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Outdoor Notes

-- TribuneI found my thrill! On Porphyry Hill! (No, really, this is a great winter hike in an underrated part of Utah.)

-- Tribune: Erin Alberty: In Utah’s Oquirrh Mountains, quiet contemplation amid the ‘No trespassing’ signs

-- TribuneForget the record-setting high temperatures of late, it's time to start thinking about ice fishing in Utah

Weekend Events

New Films

-- The Breadwinner: Tribune review 

-- Indivisible: Tribune review 


-- Browning String Trio, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, 1901 University Circle, Ogden, $6-$7

-- “Celebration of Christmas,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $12-$17

-- “A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $17.50

-- Wi-Fi(ve), Davis Arts Council, Friday, 7 p.m., Alpine Church, 254 West 2675 North, Layton, free

-- “Christmas Around the World,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, 500 East University Parkway, Provo, $11-$22

-- “The Nutcracker,” Utah Artists School of Ballet, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Juan Diego High School, 300 East 11800 South, Salt Lake City, $8-$12

-- Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$83

-- Salt Lake Children's Choir at Christmas, Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

-- “Sojourn,” Synergy Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $6-$12

-- “A Christmas Concert in the Mountains,” Saturday, 3 p.m., Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 4051 North Highway 224, Park City, free, donations welcome

-- Christmas Oranges Concert, Young Artist Chamber Players, Saturday, 7 p.m., University of Utah Institute Building, 1780 East South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, free, money and food donations benefit the Utah Food Bank

-- “A Covey Center Christmas!” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $18

-- Harp Solo and Ensemble, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive and Heritage Drive, free

-- Nathan Pacheco Christmas Tour, Utah Presents, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President's Circle, Salt Lake City, $25-$49

-- “Sounds of the Season,” Sojo Choral Arts, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Bingham High School, 2160 West 10400 South, South Jordan, free, donations benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

-- Holiday Concert, Weber State University Choirs, Sunday, 5:30 and 8 p.m., Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, $5-$7

-- “The Marvel of This Night,” Mapleton Chorale, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Harvest Park Chapel, 1068 South 1600 West (HWY 89), Mapleton

-- Christmas on Temple Square, through December 23, Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free

-- “ReduxNut-Cracker,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, through December 23, venues vary

-- “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 30, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $20-$88

-- Organ concerts, every Saturday, noon, and every Sunday, 2 p.m., Temple Square Assembly Hall, free


-- “A Bundle of Trouble” through December 1, Hale Centre Theatre

-- “Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Christmas Carol” through December 2, Grand Theatre

-- “Artaban, The Other Wise Man" through December 2, Wasatch Junior High

-- “Deluge” through December 2, Weber State University

-- “Jack and the Beanstalk” through December 2, Utah Valley University

-- “Microburst Theatre” through December 2, Brigham Young University

-- “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” through December 2, Utah Presents

-- “The Wizard of Oz National Tour” through December 2, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan, $44-$63

-- “Into the Woods” through December 9, Brigham Young University

-- “Much Ado About Nothing” through December 9, Utah State University

-- “The Bridges of Madison County” through December 10, Utah Repertory Theatre

-- “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through December 16, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

-- “A Christmas Carol” through December 16, Heritage Theatre

-- “Miracle on 34th Street” through December 16, SCERA Center

-- “Newsies” through December 16, Pioneer Theatre Company

-- “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

-- “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Draper Historic Theatre

-- “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Hale Center Theater Orem

-- “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Hale Centre Theatre

-- A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol” through December 23, Ziegfeld Theater

-- “The Forgotten Carols" through December 23, venues vary

-- “The Little Prince” through December 23, Sackerson

-- “Plaid Tidings” through December 23, Covey Center for the Arts

-- “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

-- “Star Ward Christmas” through December 23, Off Broadway Theatre

-- “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” through December 29, Salt Lake Acting Company

-- “Desert Star's Christmas Vacation” through December 30, Desert Star Playhouse

-- “Plaid Tidings” through December 30, Brigham’s Playhouse

-- “Savior of the World” through December 30, Conference Center Theater, Temple Square

-- “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” through January 6, Utah Children’s Theatre

-- “Aida” through January 20, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

-- Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography Exhibition through December 2; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition through 2018; Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art Exhibition through March; The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture Exhibition through March 31; Aundrea Frahm: We Revolve Ceaseless Exhibition through April 14; M.C. Escher: Other Worlds Exhibition through May 19; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

-- Jaime Salvador Castillo & Michael Anthony García: whereABOUTS Exhibition through December 9; Casey Parkinson: Ascension, Cities of Conviction Exhibitions through January 6; Anna Betbeze: Dark Sun, Carol Sogard: Artifacts for the 23rd Century Exhibitions through January 14, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

-- Ilse Bing Exhibition through December 31; Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE Exhibition through January 28; salt 13: Katie Paterson Exhibition through May 20; Spencer Finch: Great Salt Lake and Vicinity ongoing exhibitions: Arts of AfricaAmerican and Regional Art: Mythmaking and Truth-Telling; Chinese Art: Emulation and Innovation; European Art; Ancient Mediterranean Art: Res Mortis; Ancient Mesoamerica; Modern and Contemporary Art: A Fuller Picture; Arts of the Pacific; Greater Merit: The Temple and Image in South Asia, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

-- 32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, Sacred Spaces: Archetypes and Symbols Exhibitions through January 10; Wit & Whimsy: off the deep end Exhibition through May 19; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through September 2018; Round Up: Icons of the West Exhibition through June 19, 2021, Springville Museum of Art

Et cetra

-- Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., various venues, Salt Lake City

-- Holiday Fun Day, Friday, 6 – 8 p.m., Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden

-- Dicken’s Christmas Festival, Friday and Saturday, Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, Saint George

-- Festival of Trees, Friday and Saturday, South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy

-- Annual Lucia Celebration, Saturday, 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City

-- Christmas Village, Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m., 1650 East Stagecoach Run, Eagle Mountain 

-- Holiday Open House, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

-- Utah Winter Faire, through Sunday, Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington

-- Hanukkah Market, Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Two North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City