Well, two concerts on a wide spectrum of what some might call good versus evil will be offered up on Friday the 13th: the Utah Symphony pays tribute to the iconic gay idol, Babs; and an androgynous Ariel Pink mingles in psychedelic pop, chillwave and lo-fi musical styles. So go ahead, pick your poison; either way it’s sure to bring good luck. Also this month, the Utah Symphony does Mahler and Southern sweetheart, Lucinda Williams takes the Capitol Theatre stage.
6Friday — Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 8pm, through Saturday. Tickets $10-69, arttix.org
13Friday — The Streisand Songbook
Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 8pm, through Saturday. Tickets $10-85, arttix.org
13Friday — Ariel Pink
The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 8pm. Tickets $15 24tix.com
16Monday — Lucinda Williams
Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, 7:30pm. Tickets $28-55, arttix.org
MOMIX returns to Utah with yet another mind-bending performance. This troupe of classically trained dancer-illusionists bring an edgy, trippy dose of unpredictability, and will mesmerize.
7Saturday — MOMIX Dreamcatcher
Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $20-69, ecclescenter.org
PEARL’s monthly Saturday event is Casino Night with Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack at the tables, prize winnings and snacks. Proceeds go to Restore Our Humanity. Then RDT’s annual fundraising dance contest will be hosted by the other iconic gay idol, Sister Dottie S. Dixon. This exciting competition continually pleases crowds, don’t miss it.
7Saturday — Casino Night
Club 90, 9065 S. Monroe St., Sandy, 6pm. Facebook.com/groups/PearlSaltLake
14Saturday — Charette 2015
Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm. Tickets $40-85, arttix.org
Pulitzer Prize-winning Tony Kushner comes to Kingsbury Hall for a night of unscripted discussion with Doug Fabrizio, covering topics such as his previous works, the state of performance arts in our culture, and his passion for LGBT rights. Also, the late gay artist Langston Hughes is remembered on the 12th. Starring Malcolm Jamal-Warner, this powerful music and spoken word performance evokes a pivotal moment in our cultural history.
5Thursday — An Evening with Tony Kushner
Kingbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, 7pm. Free, seat reservation necessary, kingtix.com
12Thursday — Ask Your Mama–12 Moods of Jazz: Langston Hughes Project
Kingbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, 7:30pm. Tickets $19.50-49.50, kingtix.com
You gotta love P. Three P’s have wet their feet so many times that their productions are phenoms. So go get your feet wet this month by Plan-B, Pioneer and Pygmalion as they bring riveting dramas to the stage.
12Thursday — Mama
Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through Feb. 22. Tickets $20, arttix.org
13Friday — The Crucible
Pioneer Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East, UofU, times vary, through Feb. 28. Tickets $25-44, pioneertheatre.org
26Thursday — Hellman v. McCarthy
Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through Mar. 14. Tickets $20, arttix.org