Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

TribuneHardware Ranch to host Elk Festival Saturday

Tribune: Park City earns TripAdvisor honor

Weekend Events

New Films

— 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour: Tribune review

— Manchester by the Sea: Tribune review

— Miss Sloane: Tribune review

— Office Christmas Party: Tribune review


— “110th Anniversary Organ Recital,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, free

— “Broadway in Utah: A Holiday Spectacular!” Friday, 7 p.m., American International School of Utah, 4998 S 360 W, Murray, $10-$100

— Christmas Concert and Sing-Along, Taylorsville Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bennion Junior High, 6055 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, $5 suggested donation

— “Messiah Sing-In,” Friday, 7 p.m., Brigham City Tabernacle, 251 South Main, Brigham City, free

— Timpanogos Chorale with the American Fork Children’s Choir, Friday, 7 p.m., Orem Public Library, 58 North State Street, Orem, free

— “Travel Through Gilbert and Sullivan!” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theatre, Utah Valley University, 800 West, University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— “Victory and Poetry,” USU Symphony Orchestra with Adam Nielsen, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Chase Fine Arts Center, Utah State University, 4030 Old Main Hill, Logan, $5-$10

— “Candlelight Christmas: Carols of the Nativity,” Salt Lake Choral Artists, Friday, 7:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish, 2315 Redondo Avenue, Salt Lake City; also Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $10-$20

— “Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular!” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $21-$87

— “DAC The Halls with David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco,” Davis Arts Council, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Layton High School, 440 Wasatch Drive, Layton, $25-$60

— “Gloria – Christmas Concert,” Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 West Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, $6-$10

— 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert with Rolando Villazón, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Conference Center, Temple Square, 60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free but tickets required

— “Yuletide Echoes,” Salt Lake Men’s Choir, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Sunday, 4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $15

— Christmas Concert, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George, $5

— “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Jubilate, Saturday, 7 p.m., Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, $5

— Josh Wright: Classical Christmas, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, free

— “Live from the North Pole,” Saturday, 10:30 a.m., SCERA Center, 745 South State Street, Orem, $3-$5

— “The Many Moods of Christmas,” Murray Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 E 5300 S, Murray, free

— “Opera Goes to the Movies,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— Ring Around the Rose: Salt Cricket Composer’s Collective, Repertory Dance Theatre, Saturday, 11 a.m., Leona Wagner Black Box Theater, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $5

— “Vivaldi By Candlelight,” Saturday, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 12 C St., Salt Lake City, $25-$12

— Holiday Concert, Wasatch Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Clayton Middle School, 1470 South 1900 East, Salt Lake City, free

— “A Christmas Carol Ballet,” Tooele Valley Academy of Dance, Saturday, 2 p.m., Tooele High School, 301 West Vine Street, Tooele, $5/person, $20/family; also, Monday, 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, $10

— “The Nutcracker,” Imagine Ballet Theatre, through December 17, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, $15-$29

— “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


— “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” through December 10, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

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

— “White Christmas” through December 11, Eccles Theater

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

— “Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol 2016” through December 12, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan

— “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

— “Princess Academy” through December 21, Kensington Theatre

— “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

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 24, Hale Centre Theatre

— “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

Sugar House Art Walk, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Sugar House

Dicken’s Christmas Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy

— Family Art Saturday: Wires Crossed, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art