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Salt Lake City January Events



You might think of January as a dead, dull month in Utah, but in reality there are a lot of exciting sports, arts, music, film and theater events this month, including the Sundance Film Festival, one of the most exciting Utah entertainment events of the year.

The list keeps evolving, so check back for more events as the month progresses.

Note: While we do our best to make sure all details are accurate, please contact the venue or visit their website before attending an event to make sure times, dates and prices are correct.

'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Leonardo

The Leonardo

"Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times" includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered by a shepherd in 1947, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. On display with the Scrolls are more than 600 objects from the Biblical to Byzantine Period in Israel, including many that have never been publicly exhibited.

209 E. 500 S.

Nov. 23, 2013- April 27, 2014

Tickets $9.95-$23.95

SLC Free Movies

John Eder

Movie lovers can find a huge variety of free film screenings in Salt Lake City, including major Hollywood productions, experimental films, classics, kids' movies, documentaries and more. This month's highlights include My Neighbor Totoro Jan. 4 at the City Library, and The Green Wave Jan. 14 at the The Leonardo.

SLC Free Movies

SLC Alternative Movie Theaters

Jazz Basketball

Jeff Gross, Getty Images

A Jazz game can be an exciting diversion on a winter's night. The Jazz have eight home games in January:

Games are televised regionally on ROOT SPORTS (excluding some nationally televised games). ROOT SPORTS channels vary by provider - Comcast: SD - 52, HD - 693 DirecTV: SD - 684, HD - 684.1 DISH: channel varies, usually between 440-450 and 470-480 RADIO: 1280 AM KZNS/97.5 FM.

  • Thursday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m. vs Milwaukee
  • Friday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. @ L.A. Lakers
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m. vs Oklahoma City
  • Friday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. vs Cleveland
  • Monday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. vs Denver
  • Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m. @ San Antonio (ESPN)
  • Friday, Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m. @ Detroit
  • Saturday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. @ Minnesota
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. vs Minnesota
  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. vs Washington
  • Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. vs Sacramento
  • Friday, Jan. 31, 8:30 p.m. vs Golden State (ESPN)

EnergySolutions Arena
301 W. South Temple

Tickets $8-$162, check website for promotions.

'The Foreigner' at Hale Centre Theatre

Hale Centre Theatre

Absolute hysterics as a stranger is secreted away to a remote lodge. He doesn't speak English...or does he? Brilliant writing and side-splitting good fun make this play, by Larry Shue, a comedic classic.

December 31, 2013 – February 1, 2014
Monday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinees at 12:30 and 4 p.m.

Adults $27
Children $16
No children under five permitted.

3333 S. Decker Lake Dr. (2200 W.)

University of Utah Men's Basketball

Courtesy University of Utah

Pac-12 play starts in January for the Runnin' Utes:

  • Jan. 2 vs. Oregon, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
  • Jan. 4 vs. Oregon State, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
  • Jan. 8 @ Washington, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
  • Jan. 12 @ Washington State, 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
  • Jan. 14 vs. USC, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
  • Jan 18 vs. UCLA,  2 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
  • Jan. 23 @ Arizona State, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
  • Jan. 26 @ Arizona, 6 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

All times MT.

All games on ESPN 700 radio.

Jon M. Huntsman Center
1825 East South Campus Drive at the University of Utah

Tickets $5-$25, see website or call for specials.

Wiseguys Comedy Club

Wiseguys Comedy Club

Wiseguys comedy clubs at Trolley Square, West Valley City and Ogden bring live comedy to Utah audiences including national touring acts, local favorites, open mic nights, clean comedy nights and more. Shows Tuesday through Saturday. This month's special events include Tim Meadows and Janeane Garafalo.

Wiseguys Trolley Square
505 S. 600 E.

Wiseguys West Valley
2194 W. 3500 S.

Wiseguys Ogden
269 Historic 25th Street in Ogden

Grizzlies Hockey

Image courtesy of the Utah Grizzlies
  • Vs. Las Vegas Wranglers, Jan. 7, 8
  • Vs. Stockton Thunder, Jan. 10, 11
  • Vs. Idaho Steelheads, Jan. 18, 20
  • Vs. Bakersfield Condors, Jan. 24, 25
  • Vs. Las Vegas Wranglers, Jan. 29

All games 7:05 p.m., except Jan. 20

Maverik Center
3200 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W.)

Tickets $10-$33 plus fees; see website for specials.

Maverik Center: Ice Racing and Monster Truck Tour

Maverik Center

Motor sports fans can attend two great events at the Maverik Center in January:

  • Ice Racing Series - Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3-4, 7 p.m., ($8-$28). No-holds barred racing with specially modified ice vehicles.
  • All-Star Monster Truck Tour - Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m. ($10-$45). This show, back for it's second year at the Maverik Center, features six all star monster trucks.

3200 S. Decker Lake Dr. (2200 W.)

Utah Symphony: Pixar in Concert, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4

Photo by Digital Vision

The Utah Symphony presents two classical concerts this month:

  • "Pixar in Concert," featuring a magical program of music and imagery from Pixar's thirteen feature films, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3-4, 7 p.m.
  • Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, guest Conductor Matthias Pintscher pairs this sunny work with Beethoven's most serene piano concerto. Also included on the program is Pintscher's own mythology-inspired Towards Osiris. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11, 8 p.m.

Abravanel Hall
123 West South Temple
801-355-ARTS (2787)

Tickets $27-$67

The State Room

The State Room

Here's the January lineup for The State Room, one of SLC's favorite small music venues.

  • Naive Melodies, Jan. 9, 8 p.m.
  • The Dusty 45s, Jan. 11, 9 p.m.
  • T Bird & The Breaks, Jan. 16, 8 p.m.
  • Andy Frasco & The UN, Jan. 18, 9 p.m.
  • Orgone, Jan. 23, 8 p.m.
  • Hell's Belles, Jan 24-25, 9 p.m.

638 S. State St.


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