Utah Museum of Fine Arts Holiday Trunk Sale
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 4–8 p.m., free admission
Support local artists and find one-of-a-kind gifts at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ Holiday Trunk Sale. The event features food, live music, gift-wrapping, and free admission to the museum’s galleries for all (the museum offers free admission the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month). More than 15 consignment artists will be on hand to share their locally-made and globally-inspired artwork, including jewelry, pottery, and wearable art. Meet the artists, learn about their creative process, and discover the inspiration behind each piece. The Holiday Trunk Sale is supported in part by Cuisine Unlimited, Rico Mexican Market, and Le Croissant. Additional information is at UMFA or call 801-585-6961.
Kingsbury Hall offers discount tickets
Tickets make great holiday gifts! From Friday, Dec. 3 through Tuesday, Dec. 14, U staff and faculty will receive a special holiday discount of 25 percent off tickets for the following winter and spring performances:
- Momix: “Botanica” – Jan. 22
- An Evening with Stephen Sondheim – Feb. 1
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Feb. 7
- “The Boxcar Children” performed by U of U Youth Theatre – Mar. 24-26
- Utah Ballet: An Evening of Ballet featuring “Firebird” – April 8-9
- Lily Tomlin – April 16
- U Lyric Opera: “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” – April 29-30
- Ira Glass – June 25
To take advantage of the discount, go to Kingtix.com, click on the performance of your choice from the list above, then click on the Buy Tickets link. Enter the coupon code KHGIFTS when you check out. More information about these performances, including video clips, can be found online. For more information, call 801-581-7100. Limited quantities available—offer good while supplies last.
Red Butte Garden: Gift Shop and Holiday Art Fair
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free garden admission both days
Don’t miss Red Butte Garden’s Holiday Open House and Art Fair. Purchase fine jewelry, paintings, pottery, and fantastic art creations directly from local artisans. In addition, receive a 10 percent discount on purchases from the Garden gift shop—now three times larger than last year. It is the place to find holiday gifts for the garden enthusiast: books for novice as well as expert gardeners; garden-themed fine jewelry, soaps and lotions, and decorative items; and nature-inspired toys and books for kids. The wreath-making workshops traditionally held on these two days are sold out, but an additional workshop has been added on Monday, Dec. 6, 5 to 8 p.m. Participants will learn new skills and take home a 16 to 18-inch wreath frame decorated with fresh greens and trinkets. Register at 801-581-8454 or check online for more information.
Campus Store: Annual Faculty & Staff Night
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
University Campus Store
It’s here! The Campus Store’s annual Faculty Staff Night Sale—the largest of the year! This is the best opportunity to maximize savings on U of U insignia items and many other great gifts for the holidays (excluding electronics, textbooks, computer items and special services).
Bring your Faculty/Staff ID Card (UCard), a copy of this email, or a pay stub to show at the registers to receive your discount. Family and friends are welcome to accompany you, so bring everyone! Tickets for prizes will be given upon entry.
NOTE: The discounts for this event are available only at the campus location.
- 30 % discount on your entire purchase at the Campus Store, including insignia wear, books, toys, and office supplies
- Enter to win a 4-day, 3-night trip for two to Disneyland (must be present to win, drawing is at 7:45 p.m., and you must be available to travel within a timeframe specified by the Campus Store)
- Free food and drinks from 5 – 7 p.m.
- Bring the kids and grandkids to meet Santa. He’ll be there from 5 to 7 p.m. Don’t forget your camera!
- Free parking at pay lots with Campus Store validation
- Additional prize giveaways between 3:30 and 7 p.m.(must be present to win)
- Special author signings (click on link for more details)
- Free gift wrapping from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Everyday academic pricing on Apple computers, iPods, and software
Details are online.
Music from University of Utah Singers
The internationally acclaimed University of Utah Singers offers several holiday music CDs for sale. Alleluia: Sacred Choral Music ($15), recorded in Libby Gardner Concert Hall, the Himmelfahrtskirche in Munich Germany, and Knight’s Hall of Brezice Castle in Brezice, Slovenia, includes sacred works to inspire and uplift. Earlier CDs also available include Carol of Joy, Christmastide, and Christmas Morn, each for $15. Their latest CD, Endless Song, is the choir’s eleventh release and includes much of the repertoire from their 2009 European tour. It features musical theater, folk songs, spirituals, and Renaissance motets. Ordering information is online or call 801-587-9377.
College of Pharmacy sweatshirts, hoodies, and vests
- Crew neck sweatshirt (in black and gray, s-xl): $30
- Zip-up hoodie (in black and gray, s-xl): $40
- Regular hoodie (in black and gray, s-xl): $34
- Women’s or men’s vest (in black and gray, s-xl): $40
To place your order, contact Marion Lennberg or call 801-581-7503.
University Guest House offers special rates
The University Guest House offers a special holiday rate to U of U employees and their families of $78 per room (single or double occupancy) during the holiday season, now through Jan. 3. (In December 2011 the Guest House will have an additional 51 new sleeping rooms and a new 300-seat ballroom. The Guest House is open and fully operational during construction.) Amenities include free breakfast, free parking, and free Internet. Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, and cable TV. Your holiday guests will love the Fort Douglas area, or better yet, come stay at the Guest House yourself. Take TRAX downtown to see the holiday lights and do some shopping. More information is at University Guest House or call 801-587-1000. Be sure to mention the special employee rate. This offer does not apply to official campus business.
Consider a gift certificate from Campus Rec
Gift certificates from Campus Recreation Services are available for any amount at the Field House and HPER Complex. They never expire and can be redeemed for memberships, personal training, fitness classes, or outdoor equipment rental. Call 801-581-3760 for more information.
Give the gift of learning
Change someone’s life this holiday season with a gift certificate from Continuing Education. The U of U opens the door to over 3,000 classes with options for everyone. From professional certification to summer youth camps, from grad school exam prep to hundreds of hands-on classes for all ages—in recreation, art, business, language, home & garden, healthy living, and much more — you’re sure to find the perfect fit for anyone on your list. For a complete list of classes or more information, visit Continuing Education or call 801-581-6461.