Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Ruth Lake in the Uintas

— Tribune: Wildflower Festival taking place this weekend in Big Cottonwood Canyon

— Tribune: To see the best Utah has to offer, look no further than Navajo Lake  

— TribuneCougar hunt permits in Utah expected to see a slight increase  

Weekend Events

New Films

— Dunkirk: Tribune review 

— Maudie: Tribune review 

— Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Tribune review 


— Sax Summit Plays Gershwin, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8 p.m., Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, free

— Deer Valley Music Festival, through August 5, Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater and St. Mary’s Church, Park City, $15-$36

— Park City Beethoven Festival, through August 14, venues vary

— 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


— “Seussical” through July 22, SCERA Center

— “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” through July 28, Hale Center Theater Orem

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

— “Blackbird” through July 30, Utah Repertory Theatre

— “The Little Mermaid” through July 31, Spanish Fork Community Theater 

— “The Foreigner” through August 1, Lyric Repertory Company

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

— “Wait Until Dark” through August 5,  Lyric Repertory Company

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

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

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

— “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” through August 8, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “Madame Butterfly” through August 8, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “The Music Man” through August 9, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “The Pirates of Penzance” through August 9, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “The Dinner Party” through August 11, Neil Simon Festival

— “Noises Off!” through August 11, Neil Simon Festival

— “Broadway Bound” through August 12, Neil Simon Festival

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

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through August 12, Sundance Resort 

— “Under Construction” through August 12, Neil Simon Festival

— “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

— “Guys and Dolls” through September 1, Utah Shakespearean Festival

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

— “Treasure Island” through September 2, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “As You Like It” through September 7, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Shakespeare in Love” through September 8, Utah Shakespearean Festival

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

— “Romeo and Juliet” through September 9, Utah Shakespearean Festival

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

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

— “Mama Mia!” through October 21, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Museum Exhibits

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; Al Ahad: The Hijab Project Exhibition through November 18, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

 The Classical Tradition: Serenity, Simplicity and Harmony Exhibition through August 5; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through September 2018; Round Up: Icons of the West Exhibition through June 19, 2021, Springville Museum of Art

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

— 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

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Salt Lake City

Duck Creek Days, Friday and Saturday, Duck Creek Village

— 3rd Annual Car Show, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Brian Head Resort, 329 South Highway 143, Brian Head

Chalk Toss Color Festival, Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Watkins Park, 705 W Forest St, Brigham City

Days of ’47 Youth Parade & Family Festival, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Washington Square, 450 South 200 East, Salt Lake City

— Pioneer Day Festival, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Hwy 89-91, Wellsville