While we all refocus on the last work-week of the year, I hope everyone out in blog-land had a great Christmas. Let's look at some ideas for entertainment in the first half of this week, while we all brace for Saturday's big NYE celebrations.

On Monday, "The Nutcracker" enters its final week of shows at the Capitol Theater. Multiple showings remain and ticket prices vary.

At EnergySolutions Arena on Wednesday, Christmas music blasters, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra continues its winter tour. Two shows, including a kid-friendly 3 p.m. performance are planned. Tickets are still available. Also Wednesday, '80s soft-rockers Air Supply will play a fund-raiser for the Park City Museum. The gig is at the Silver Queen Ball at the Montage Deer Valley. Tickets start at $200 (!) and are tax-deductible.

A good night of hip-hop flavored rock 'n' roll is to be had at the Urban Lounge on Wednesday night when The B-Side Players, Afro-Omega and Scenic Byway share a triple-bill starting at 9 p.m. The B-Siders hail from San Diego and this should be a fun, danceable show especially with SLC's Afro-Omega on the bill.

Also, don't forget that tickets are moving for your best New Year's Eve option on Saturday at The State Room. That's when Ohio's Heartless Bastards hit town. Trust me, this is where you'll want to be.