - Regular evening admission - Q&A after the screening National Theatre Live: FOLLIES- TUE 12/5 at 7pm - $20 General; $17 Red Carpet Club; $15 Students Tickets available at slfs.org   Entertainment Station Excellence In The Community Concert Series - FREE @ Gallivan Center:University of Utah Jazz Ensemble - Dec 7th, 7:30PM The Complex:Periphery/Animals as Leaders - Dec 1st, 6PMDashboard Confessional - Dec 4th, 7PM The Depot:Aaron Watson - Dec 2nd, 8PMDiskoteca Avariya - Dec 6th, 7PMHow the Grouch Stole Christmas - Dec 7th, 7PM Tickets available at smithstix.comUtah Jazz Home Games:Jazz vs. New Orleans - Dec 1st, 7PMJazz vs. Washington D.C. - Dec 4th, 7PMJazz vs. Houston - Dec 7th, 7PM Tickets available at nba.com/jazz    Downtown Alliance175 East 400 South #600Salt Lake City, Utah 84111Phone: (801) 359-5118http://downtownslc.org   Like    Tweet    Share    Forward  Preferences  |  Unsubscribe

Utopia Early Music Celebrates An English Country Christmas @ Cathedral Church of St. Mark (Episcopal) (Dec. 16 and 17)

UTOPIA EARLY MUSIC CELEBRATES AN ENGLISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Utopia Early Music presents English holiday music from Shakespeare to Dickens   SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utopia Early Music continues its 2017-2018 season with An English Country Christmas. Celebrate the holidays with music from the farms and country manors of England. Bronwen Beecher (fiddle), Al Cofrin (cittern), and Lisa Chaufty (flute and recorder) join Emily Nelson (soprano), Antona Yost (mezzo-soprano), Christopher LeCluyse (tenor) and Ricky Parkinson (bass) to mark the season with Tudor Christmas songs, festive dances, and favorite English carols performed as they might have been from the days of Henry VIII to the times of Charles Dickens. Admission: pay as able (suggested $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students). Performances will take place Saturday, December 16, 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 17, 5:00 PM at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark (Episcopal) 231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City. Admission is pay as able (suggested $15 general/$12 seniors/$10 students).   Our concert presents English vocal and instrumental music for the Christmas season from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The first “war on Christmas” was waged not by secular forces but by English puritans disturbed by the debauchery of the season and its Catholic origins. While the puritan government established after the English Civil War attempted to ban Christmas celebrations in 1649, most English people continued to celebrate the season as they always had. Many of the songs and dances on our program date exactly from this period, particularly those from John Playford’s The English Dancing Master, first published in 1651. Our performance also traces the backstory of favorite carols such as “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” the traditional tune of which resembles a Playford dance (titled appropriately “Chestnut”) but differs greatly from another tune for the text popular in Cornwall. Many of the editions we use are from the Victorian period, offering a nineteenth century rendition of carols that had circulated for centuries. The result is a blending of the familiar and the new, brought about by unearthing the old.   Utopia’s season continues with The Siren and the Nightingale: Music of Medieval France (February 3 &4), and Liaisons Charmantes: French and English Baroque (April 9 on the Westminster College Concert Series). More information is available atwww.utopiaearlymusic.org. Now in its ninth season and going strong, Utopia Early Music breathes life into the Salt Lake City music scene with its historically informed performances of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music. The group has been praised for its “clear aesthetic of intimacy, nuance and transparency” (15 Bytes). Ed Reichel of Reichel Recommends comments, “Utopia has found a way to make early music fun.”