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Art Scene Selections: Nov. 18-25

By The Monarch - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Nov 17, 2021
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The Calm Before the Storm is the next ladies' night at The Monarch on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.
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The heartwarming retro musical comedy "Five Carols for Christmas," presented by Ogden Musical Theatre, is back for a second year by popular demand at Peery's Egyptian Theater from Nov. 24-29.
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On display at OCA Center through Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, is "Granary Storage and Ariana" by Andrew Alba as part of "Vida, Muerte, Justicia," an exhibition of Latin American and Latinx artists.
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The November Ogden Bizarre Market will be at The Monarch on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

The Calm Before the Storm

They’re coming … your mother-in-law, your cousin with her latest MLM pitch, your brother and sisters with their “friendly” political debates. Before the holiday havoc arrives, relax with the girls and enjoy drinks (non-alcoholic too), skin care, amazing art, jewelry, soaps, candles, live music and more. Shop at the bustling market full of holiday gifts and self-care goods with vendors including JBud Ranch soaps, Knots by Gisel Macrame, BadBatch Sister home decor, Aeree Naturals skin care, She Knows clothing and art, You Are Uniquely Magic and others. Then, unwind with an entire lineup of solid entertainment: an intimate concert with the Dustbowl Collective, Ogden Comedy Club to get your endorphins going and your gut-laughs on, and Kairos poll fitness dancers. Don’t even think twice. It’s free, and you deserve it!

Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden.

‘Five Carols for Christmas’ Opening Night

Back by popular demand, Ogden Musical Theatre presents “Five Carols for Christmas” this holiday season at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The retro musical comedy, set in 1954, follows five best friends — all named Carol — as preparations for their annual holiday performance at the local high school on Christmas Eve get hilariously complicated by a power outage. “This is a story we can all relate to,” said Maurie Tarbox, this year’s director and artistic director. “These five Carols are just doing the best they can to make everything perfect and it never is.” Tarbox said it’s the talented cast, nostalgic music and choreography that will make this your family’s favorite Christmas tradition. “Five Carols for Christmas” runs from Nov. 24-29, with evening showings and Saturday and Sunday matinees.

Opens Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; $15-$20; ogdenpet.com/events.

‘Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century’

Ogden Contemporary Arts hosts this exhibit of 24 Latin American and Latinx contemporary artists whose work responds to relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. The exhibited artists offer local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. “Vida, Muerte, Justicia” is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González. Be sure to catch the exhibit this week before it closes next Saturday.

Now through Saturday, Nov. 27, during business hours; OCA Center, 455 25th St.; free; ogdencontemporaryarts.org.

Indie Ogden Presents The Ogden Bizarre

“Things Getting and Giving Day” is the theme for the November Ogden Bizarre. Just in time for the holidays, this special Bizarre market includes a food drive and raffle, in addition to local vendors, food, art and music. “When you think of shopping for the holidays, take a moment and find the small businesses in Ogden to shop from instead of the big box stores or Amazon,” stated Ogden Bizarre Market on their social media page. “When you shop ‘small’ you help build up our community and you give joy to these faces that work so hard to provide you all with their gifts and their talents.” The opportunity to shop local at this month’s Bizarre will help support over 60 local artists and makers. Follow the Ogden Bizarre on Instagram @ogdenbizarre or Facebook @indieogden for a full list of vendors and more information.

Sunday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/indieogden.

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