• The Utah Symphony Guild has a fund-raiser scheduled for Valentine’s at the Downtown Hilton Hotel. Robert Shrader has been working for months on this event, called “Heart Strings.” He and Kathie Horman procured 22 old violins and gave them to local artists to paint or decorate so they could be auctioned off. Chicago did this several years ago and made $85,000 for their orchestra. Other cities have made between $20,000 and $40,000. The violins will be displayed at all the concerts in January and up to Feb. 12. Each week patrons can put in bids on the violin of their choice. The violins were also on display at Lamplight Gallery in mid-January. “Heart Strings” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. There will be a sit-down dinner, entertainment by USU dancers, and dancing to the New Deal Swing. All this for $75 per person. The lucky high bidders will take their violins and their little stands home that evening. For more information call Don Hales at 801-943-6222, or Heather Benson at 801-554-3071.
• Second Annual Semi-Formal Benefit Ball/Concert and Dance Party, at the Morgan Courthouse auditorium, 48 W. Young Street (enter from back), 8-11:30 p.m. The semi-formal event is for adults 18 and up, married and single. Cost is $10 which includes dessert, concert, dance instruction, DJ and door prizes. Money raised will be used to help send packages to our U.S. soldiers through a non-profit organization. For more info contact 801-928-9760.
• Hosted by the current Miss Farmington, Arielle Simpson, the second annual “Farmington’s Got Talent” Competition is not only a showcase of myriad talents and talented individuals throughout Davis County, but also an opportunity for Arielle to highlight her platform of Breast Cancer Awareness and to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Prizes will be awarded and future performance opportunities presented to those who place in the top three. Call 801-451-0953 for more information.
• The Westminster’s Chamber Singers will perform a Valentine’s Day Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall at the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The singers will perform love songs from favorite composers throughout time. The concert is open to the public. Admission is limited to those at least six years of age. For tickets call 801-832-2457 or visit www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents.
• Tops in Blue, the premier entertainment showcase of the U.S. Air Force, will perform at 7 p.m. at Weber State University’s Browning Center. The event is free and open to the public and seating is filled on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tops in Blue is an active duty Air Force special unit composed of talented amateur performers. The group’s mission is to perform for military personnel and their families throughout the world.
• Temple Square Concert Series: Church Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall. Featuring works of distinction from the annual Church Music Submission.
• Temple Square Concert Series: Mitchell Sturges, lyric tenor, Assembly Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Mozart, Handel, Liszt and Bernstein in a program titled “Songs and Poems of Love.”
• The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable presents their annual Interfaith Music Tribute. Performances include song, dance, scripture, and prayers by LDS, Greek Orthodox, Quaker, Jewish, Thai Buddhist, New Pilgrim Baptist, Hindu, Islam, and Sikh groups and by the One Voice Children’s Choir. Open to all ages. The event will be held at the Salt Lake Tabernacle, 6 p.m. Tickets are are required for this event. Tickets can be obtained over the Internet or by calling 570-0080 (locally) or toll-free 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS). There is a limit of eight (8) tickets per person. This interfaith service originated on the Sunday evening before the 2002 Olympics as a time of prayerful reflection in preparation for welcoming the world to Salt Lake City and returns every February on the anniversary of the Games. The Interfaith Music Tribute is the signature event of Interfaith Month in Utah, February, which is celebrated annually with the music tribute to keep alive the legacy and spirit of global harmony and understanding inspired by the Olympics. The complete, updated schedule of Interfaith Month events can be seen at www.interfaithroundtable.org. Interfaith Month is sponsored by the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable.
• Winterfest 2011 is bringing nationally and internationally acclaimed BYU performing groups to Salt Lake City. Audiences will witness unique, stirring performances by Vocal Point, Living Legends (formerly Lamanite Generation), and the International Folk Dance Ensemble. These high-energy, family-friendly shows from talented performers enchant audiences throughout the world.
• Feb. 12 Living Legends.
• Feb. 18-19 International Folk Dance Ensemble
Performances are at the LDS Conference Center Theater, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be obtained by calling 801-570-0080 or at www.lds.org/events
Feb. 14-March 12
• The first official production of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre (formerly Rodgers Memorial Theatre), and the first show in the new Davis Performing Arts Center, will be “Hairspray.” Tickets are already available for this music-filled show, which is about a girl’s desire to overcome weight prejudice to get on a TV dance show. The box office number remains the same. Call 801-298-1302 or visit www.centerpointtheatre. org for more information.
Feb. 19, 26
• Murphy’s Guitars and the Joy Foundation offers you an opportunity to work with internationally renowned singer/ songwriter Cori Connors to learn the basics of good lyric writing. Classes will be taught in three sessions on Feb. 19 and 26 followed by a Songwriter's Showcase at Murphy’s Guitar shop. Cost for the workshop is $50 and can be paid by phone or in person at Murphy's Guitars, 133 N. Main in Bountiful 801-298-4777. Participants should pre-register so materials can be copied ahead of time. Register early since space limitations will only allow for 30 participants. Classes will be at the BDAC.