Nightlife • Pirates of the Utah Valley, Santas and Popes

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Irish pirates smiling at Piper Down

It's pirate weekend — insert your best pirate "aarrgghh" here — at the Piper Down Irish pub. Music by Denver's only Celtic/pirate pub band, Potcheen.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8

Where • Piper Down Pub, 1492 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Admission • No cover for "wenches" (their word, not ours)

Info • or 801-468-1492

Winter dance party

The "Winter Wonderland" dance party features Kyau & Albert, Seven Lions, Cold Blank and more. Buy a VIP pass and there's no waiting to get in; free food and beverages as well as a shirt and other swag from sponsors, Bondad & Nightsneak. Also included — for no extra charge — a headache.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 for GA, $30 and up for VIP, at SmithsTix

Info • or 888-316-5387

Country music Santa Jam in Ogden

It's a night of country music when The Santa Jam performs with baritone Brett Eldridge. A bit of trivia: Eldridge's distant cousin is Terry Eldredge, a member of the seminal bluegrass outfit Grascals.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.

Where • Outlaw Saloon, 1254 W. 2100 South, Ogden

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix

Info • oir 801-334-9260

Hail to funny man Pope

The Brian Pope Birthday Comedy Extravaganza has an all-local lineup featuring Natashia Mower, Jason Harvey, Jonny Brandin, and Collen Waters. The birthday boy will host.

When • Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7 at SmithsTix

Info • or 888-316-5387

Happy Birthday Tony

Local musician Tony Holiday and his band perform at Johnnys on Second. Tony celebrates his birthday this week, so don't forget to congratulate him.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, until 1 a.m.

Where • Johnnys on Second, 165 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • No cover

Info • or 801-746-3334

Send information about nightlife events — including upcoming New Year's Eve parties — to David Burger at or 801-257-8620.