Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: Short, nontechnical and free: Leprechaun Canyon is one of Utah’s accessible slot canyon hikes 

— TribuneErin Alberty: When is a natural wonder too secret to write about?

— TribuneErin Alberty: No, that trail-runner in ‘Men’s Journal’ does not know Bears Ears ‘better than anyone living or dead’

— Tribune: Rock climbing, surfing, trains and burgers, how to fit a weekend’s worth of fun into a day trip to Ogden’s historic downtown

 Weekend Events


— Organ Fest, Classical 89, Friday, 8 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Fischer Conducts Beethoven’s Fifth, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $26-$71

— OcTUBAfest, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive and Heritage Drive, Provo, free

— “Aladdin,” Ballet West, through Sunday, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $15-$35

— “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


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

— “The Addams Family” through October 21, Sandy Arts Guild

— “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical” through October 21, The Stage Door Theater

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

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

— “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” through October 21, Empress Theatre

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

— “Arsenic and Old Lace” through October 23, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Seussical Jr.” through October 23, Riverton Arts Council

— “Love and Information” through October 28, Westminster College

— “Perdida” through October 28, Grand Theatre

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

— “Wait Until Dark” through October 28, Heritage Theatre

— “War of the Worlds” through October 28, Covey Center for the Arts

— “Love’s Labour’s Lost” through October 29, University of Utah Theatre

— “Marie Antoinette” through October 29, Good Company Theatre

— “Coriolanus” through October 31, Grassroots Shakespeare Company

— “Captain Louie” through November 3, SCERA Center

— “A Comedy of Tenors” through November 4, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Guys and Dolls” through November 4, Ziegfeld Theater 

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

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

— “She Loves Me” through November 11, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Mercury” through November 12, Salt Lake Acting Company

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

— “Hello Dolly!” through November 18, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “A Bundle of Trouble” through December 1, 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

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

— Fall Harvest Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Hwy 89-91, Wellsville

Red Rocktoberfest, Saturday, 4 – 10 p.m., 76 North Main, Kanab

— Third Saturday for Families: Mask Making, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City