Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report


— Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Babylon Arch – Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

— TribuneFrom White Pine Lake to Hovenweep: Tribune writers reveal their favorite Utah campgrounds

— TribuneWaters running high, so are expectations for whitewater rafting adventures in Utah

Tribune: What’s the hottest fishing spot in Utah? State website guides the way

Weekend Events

New Films

— Alien: Covenant: Tribune review 

— Chuck: Tribune review 

— Everything, Everything: Tribune review 

— Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer: Tribune review 

— Obit: Tribune review 


— Music in the City: Austin Weyand, Friday, 8 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, $8-$12

— “The Resplendent Sound of Captivating Pops with Kurt Bestor,” Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George, $17

— Spring Concert, Beehive Statesmen Chorus, Friday, 7 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, $15

— “Etcetera,” Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $7-$17

— “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $39-$95

— “2017 Spotlight Spectacular,” Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Draper Park Middle School, 13133 South 1300 East, Draper, $5-$10

— Armed Forces Day Concert, Choral Arts Society of Utah, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, free

— “Mountain Home Music,” Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, Saturday, 7 p.m., Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, $10

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

— “The Sounds of Spain,” Murray Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 East 5300 South, Murray, $6

— Spring Concert, Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “An American Tune,” Jubilate, Sunday, 5 p.m., Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, $10 suggested donation

— Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities: The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Sunday, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— National Choreographic Festival, Ballet West,  through May 27, Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $49.50

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


— “Anne of Green Gables” through May 20, Covey Center for the Arts

— “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through May 20, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “To Kill a Mockingbird” through May 20, Hale Centre Theatre

— “The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue” through May 20, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Don Giovanni” through May 21, Utah Opera

— “Annie Get Your Gun” through May 27, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Betty Blue Eyes” through May 27, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Sister Act” through May 27, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Captain American Fork” through June 3, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Footloose” through June 3, Empress Theatre

— “Hairspray” through June 3, Grand Theatre

— “Pirates of the Carabeener” through June 10, Off Broadway Theatre

Museum Exhibits

 Art Starts Here: A KAC Instructor Showcase Exhibition through May 21; Wasatch Back Student Art Show: A Closer Look  Exhibition through May 28, Kimball Art Center

— Russian Stories, Soviet Ideals; Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art, Exhibitions through June 1; George Beard: Mormon Pioneer Artist with a Camera Exhibition through June 17; 93rd Annual Spring Salon Exhibition through July 8;The Classical Tradition: Serenity, Simplicity and Harmony Exhibition through August 5; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through September 2018, Springville Museum of Art

— Kelly O’Neill: ren/der; Sideshow: 2017 Gala Art Auction, Exhibitions through June 3; Out Loud: Identities, Symbolism, and the Self Exhibition through July 8; Rona Pondick and Robert FeintuchHeads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying Exhibition through July 15; Céline Downen: Beehive Works Exhibition through August 5; Willow Skye-Biggs: Tastes Like Mandy Exhibition through August 12; Michael Ryan Handley: Sublimation Exhibition through September 9, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Playground Exhibition through July 8; e.g. Annie Poon: Split House Exhibition through summer 2017; Work in Progress Exhibition through September 9; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition through 2018; 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

Et cetra

May Gallery St(Roll), Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Salt Lake City

Amazing Earthfest, Friday and Saturday, Kane County Travel Visitor Center, 50 South 100 East, Kanab

— Museum of Peoples and Cultures Block Party, Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m., Brigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 2201 North Canyon Road, Provo

Night on Commonwealth, Saturday, 6 p.m., Utah Arts Alliance Art Factory, 193 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City

— Third Saturday for Families: Drawing Machines, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, 1720 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

— Utah Inclusive Arts Festival, Tanner Dance, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, University of Utah, 1720 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Living Traditions Festival, through Sunday, Library Square, 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

— Mountain Man Rendezvous, through Sunday, Fremont Indian State Park and Museum, 3820 West Clear Creek Canyon Road, Sevier

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, through Monday, Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington