Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

TribuneTen great holiday family activities to get moving 

Tribune: Mystery illness kills four bald eagles in Utah 

TribuneAudubon Christmas Counts are for the birds 

TribuneUtah, Chevron draft $5.35M settlement for Willard Bay spill

— For the latest wildlife news and information and the fishing report visit the DWR website

Weekend Events

New Films

— American Hustle:Tribune review 

— Inside Llewyn Davis:Tribune review

— Saving Mr. Banks:Tribune review 


— Utah Valley Men’s Choir, Friday, 7 p.m., Orem Public Library, 58 North State Street, Orem, free

— Winter Solstice Concert, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 East 1st South, Salt Lake City, free, but donations accepted

— “The Nutcracker,” Imagine Ballet Theatre, Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, $12-$25

— “The Nutcracker,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street 
Provo, $8-$15

— “ReduxNut-Cracker,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $20-$40

— Joshua Wright, Sandy Arts, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $12

— Lark & Spur: Traditional and Modern Carols, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7:30  p.m., Viridian Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

— “Solstice Snow & Sleigh Ride,” Oquirrh Mountain Symphony, Saturday, 7 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 South 2700 West, Blufftdale, $5-$10

— “Welcome Christmas! Music of the Season for Choir, Harps, Organ and Bells,” Salt Lake Choral Artists, Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall,  1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $10-$20

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 28, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $27-$75

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


— “12 Days of Christmas” through December 21, Empress Theatre

— “The First Christmas” through December 21, SCERA Center for the Arts

— “Five Carols for Christmas” and “Jingle Jacks” through December 21, Heritage Theatre, Perry

— “It’s a Wonderful Life” through December 21, Draper Historic Theatre 

— “Joyful Noise” through December 21, Covey Center for the Arts

— “This Bird of Dawning” through December 21, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

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

— “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” and “White Christmas” through December 23, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

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

— “Twas the Night Before Christmas” through December 23, The Ziegfeld Theater 

— “Babes in Toyland” through December 24, Utah Children’s Theatre 

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

— “Elf – The Musical” through December 24, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “The Cat in the Hat” through December 28, Salt Lake Acting Company 

— “It’s a Wondrous Life” through December 28, Off Broadway Theatre

— “A Snow White Christmas” through December 29, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Museum Exhibits

People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest Exhibition through December 28; e.g. Monika Bravo: Landscape of Belief Exhibition through March 15; michael whiting: 8-bit modern Exhibition through April 26; Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann, and Frans Schwartz Exhibition through May 10; Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Southwestern Art and Early Modernism, 1910-1960 Exhibition through July 26; Edward Burtysnsky: the Industrial Sublime Exhibition through Summer 2014, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

— Spy Hop Productions; Tala Madani, Exhibitions through January 4; Stephanie Leitch: Untitled Apogee Exhibition through February 22; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

PC Collects II; PC Creates; Spiral Bound: The Art of Adam Greener, Exhibitions through January 5, Kimball Art Center

— salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara; Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Exhibitions through January 5; The Savage Poem Around Me: Alfred Lambourne’s Great Salt Lake Exhibition through June 15; Exploring Sustainability Exhibition through July 28; LAWRENCE WEINER: BENT TO A STRAIGHT AND NARROW AT A POINT OF PASSAGE Exhibition, Utah Museum of Fine Arts 

— Exploring Play Exhibition through January 11, 2014; 28th Annual Christmas Lamb Exhibition through January 4; 28th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition through January 15; Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art Exhibition through June 1, 2014, Springville Museum of Art 

 Et cetra

— Third Saturday For Families: Word Art, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts , 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

— Winter Solstice Celebration, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

— Winter Farmers Market, every other Saturday, through April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rio Grande Depot, 300 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City