Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: The Living Room — Salt Lake City

— Tribune: Thinking of camping in Utah’s national forests for Memorial Day? Here’s an update on what’s open and what’s closed due to snow and mud

— Tribune: Memorial Day crowds could be especially bad at Arches National Park

— Tribune: Utah ski resorts shift from winter to summer recreation

— TribuneJourney to become the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites hits Utah

Weekend Events


— “The Rite of Spring,” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $18-$79

— IMPULSE Festival, Mundi Project, Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m., The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

— 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


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

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

— “Much Ado About Nothing” through May 27, Cache Valley Center for the Arts

— “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

— “Beauty and the Beast” through June 4, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

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

Museum Exhibits

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

Last Friday Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Park City

Holi Festival of Colors, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., West Stadium Park, 1650 South Jefferson Street, Ogden

Spring City Heritage Day, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Historic Spring City, 150 East Center, Spring City

Moab Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Swanny City Park, 100 West 400 North, Moab

Antelope Islands Cowboy Legends, through Monday, Antelope Island State Park, 4528 West 1700 South, Syracuse

— Assemble This! A Festival About Building and Making, through Monday, The Leonardo Museum, 209 E 500 S, Salt Lake City