Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

Tribune: Would new Hawaii national park reservation system work at crowded Utah parks?

Tribune: Anglers begin catching recently stocked cutthroat trout in Mill Creek

Weekend Events

New Films

— Man Down: Tribune review


— Christmas Concert, Utah Wind Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish, 2315 Redondo Avenue, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— “Christmas Spectacular Concert Featuring Jenny Oaks Baker and Alex Sharp,” Historic Downtown Brigham City, Friday, 7 p.m., Tabernacle, 251 S. Main St, Brigham City, free

— “Movie Music Magic,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— “Songs of the Season: The Annual Southern Utah University Music Department Holiday Show,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Center Theater, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, $5-$10

— Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $18-$79

— “Celebration of Christmas,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, $11-$16

— “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, $8-$20

— “Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $13-$22

— Handel’s Messiah, Witness Music, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Alpine Tabernacle, 110 E Main St, American Fork, free, food bank donations welcome

— Christmas Concert, Salt Lake Children’s Choir, Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Christmas Oranges Concert with Marshall McDonald and the U of U Institute Choir, Young Artists Chamber Players, Saturday, 7 p.m., University of Utah Institute Building, 1780 E. South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, free

— KUTV Holiday Pops Concert, Choral Arts Society of Utah, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $12-$15

— “Sounds of the Season,” Sojo Choral Arts, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Bingham High School, 2160 West 10400 South, South Jordan, free, donations of $2 are suggested to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local women’s shelters

— St. George Chamber Singers, Kayenta Arts Foundation, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Veterans Home of Southern Utah, Ivins, $15

— West Jordan Arts Council Holiday Celebration, Saturday, 6 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, free

— 31st Annual Holiday Concert, Weber State University, Sunday, 5 and 7:30 p.m., Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 514, 24th Street, Ogden, $5-$7

— “A Holiday in Paris,” NOVA Chamber Music Series, Sunday, 3 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $18-$20

— “How Great Our Joy,” Mapleton Chorale, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Harvest Park Chapel, 1068 S 1600 W, Mapleton, free

— “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest,” Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $38-$85

— Westminster Chamber Players, Sunday, 4 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, free

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 26, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City, $19-$102

— Christmas Music on Temple Square, through December 31, free

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


— “Amahl and the Night Visitors” through December 3, Grand Theatre

— “Anne of Green Gables” through December 3, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Sister Act” through December 3, Hale Centre Theatre

— “The Matchmaker” through December 10, Utah State University

— “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” through December 12, Sugar Factory Playhouse

— “Beauty and the Beast” through December 17, Heritage Theatre

— “Harry Connick Jr.’s Eubie The Happy Elf” through December 17, SCERA Center

— “Oliver” through December 17, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Peter Pan” through December 17, Empress Theatre

— “The Winter Wonderettes” through December 17, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 19, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Savior of the World” through December 20, LDS Conference Center

— “It’s a Wonderful Life” through December 22, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

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

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

— “Nuncrackers” through December 23, Covey Center for the Arts

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

— “Miracle on 3rd and Main Street” through December 24, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly” through December 28, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “It’s a Wonderful Life” through December 31, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Nutcracker: Men in Tights” through December 31, Desert Star Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

[Objected]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art; Mike Lee: Digital Mirror: Selfie Consciousness, Exhibitions through December 17; Work in Progress; Alyce Carrier: Old Work, Exhibitions through January 14, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Rock the Vote: Presidential Portrayals Past and Present Exhibition through January 7; 31st Annual Religious & Spiritual Art of Utah; Forgotten Angels and Other Heavenly Beings, Exhibitions through January 11; Soviet Impressionist Paintings Exhibition ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition on view through 2016; Rebecca Campbell: The Potato Eaters Exhibition through February 18; A Visual Testimony: Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon Paintings Exhibition through April 29; Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art Exhibition through March 2018; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Carl Richards: This is Where I Draw the Line Exhibition through January 8, Kimball Art Center

Et cetra

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

— Christkindlmarkt, This is the Place Heritage Park, Friday and Saturday, 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City

Dickens’ Christmas Festival: St. George, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, Saint George

— Hanukkah Market, Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Two North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City