Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Fantasy Canyon — Uintah County

— Tribune: At Utah’s Fantasy Canyon, legends in the wind, natural wonders and natural gas development on the horizon 

— Tribune: New study ranks Utah as one of the best states for a fun and frugal road trip

— Tribune: Roots run deep for researcher battling invasive grass in Glen Canyon 

Tribune: Tips for dealing with extreme heat and preparing for summer hiking

Weekend Events

New Films

— The Bad Batch: Tribune review 

— Band Aid: Tribune review

— Beatriz at Dinner: Tribune review 

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City: Tribune review 


— Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $5-$20

Summer Solstice Flute Festival, Friday and Saturday, Homestead Resort, 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, free

— “La La Land in Concert,” Utah Symphony, Saturday, 9 p.m., USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 South 6055 West, Salt Lake City, $30-$70

— Singing Sergeants Reunion Grand Gala Concert, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall, Utah State University, 600 North 1150 East, Logan, $10

Utah Uke Fest, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Highland Community Center, 5378 West 10400 North, Alpine

— Concerts in the Park, Tuesdays and Fridays through August, 7:30 p.m., Brigham Young Historic Park, North Temple and State Street, Salt Lake City, free

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


— “Cabaret” through June 24, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “Hairspray” through June 24, SCERA Center

— “The Little Mermaid” through June 24, LaForge Encore Theatre Company 

— “The Rainmaker” through June 24, Draper Historic Theatre

— “The Tempest” through June 24, Creekside Theatre Fest

— “Dirty Dancing” through June 25, Eccles Theater

— “Fiddler on the Roof” through June 26, Riverton Arts Council

— “OZ” through June 26, Creekside Theatre Fest

— “Tarzan: The State Musical” through June 26, Four Seasons Theatre Company

— “Fiddler on the Roof” through June 28, Murray Arts Council 

— “The Old Maid, the Thief, and the Telephone” through June 28, Saint George Opera

— “Showtime on the Showboat” through June 28, Outlaw Trail Theater, Vernal

— “The Three Musketeers” through June 30, Cobb & Co Theater Productions

— “Curtains” through July 1, Sugar Factory Playhouse

— “The Importance of Being Earnest” through July 1, Pinnacle Acting Company

— “Singin’ In the Rain” through July 1, Outlaw Trail Theater, Vernal

— “Steel Magnolias” through July 1, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “The Whale” through July 1, The Hive Theatre Company

— “Høüses” through July 2, Riot Act Theatre 

— “Peter and the Starcatcher” through July 8, Empress Theatre

— “1776” through July 15, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “A Night At The Imperial” through July 29, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” through August 5,  Lyric Repertory Company

— “Disney’s Tarzan” through August 6, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Seussical” through August 7, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through August 12, Hale Centre Theatre

— “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged” through August 17, Lyric Repertory Company

— “The 3 Amigos” through August 19, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Saturday’s Voyeur” through August 28, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Shrek the Musical” through September 1, Pickleville Playhouse

— “LOVE & DEATH vs EL BANDITO” through September 9, Pickleville Playhouse

— “Disney’s Newsies” through October 18,  Tuacahn Amphitheatre

— “Shrek the Musical” through October 20, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Museum Exhibits

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

 Out Loud: Identities, Symbolism, and the Self Exhibition through July 8; Rona Pondick and Robert FeintuchHeads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, DyingScott Horsley: I Learned it from Watching You Exhibitions 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; Spy Hop: Safe and Sound Exhibition through September 23, 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

— Ink for Alaska Exhibition through August 13; Richard Serra: Prints Exhibition through August 20, Kimball Art Center

Et cetra

Taylorsville Dayzz, Friday and Saturday, Taylorsville Valley Regional Park, 5100 South 2700 West, Taylorsville

Wasatch Mountain Film Festival, Friday and Saturday, various venues in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sandy, and Snowbird Mountain Resort

Utah Arts Festival, through Sunday, Library Square and Washington Square, 200 West and 400 South, Salt Lake City