Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneI found my thrill! On Porphyry Hill! (No, really, this is a great winter hike in an underrated part of Utah.)

— Tribune: Erin Alberty: In Utah’s Oquirrh Mountains, quiet contemplation amid the ‘No trespassing’ signs

— TribuneForget the record-setting high temperatures of late, it’s time to start thinking about ice fishing in Utah

Weekend Events

New Films

— The Breadwinner: Tribune review 

— Indivisible: Tribune review 


— Browning String Trio, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, 1901 University Circle, Ogden, $6-$7

— “Celebration of Christmas,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $12-$17

— “A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $17.50

— Wi-Fi(ve), Davis Arts Council, Friday, 7 p.m., Alpine Church, 254 West 2675 North, Layton, free

— “Christmas Around the World,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, 500 East University Parkway, Provo, $11-$22

— “The Nutcracker,” Utah Artists School of Ballet, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Juan Diego High School, 300 East 11800 South, Salt Lake City, $8-$12

— Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$83

— Salt Lake Children’s Choir at Christmas, Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “Sojourn,” Synergy Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $6-$12

— “A Christmas Concert in the Mountains,” Saturday, 3 p.m., Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 4051 North Highway 224, Park City, free, donations welcome

— Christmas Oranges Concert, Young Artist Chamber Players, Saturday, 7 p.m., University of Utah Institute Building, 1780 East South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, free, money and food donations benefit the Utah Food Bank

— “A Covey Center Christmas!” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $18

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

— Nathan Pacheco Christmas Tour, Utah Presents, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $25-$49

— “Sounds of the Season,” Sojo Choral Arts, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Bingham High School, 2160 West 10400 South, South Jordan, free, donations benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

— Holiday Concert, Weber State University Choirs, Sunday, 5:30 and 8 p.m., Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, $5-$7

— “The Marvel of This Night,” Mapleton Chorale, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Harvest Park Chapel, 1068 South 1600 West (HWY 89), Mapleton

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

— “ReduxNut-Cracker,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, through December 23, venues vary

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 30, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $20-$88

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


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

— “Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Christmas Carol” through December 2, Grand Theatre

— “Artaban, The Other Wise Man” through December 2, Wasatch Junior High

— “Deluge” through December 2, Weber State University

— “Jack and the Beanstalk” through December 2, Utah Valley University

— “Microburst Theatre” through December 2, Brigham Young University

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

— “The Wizard of Oz National Tour” through December 2, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan, $44-$63

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

— “Much Ado About Nothing” through December 9, Utah State 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

— “Miracle on 34th Street” through December 16, SCERA Center

— “Newsies” through December 16, Pioneer Theatre Company

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

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Draper Historic Theatre

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

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Hale Centre Theatre

— A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol” through December 23, Ziegfeld Theater

— “The Forgotten Carols” through December 23, venues vary

— “The Little Prince” through December 23, Sackerson

— “Plaid Tidings” through December 23, Covey Center for the Arts

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

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

— “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” through December 29, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “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

— “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” through January 6, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “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; Aundrea Frahm: We Revolve Ceaseless Exhibition through April 14; 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

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

Holiday Fun Day, Friday, 6 – 8 p.m., Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden

Dicken’s Christmas Festival, Friday and Saturday, Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, Saint George

Festival of Trees, Friday and Saturday, South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy

Annual Lucia Celebration, Saturday, 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City

— Christmas Village, Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m., 1650 East Stagecoach Run, Eagle Mountain 

— Holiday Open House, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Utah Winter Faire, through Sunday, Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington

— Hanukkah Market, Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Two North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City