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Utah January Happenings—Staying In or Getting Out

Whether you want to stay in or get out and get moving there are plenty of things to do in Utah in January.


Craftsmen work on the massive backdrop needed for Utah Opera’s production of Moby-Dick. Photo by Steven Vargo.

Things to do in January:

January 5–February 25: Lucy Peterson Watkins Fiber Art Exhibit at Red Butte Garden
Visit the garden and stroll through the art exhibit. Red Butte Garden features half-price admission during January and February.

January 10—Learn to Cook Israeli Food
A hands-on evening learning how to make an Israeli/Eastern European dish. Enjoy the three-course finished meal with new friends;and bring your own beverage to enjoy with the meal. The class is held at the Jewish Community Center on 2 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City. Class starts at 6:30 and is $30 for a single/$50 for a couple with JCC membership, and general prices are $45 single/$75 for a couple. Visit their website to register.

January 19–January 21: Flaming Gorge Burbot Bash
Enter an ice fishing tournament and help maintain trophy fishing at Flaming Gorge. Over $25,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs at this family-friendly winter event. For more information and to register, visit the website.

January 20—David Heller Tabernacle Organ
David Heller will perform Bach and 20th Century composers in a concert starting at 7:30pm at the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Admission is free, but limited to those 8 and older. For more information, call 801-240-3323 or go to the webiste and click on Temple Square Performances.

January 27—Arches Ultra
Arches Ultra is Moab’s newest trail race. It travels along the border of Arches National Park using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike Trail Systems. Trails are smooth and easy at points, with technical slick rock at others. Go here for more information.

January 27—Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival
This snowshoe race is held in Midway, Utah at 1281 Warm Springs Road, and features a 50K, Marathon, 25K, 15K, 10K, and 5K. Snowshoes are available on race day at the Wasatch Mountain State Park’s visitor center located at the starting point, BYU Outdoor Rental, and REI. Click here for more information, directions, and registration.

Utah Theater:

Hale Centre Theater, Sandy
November 17–January 20
9900 South Monroe Street, Sandy

Hale Center Theater, Orem
Dear Ruth
January 3–February 3
225 West 400 North, Orem

Off Broadway Theatre
Eric Jensen’s Charlie’s Aunt
January 19–February 24
272 S Main Street, Salt Lake City

Desert Star Playhouse
Pirates of the Scaribbean
January 4–March 17
4861 South State Street, Murray

Eccles Theater
The Sound of Music
February 27–March 4
131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Kingsbury Hall
Mike Birbiglia: The New One
January 20
1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
To Kill A Mockingbird
January 5–February 3
525 North 400 West, Centerville

Ballet West
February 9–25
Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City

Utah Children’s Theatre
Busytown the Musical
January 19–February 17
3605 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Ziegfeld Theater
February 23–March 17
Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden

Utah Symphony
Fischer Conducts Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky
January 12–13
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
February 2–3
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City.

Date Night

Gallivan Center – Excellence in the Community
Aspen Winds
January 18
Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Acting Company
February 7–March 11
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City

Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre
David Bromberg Quintet
January 11–13
328 Main Street, Park City

Utah Opera
Moby Dick
January 20–28
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Pioneer Theatre
Bright Star
January 12–27
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City

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