Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: Pine Creek nature trail at Wasatch Mountain State Park is a classic for families with young children   

— TribuneNumber of hunters on the decline, according to new federal survey

— Tribune: Utah-based folk musician takes listeners on a tour of nation’s landscapes

— TribuneBike, walking path soon to link Sugar House and Tanner parks in Salt Lake City as Parley’s Trail continues to grow

Weekend Events

New Films                                                                          

— American Made: Tribune review 

— Battle of the Sexes: Tribune review 

— Our Souls at Night: Tribune review 

— The Unknown Girl: Tribune review 

— Year by the Sea: Tribune review 


— Chaconne Klaverenga, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, $14-$20

— “PARALLAX,” Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $15-$35

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

— Sergio Pallottelli Recital, Saturday, 7 p.m., University of Utah, Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— Autumn Classics Concert, Park City Beethoven Festival, Sunday, 3 p.m., Park City Community Church, 4501 Highway 224, Park City, $15-$20

— Sichuan University Art Troupe, Utah Presents, Sunday, 6:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City,

— “Thriller,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, through October 31, various venues

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


— “Awake and Sing!” through September 30, Utah State University

— “Comedy of Errors” through September 30, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” through September 30, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Romeo & Juliet” through September 30, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Next to Normal” through October 1, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “An Enemy of the People” through October 7, Riot Act Theatre

— “Holes” through October 7, Timpanogos Valley Theatre 

— “Jumpers” through October 7, Utah Valley University

— “Noises Off” through October 7, SCERA Center

— “God’s Favorite” through October 8, Wasatch Theatre Company

— “The Heart of Robin Hood” through October 14, Hale Centre Theatre

— “How To Fight Loneliness” through October 14, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Surely Goodness and Mercy” through October 15, Salt Lake Acting Company

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

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

— “Long Lost First Play” through October 21, Utah Shakespearean Festival

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

— “The Tavern” through October 21, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “A Tale of Two Cities” through October 28, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Wicked-er!” through November 4, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical Thriller” through November 11, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Forever Plaid” through November 15, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

Manley: Shrinking Room Exhibition through October 21; Al Ahad: The Hijab Project Exhibition through November 18; Jaime Salvador Castillo & Michael Anthony García: whereABOUTS Exhibition through December 9; Cities of Conviction Exhibition through January 6; Anna Betbeze: Dark Sun, Carol Sogard: Artifacts for the 23rd Century  Exhibitions through January 14, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography Exhibition through December 2; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition through 2018; Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art Exhibition through March; The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture Exhibition through March 31; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

— Ilse Bing Exhibition through December 31; Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE Exhibition through January 28; ongoing exhibitions: Arts of AfricaAmerican and Regional Art: Mythmaking and Truth-Telling; Chinese Art: Emulation and Innovation; European Art; Ancient Mediterranean Art: Res Mortis; Ancient Mesoamerica; Modern and Contemporary Art: A Fuller Picture; Arts of the Pacific; Greater Merit: The Temple and Image in South Asia, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Wit & Whimsy: off the deep end Exhibition through May 19; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through September 2018; Round Up: Icons of the West Exhibition through June 19, 2021, Springville Museum of Art

Et cetra

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

— Zion Canyon Music Festival, Friday, 2 – 11 p.m., O.C. Tanner Amphitheater, Dixie State University, 350 West Lion Blvd, Springdale

— Rock ‘N’ Ribs Festival, Saturday, 12 – 7 p.m., The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Escalante Canyon Arts Festival, through Sunday, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, 755 West Main Street, Escalante