The Fabulous Fun Bus to Wendover was sold out and a few just showed up Saturday hoping to get a seat. Because a couple of girls were stuck on lesbian time, these stragglers were able to board. Now I’ve endured several of these bus trips in the past, but I must say this was the most rowdy fabulous trip yet. I believe I’m speaking for Michael when I say ‘thank you to all of you who joined us, who believe in QSaltLake. We can’t do it without you and we are extremely humbled by your support.’
21FRIDAY — In the immortal words of Lady GaGa, “I wanna take a ride on your disco stick,” we are all wanting to take a Joyride. Repertory Dance Theatre is ready to takes us on one. Enjoy a lighter side of RDT with an evening of fresh and innovative dance. An eclectic and entertaining mix of old and new favorites.
7pm, through Saturday, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $18, 355-ARTS or arttix.org.
Q Egyptian Theatre Company presents an adaptation of the Tony award-winning musical The Music Man. Charming con man Harold Hill poses as a boys’ band leader and sells instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. But in River City, Iowa, Marian the librarian sees through him. When Hill helps her younger brother, Marian begins to fall in love with Harold and, in turn, he falls for her.
7pm, through Dec. 28, Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City. Tickets $16–30, 435-649-9371 or parkcityshows.com.
22SATURDAY — Because our non-profit organization QCares is committed to ousting meth in the community, I thought it’d be diligent to encourage everyone to see a screening of Aftermath of Meth. In 2001, a Mexican drug ring based in Ogden targeted a Wyoming Indian reservation with more than 100 pounds of Meth. Within five years, assaults tripled, thefts doubled and child abuse increased 85 percent. The documentary exposes the ripple effects of Meth abuse, including sick and neglected children, environmental damage, thinly stretched police departments and overburdened health care facilities.
3pm, The Leonardo at Library Square, 210 E. 500 South. Free, 746-7000 or slcfilmcenter.org.
Q OK, so Michael and Gene are tired of all the moaning and whining that Big Momma is never mentioned in Q. Well, here it goes, it’s finally arrived: the Big Momma Birthday Bash. It’s your birthday and you can swill beer if you want to … I would cry too if I was as way old as you. Tehehe … Big Momma, you know you’re the only one for me. Happy Birthday you cantankerous cutie! Mwah!
Time: Big Momma is usually there pounding on the door at 1:57pm, Club Try-Angles, a private club for members, 251 W. 900 South. Free to members, 364-3203 or clubtry-angles.com.
Q A few years back I saw the Grammy-winning band Coldplay in concert at Saltair. It was a pretty decent concert; entertaining, well-played and actually live, not in Memorex. Plus lead singer Chris Martin is sweet surrender on the piano. Viva La Vida (Live the Life) with this talented band from England, I really think it’ll give you “A Rush of Blood to the Head.”
7:30pm, Energy Solutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple. Tickets $49.50–97.50, 325-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
24MONDAY — “Before you stuff your face, come run the race” during the Utah AIDS Foundation’s 5k Turkey Trot. The fund raiser benefits the foundation and the AIDS Fight at Campus Connection. Just remember if it’s raining, don’t try to drink it, you may very well drown.
Registration 3pm, race begins at 3:45pm, Utah Valley University campus, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Entry fee $10, 487-2323 or utahaids.org.
25TUESDAY — Utah Pride Center and the SLC Film Center present Trained in the ways of men, a provocative film about the complexities of gender identity. Based on actual events, four men discover that 17-year-old Gwen Araujo, the girl with whom they had been intimate, was biologically male. They beat and strangled her to death. They claimed they were provoked by what they saw as Gwen’s deceit.
6:30pm, City Library, 210 E. 400 South. Free, 746-7000 or slcfilmcenter.org.
28FRIDAY — Directed and choreographed by Derryl Yeager, Odyssey Dance Theatre’s full-length production of It’s a Wonderful Life has become a holiday tradition. Driven by circumstance to the point of no return, George Bailey gets the chance to see the world as it would have been without him, and he realizes his ordinary life is really extraordinary. This unique and creative adaptation is fun for the whole family.
7:30pm, through Dec. 6, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, UofU. Tickets $20–$40, 581-7100 or kingtix.com.