Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Curtis Bench Trail in Goblin Valley State Park

Tribune: Recreation: With ski season around the corner, it’s time to get in shape

Weekend Events

New Films

— Author: The JT Leroy Story: Tribune review 

— Goat: Tribune review

— The Magnificent Seven: Tribune review

— Storks: Tribune review


— Instrumental Showcase, Friday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, $6

— Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, Dixie State University, Friday, 7:30 p.m., St. George Town Square, 50 South Main Street, Saint George, free

— Soul Unlimited Featuring Ellis Hall, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $21-$65

— Glenn Miller Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $54-$69

— “Melodies of Yesterday,” Stargate Music Productions, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $30

Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City $5-$10

— Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, $12.50

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


— “Sight Unseen” through September 23, Sugar Factory Playhouse

— “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” through September 24, Kingsbury Hall

— “Oleanna” through September 24, Kayenta Arts Foundation

— “See How They Run” through September 24, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Bring It On: The Musical” through September 25, University of Utah Theatre

— “Herakles” through September 25, Classical Greek Theatre Festival

— “Beauty and the Beast” through October 1, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Henry V” through October 1, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “The Last Ship” through October 1, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Legally Blonde the Musical” through October 1, Empress Theatre

— “Nunsense” through October 1, SCERA Center

— “Nunsense” through October 1, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “The Taming of the Shrew” through October 1, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Cyrano” through October 8, Brigham Young University

— “Tarzan” through October 12, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

— “Peter Pan” through October 14, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

— “The Cocoanuts” through October 15, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” through October 15, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

— “(Mis)Fitting In” through October 15, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Bull Shark Attack” through October 16, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Julius Caesar” through October 22, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Murder for Two” through October 22, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Drac-Man vs. Superiorman” through October 29, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Ghostblasters: We Ain’t Afraid of No Jokes” through November 5, Desert Star Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2016; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition on view through 2016; Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art Exhibition through March 2018, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Don’t Read This, Too Exhibition through September 24; Three-Mile Radius Exhibition through October 22; Glimpses of Springville Exhibition through October 29; Lost + Found: In Search of Georgian Art Exhibition through November 19; Soviet Impressionist Paintings Exhibition ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

Jennifer Seely: Supporting Elements; Jim Williams: 265 I… Home as Self-Portrait Exhibitions through September 24; Andrew Rice: (re)Structured Exhibition through October 8; Cara Krebs: Sehnsucht Exhibition through October 14; Berna Reala: Singing In The Rain Exhibition through November 5; Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art Exhibition through December 17, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Summer Rainfall: Sibylle Szaggars Redford Exhibition through September 25; Take Flight: Alaska from Above Exhibition, Kimball Art Center

Et cetra

Escalante Canyon Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, Escalante

— India Fest, Saturday, 5 p.m., Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 8628 South Main Street, Spanish Fork

Made in Utah Festival, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., The Gateway, 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City