Clips for Aug. 23-26 |

Clips for Aug. 23-26

Children from across Utah are invited to pre-register on Wednesday, Sept. 3, and Thursday, Sept. 4for auditions for Ballet West’s 2007 production of The Nutcracker. Children eight and older must pre-register in order to audition on Sept. 6 for the children’s roles in The Nutcracker. Pre-registration is Wednesday and Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Bryant Intermediate School, 40 South, 800 East in Salt Lake City. Dancers must be 8 years old and be between 4-feet and 5′ 8" tall. Only pre-registered dancers will be admitted to auditions, which will be held on Saturday, September 6 at the University of Utah. For more information on pre-registration, call (801) 323-6947. The pre-registration fee for The Nutcracker auditions is $10.

Dog whisperer in town

Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24, Dog trainers Doug and Elizabeth Simpson are holding a workshop for owners and their pets at Rotary Park. The Tenderfoot Clinic starts at 10 a.m. and a lunch question and answer session begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person and $90 for a couple. For reservations call Michael Schwab at 640-3568.

Utah Brazilian festival

Experience the music, art, food and fun of Brazil at the Utah Brazilian Festival Aug. 30 from 1-5 p.m. at the Gateway Shopping Center, 100 South and 400 West, in downtown Salt Lake City. The event includes live music on three separate stages, Brazilian food booths, capoeira demonstrations and face painting. For more information go to .

Park City Area Showcase of Homes

Community The 2008 Park City Area Showcase of Homes runs weekend from Aug. 23- Sept. 7. Twenty-two Showcase homes are nestled in the Park City and Heber Valley areas; each as unique and stunning as the scenic vistas which surround them. Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discounted rate of $12 dollars at or during the event at the door of any Showcase home for $15. Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. in Park City, Promontory, Tuhaye, Heber and surrounding areas.

It’s not too late to get your groove back

Enjoy Jazz with Altitude. Come celebrate jazz in the mountains with the 11th annual Park City Jazz Festival. This year’s headliners include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Rippingtons, and Blues Traveler, plus 11 other local and national acts. Tickets start at just $45, children 12 and under free. Friday, Aug. 22, 3:30 p.m.–Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. at the Deer Valley Resorts Outdoor Amphitheatre.

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