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BOSNIAK MOSQUE OPEN HOUSE, FEMALE AMBASSADOR TO SPEAK, DANCE YOUR WAY THROUGH HISTORY, MAD-COOL SCIENCE

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BOSNIAK MOSQUE OPEN HOUSE
Before Donald Trump goes any further with his anti-Muslim polemic, you have an opportunity to get to know local Muslims personally, find out about their faith and welcome them into this community at the Bosniak Mosque Open House. The Islamic Society of Bosniaks in Utah opens their doors to tours, music, authentic Bosnian food and more in celebration of the completion of extensive remodeling of Maryam Mosque. "This open house is for all people who are interested in finding more about other religions and ethnic groups," Imam Amir Salihovic says. "Our dear prophet teaches us to love and respect people around us regardless who they are." Maryam Mosque, 425 N. 700 West, 801-706-3348, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., free, Bit.ly/2gv8vCZ

FEMALE AMBASSADOR TO SPEAK
Following a contentious election in which feminism was a hot topic, you might want to hear former Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin talk about rising through the ranks to the top of an agency where it has been notoriously difficult for women to advance. Chamberlin is a 29-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service who played a key role in securing Pakistan's cooperation in the U.S.-led campaign against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. She has been president of the Middle East Institute since 2007. Previously, as deputy high commissioner for refugees, she supervised the administration of the U.N. humanitarian organization. As part of the Fish Needs a Bicycle Series, Chamberlin's story is one that proves that excellence overcomes misogyny, both overt and covert. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, 801-328-4201, Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., $5 donation, UtahMoca.org

DANCE YOUR WAY THROUGH HISTORY
The Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Co. invites you on a journey through time. The family-friendly Dance Your Way Through History performance lets you see classic ballroom dance styles from salsa to the waltz. This energetic group will keep you tapping your feet as you are entertained by wonderful music, beautiful costumes and amazing formation ballroom dancing. Southern Utah University, Randall L. Jones Theatre, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, 435-865-8667, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee, 2 p.m., adults $10, students $6, SUU.edu/PVA



MAD-COOL SCIENCE
Remember science? It's that thing some people don't believe, but that makes the world go 'round. You and your kids will be enriched and entertained by Myth-Busting, Model-Making and Brain Bending: The Mad-Cool Science of Adam Savage. What happens when you pursue creativity with reckless abandon? You'll find out from Savage, former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series Mythbusters. Now he's talking to audiences about the twists and turns he took to get there, what he learned along the way and how a sense of wonder and adventure is the best tool for science and storytelling. George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Center Theater, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., $49; $5 student tickets with adult ticket purchase, 435-655-3114, EcclesCenter.org

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