THURSDAY

JOHN MCEUEN & THE STRING WIZARDS

John is one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. $30, ticketfly.com, 801-596-3560. Age 21-up.

WASTED DAZE

A pop-punk/skate-punk band, 9 p.m. Jan. 31, The Royal, 4760 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City. $6, smithstix.com, 801-467-8499. Age 21-up.

FRIDAY

WASATCH YETI BASH

Grow out your beard/moustache for the best yeti beard contest around, with a winter arts market, activities, more, 4-8 p.m. Feb. 1, Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $10/adv., $15/day of, www.visitogden.com, 800-255-8824.

BAS

A Sudanese-American rapper from Queens, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $20, showclix.com, 801-528-9197.

SAFIYA NOBLE

Talk by the author of a best-selling book on the algorithms that make internet search engines racist and sexist, 5 p.m. Feb. 1, Third Floor Sky Suite at Stewart Stadium, Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. FREE.

MARTY STUART

American country music singer-songwriter who merges traditional and honky tonk styles, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. $50, ticketfly.com, 801-596-3560, age 21-up.

ROYAL BLISS

A group with a wide variety of influences, including Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg, Led Zeppelin, the Foo Fighters and everything in between, 9 p.m. Feb. 1, Peppermill Concert Hall, 680 Wendover Blvd., West Wendover, Nev. $10-$30, wendoverfun.com, 800-217-0049.

TALIB KWELI

One of the world’s most talented hip-hop artists working with the likes of Mos Def and Hi-Tek, 9 p.m. Feb. 1, O.P. Rockwell, 268 Main St., Park City. $30-$50, ticketfly.com, 435-565-4486. Age 21-up.

MOUNTAIN COUNTRY

Spirited acoustic band that plays Americana, country, folk, and bluegrass, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive, Cottonwood Heights. $7/members, $12/nonmembers, at door.

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Part of the Utah Symphony Masterworks Series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. $15-$85, arttix.com, 801-355-2787.

THE LIVE CREATURES AND ETHEREAL THINGS

A showcase of children’s talents inspired by The Red Fred Project, which guides children through the creative process, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. $15-$35, arttix.com, 801-355-2787.

DECCADANCE

Community variety show competition: Friday is “Drag Plus”, Saturday is “Kinky Beasts”, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, Rose Wagner Black Box, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. $10, arttix.com, 801-355-2787.

POLYPHONIC SHRINES

Mother Lights playing Ogden venues with Water Babies and featuring a local poet, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Pearl Milk Tea Club, 110 Historic 25th St.; noon Feb. 1, Coffee Compound, 2417 Grant Ave.; 6 p.m. Feb. 2, Lavender Vinyl, 123 Historic 25th St.; 8 p.m. Feb. 3, Booked on 25th, 147 Historic 25th St. FREE.

ALEX VELLUTO

A stand-up comedian from Salt Lake City who has performed all over the country, 8 p.m. Feb. 1-2, Wiseguys Comedy Cafe Ogden, 269 Historic 25th St., Ogden. $12, wiseguyscomedy.com, 801-622-5588.

”AIDA”

A story of forbidden love versus responsibility, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-16, On Pitch Performing Arts Center, 587 N. Main St., Layton. $12-$15, oppac.yapsody.com, 385-209-1557.

SATURDAY

JESSICA LANG DANCE

A night of stunning performances combining classic techniques with contemporary themes, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Val A. Browning Center: Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. $5-$30, 801-399-9214.

MARK FARINA

DJ who fuses jazz, house, nu-disco, and urban beats, 8 p.m. Feb. 2, O.P. Rockwell, 268 Main St., Park City. $20-$40, ticketfly.com, 415-250-7988. Age 21-up.

PLANE TALK

Col. Jon A. Eberlan, Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Hill Aerospace Museum, 7961 Wardleigh Road, HAFB. FREE.

WINTER PALOOZA

Spend your cold winter day doing something the kids will love, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 2, Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. $12 all inclusive, www.winterpaloozautah.com.

BALD EAGLE VIEWING

Look for bald eagles at Farmington Bay, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 2, Farmington Bay, 1700 W. Glovers Lane, Farmington. $5, hoglezoo.org, 801-584-4562.

BYU WINTERFEST

Featuring the a cappella group Vocal Point, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 2, LDS Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. $12, lds.org/events, 801-570-0080.

FOR THE LOVE OF BEER

Utah crafters join the brewery for the third annual festival, 4-8 p.m. Feb. 2, Roosters B Street Brewery, 2325 B Ave., Ogden. $15, www.eventbrite.com, 801-689-2879.

THE AMITY AFFLICTION

Metalcore band playing with Senses Fail, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $25, showclix.com, 801-528-9197.

WILD UP

An experimental classical ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Libby Gardner Concert Hall at University of Utah, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. $25-up, utahpresents.org, 801-581-7100.

FIRED UP COLOR

Create your very own painted Lichtenberg wood piece using electricity, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 2, The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave., Ogden. $35, 801-399-2787.

SCALE MODEL CARS

Come see model cars, meet the modelers, and win prizes, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 2, Weber County Library Pleasant Valley Branch, 5568 Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. FREE.

BULLS AND BRONCS

Features top cowboys from around the world testing their grit, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. $15-$45, smithstix.com, 801-988-8800. $10 parking.

THE DISTRICTS

Indie rock quartet from Pennsylvania, 8 p.m. Feb. 2, Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. $14/adv., $16/day of, ticketfly.com, 801-746-0557. Age 21-up.

TERRAPIN FLYER

Greatful Dead-inspired music, 8 p.m. Feb. 2, The Depot, 13 N. 400 West, Salt Lake City. $20/adv., $25/day of, smithstix.com, 801-456-2800. Age 21-up.

MIDNIGHT BABIES AND SALDURO

Midnight Babies play punk rock while Salduro is more indie rock, 9 p.m. Feb. 2, The Sandtrap, 2851 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $9, 801-394-4446.

BRETT DENNEN

Folk/pop singer and songwriter from California, 9 p.m. Feb. 2, The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. SOLD OUT.

SASSMOUTH

Five improvisers in a series of short-form games, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 2, The Comedy Loft, 3934 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $5 at door.

MONDAY

”CAVITY NESTERS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE”

A discussion with Nikki Wayment about owls that use tree cavities as homes in winter, 6 p.m. Feb. 4, Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. $6/adults, $3/children, 801-621-7595.

EVENING IN BRAZIL

Come listen to the classic bossa nova hits in both English and Portuguese, 7 p.m. Feb. 4, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. FREE.

ADAM SANDLER

Don’t miss his comedy and songs, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. $100-$325, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

GUSTER

American alternative rock band, 7 p.m. Feb. 4, The Depot, 13 N. 400 West, Salt Lake City. $30, smithstix.com, 801-456-2800.

VIOLIN-PIANO DUO

WSU professors have performed duo recitals across three continents, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Browning Center’s Austad Auditorium, Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd. ,Ogden. $7/adults, $4.50/students, $6/seniors and military, weberstatetickets.com, 801-626-8500.

TUESDAY

”BLACK MIGRATIONS: TRANSFORMING HISTORY FROM THE INSIDE OUT”

Ron Stallworth, a law enforcement officer who infiltrated the KKK, talks about transforming the way people see black community members, 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Feb. 5, Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. FREE.

ANNA AKANA

Meet a young lady who is an internet superstar, 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. utahpresents.org, 801-581-7100. Tickets required, FREE.

WEDNESDAY

BYU WINTERFEST

Featuring the a cappella group Vocal Point in a return performance, 7 p.m. Feb. 6, LDS Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. $12, lds.org/events, 801-570-0080.

JIM BREUER

An American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and radio host, 7 p.m. Feb. 6, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $27.50, smithstix.com, 801-528-9197.

HERTLER AND THE RAINBOW SEEKERS

American rock band led by Joe Hertler, 8 p.m. Feb. 6, The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. $12, ticketfly.com, 801-596-3560. Age 21-up.

DINING FOR DOLLARS

All sales will benefit a scholarship fund for first-generation or low-income students., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 6, Sonora Grill, 2310 Kiesel Ave., Ogden. 9-11 a.m. brunch, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended, 801-393-1999.

“THE CAKE”

Delta the baker is faced with a decision between faith and family when asked to make a wedding cake for two women, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-Mar. 10, Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City. $26-up, saltlakeactingcompany.org, 801-363-7522.

CONTINUING

”I DO! I DO!”

Musical that takes the audience through the 50-year marriage of a couple, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31-Feb. 9, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace. $12-$17, www.terraceplayhouse.com, 801-393-0070.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

J.I.D is an American rapper/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, 7 p.m. Feb. 5, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $24.50, showclix.com, 801-528-9197.

”SPAMALOT”

A musical adaptation of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 7:30 p.m. Jan, 18-Feb. 2, The Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna. $12, empresstheatre.com, 801-347-7373.

“A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”

The story of Stella and Stanley trying to navigate the problems of marriage, compounded with the arrival of Stella’s sister, 7 p.m. Jan. 11-Feb. 2, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 South, Centerville. $15, centerpointthatre.tix.com, 801-298-1302.

”SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE NEXT GENERATION”

The movie starring Jack Black is now a play performed by a cast of talented kids, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-Feb. 2, Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden. $15/adults, $12/children, www.theziegfeld theater.com, 855-944-2787.

”LEND ME A TENOR”

The cast and crew of an opera company must scramble to make a show after their guest singer is accidentally tranquilized, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-Feb. 16, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 South, Centerville. $19.75-$28.75, centerpointthatre.tix.com, 801-298-1302.

”ROBYN HOOD”

The traditional story of the outlaw who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-Feb. 23, The Off-Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. $10-$16, 801-355-4628.

”CONSTELLATIONS”

A look at how the little choices we make can have a huge impact on our lives, 8 p.m. Jan. 18-Feb. 3, Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave., Ogden. $20, 801-917-4969.

”ANNE OF GREEN GABLES”

The story of the beloved orphan who comes to live at Green Gables, 7 p.m. Jan. 18-Feb. 8, Heritage Theater, 2505 S. U.S. 89, Perry. $12/adults, $10/children, www.heritagetheatreutah.com, 435-723-8392.

”CHARLOTTE’S WEB”

The story of Wilbur, Charlotte and the barnyard friends, various times Jan. 19-Feb. 23, Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., Salt Lake City. $16, 801-532-6000.

”WICKED”

What happened in Oz before Dorothy arrived, various times Jan. 30-Mar. 3, Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. $129-$209, arttix.com, 801-355-2787.

Contact Mark Saal at 801-625-4272, or msaal@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Saalman. Friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/MarkSaal.

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