Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneArches road construction nears end, will take a break for Thanksgiving weekend

— Tribune: Officials want Utah hunters to kill more black bears 

— Tribune: High-speed ski lifts, trail modifications, WiFi and more: Here’s what you can expect at Utah ski resorts this season 

— Tribune: Utah ski resorts giddy over Olympic bid, worried by DUI law 


Weekend Events

New Films

— Coco: Tribune review 

— Last Flag Flying: Tribune review 

— The Man Who Invented Christmas: Tribune review

— Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Tribune review


— “Scott Plays Scott Joplin Part 4,” Friday, 7 p.m., Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Murray, free

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also, Saturday, 2 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 1901 University Circle, Ogden, $15-$45

— Messiah Sing-In, Utah Symphony, Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $14-$39

— Christmas on Temple Square, through December 23, Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free

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


— “Guys and Dolls” through November 25, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

— “ELF The Musical” through November 26, Eccles Theater

— “A Bundle of Trouble” through December 1, Hale Centre Theatre

— “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” through December 2, Utah Presents

— “Into the Woods” through December 9, Brigham Young University

— “The Bridges of Madison County” through December 10, Utah Repertory Theatre

— “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through December 16, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 16, Heritage Theatre

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

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

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

— “The Little Prince” through December 23, Sackerson

— “Star Ward Christmas” through December 23, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Desert Star’s Christmas Vacation” through December 30, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Plaid Tidings” through December 30, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Savior of the World” through December 30, Conference Center Theater, Temple Square

— “Aida” through January 20, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

 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; M.C. Escher: Other Worlds Exhibition through May 19; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Jaime Salvador Castillo & Michael Anthony García: whereABOUTS Exhibition through December 9; Casey Parkinson: Ascension, Cities of Conviction Exhibitions through January 6; Anna Betbeze: Dark Sun, Carol Sogard: Artifacts for the 23rd Century Exhibitions through January 14, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Ilse Bing Exhibition through December 31; Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE Exhibition through January 28; salt 13: Katie Paterson Exhibition through May 20; Spencer Finch: Great Salt Lake and Vicinity 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

— 32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, Sacred Spaces: Archetypes and Symbols Exhibitions through January 10; 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

— Christmas on the Mountain, Saturday, 12 – 7 p.m., Cedar Mountain True Value, 76 Movie Ranch Road, Duck Creek Village 

Holiday Electric Light Parade, Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Washington Boulevard from 22nd Street to 26th Street, Ogden

Kanab Holiday Kickoff, through Saturday, 76 North Main, Kanab

Sugar House Winter Carnival, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Legacy Village of Sugar House, 1212 E Wilmington Avenue, Salt Lake City

The Crystal Festival, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rockpick Legend Co., 1017 South Main Street, Salt Lake City