The holiday season is upon us and there is plenty of holiday cheer; but, starting it off is a little holiday “jeer” as X96 and Toyota (those hooligans) present The Nightmare Before Christmas featuring Bastille, a popular and adorable English indie pop group. Honestly though, I would think featuring the Salt Lake Men’s Choir would fit the bill better. That’s just one homo’s opinion!
7Monday — Bastille
The Complex, 1249 E. 3300 South, 6:30pm. Tickets $35 Adv/$40 Day Of, smithstix.com
10Thursday — Kurt Bestor
Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, times vary, through Dec. 12. Tickets $20-43, arttix.org
11Friday — SLMC: What the Season Means to Me
First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 East, 7:30pm. Ticket prices $15, brownpapertickets.com
19Saturday — Here Comes Santa Claus!
Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 11am & 12:30pm. Tickets $6-21.50, arttix.org
I don’t know why Jack McFarland comes to mind every time I say nutcracker … and I say it a lot by the way. Anyhoo, Ballet West’s iconic ballet adaptation returns this season. This show always gets me in the holiday spirit, but it could be because of the codpieces. That’s just one homo’s opinion!
10Thursday — The Nutcracker
Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, times vary, through Dec. 27. Ticket prices $19-91, arttix.org
The Mattresses of Mayhem’s monthly event is always a big hoot-n-holler success but when it comes to the holiday season it becomes so flashy it’ll make your eyes bleed. What fun! I just hope this month’s beneficiary is Pansy Pap Smear’s wardrobe. That’s just one homo’s Christmas wish!
18Friday — Third Friday Bingo
First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 East, 7pm. Bingo cards $5.
After his stellar, Academy award-winning portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne steps it up again — this time in women’s clothing. Set in the 1920s, the film is a biographical drama about one of the first sexual reassignment surgeries and its slow-burning aftermath.
25Friday — The Danish Girl
Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway, times vary. Tickets $6.75-9.25, saltlakefilmsociety.org
The exciting world premiere of Pioneer Theatre’s Artistic Director Karen Azenberg’s and Kenneth Jones’s holiday musical revue is bound to tickle you. Rejoice in this awesome theatre’s past and it’s continuing crowd-pleasing future. You’ll be singing “let it snow, let snow, let it snow” all the way home. SLAC’s new holiday hit (no doubt in my mind, especially because it stars the amazing Alexis Baigue) asks the nail-biting question: Will Art Dog be acquitted for stealing the Mona Woofa? Gurl, give a dog a bone!
4Friday — It Happened One Christmas
Pioneer Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East, UofU, times vary, through Dec. 19. Tickets $40-62, pioneertheatre.org
— Art Dog
Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, times vary, through Dec.. 23. Tickets $15-25, saltlakeactingcompany.com
Village People: Jan. 6-10, 2016, egyptiantheatrecompany.org