Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: Get outdoors with these 15 gift ideas for everyone in the family

— Tribune: Arches National Park celebrates end of massive road project with free entry this weekend

— Tribune: “The President Stole Your Land”: Outdoor gear merchants push back against Trump’s order to shrink two Utah monuments

Weekend Events

New Films

— Aida’s Secrets: Tribune review 

— The Disaster Artist: Tribune review 

— The Fencer: Tribune review 


— An Intimate Evening with Kurt Bestor, Kayenta Arts Foundation, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts at Kayenta, Lorraine Bocarrdo Theatre, 681 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, $40-$60

— BYU Chamber Orchestra, Friday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $7-$11

— BYU Flute Choir, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, free

— “Carols of Joy,” Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 South 2700 West, Bluffdale, $5

— “Christmas in the Valley,” Timpanogos Arts Foundation, American Fork Junior High School, 1120 North 20 West, American Fork, $5-$8

— Nathan Pacheco Christmas Tour, Friday, 7:30 p.m., UCCU Events Center, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $25-$49

— “Rebecca Dunford: A Light in Winter,” Friday, 7 p.m., Orem Public Library, 58 North State Street, Orem, free

— Winter Holiday Concert, Utah Classical Guitar, Friday, 7 p.m., Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, free

— The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra Christmas Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Chase Fine Arts Center, Utah State University, 4030 Old Main Hill, Logan, free

— Holiday Music Festival, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $5

— “King of Kings,” Draper Philharmonic and Choral Society, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Midvale Middle School, 7852 South Pioneer Street, Midvale, $3-$9, $1 off with donation of non-perishable food item or new, unwrapped toy

— Louis Lortie Performs Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $23-$66

— The Lower Lights Christmas Concert, Utah Presents, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $16-$30

— Aspen Winds, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

— Celebrity Concert Series: Lexi Mae Walker, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George, $30

— KUTV Holiday Pops Concert, Choral Arts Society of Utah, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $12-$15

— Ring Around the Rose: Aerial Arts, Saturday, 11 a.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $5

— “What Sweeter Music,” Jubilate, Saturday, 7 p.m., Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, admission by voluntary contribution at the door

— “Til the Season Comes ‘Round Again,” Salt Lake Men’s Choir, through Sunday, First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $15, food donations to help the Homeless Youth Resource Center collected at the door

— Holiday Concert, Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Hillside Middle School, 1825 South Nevada Street, Salt Lake City, free

Ogden Messiah Sing-In, Sunday, 7 p.m., Weber Stake Center, 5855 South Skyline Drive, Ogden, free

— “The Nutcracker,” Mountain West Ballet, through December 20, Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 South 300 East, Sandy, $10-$15

— “The Nutcracker,” through December 20, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $16-$35

— 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


— “Elf the Musical Jr.” through December 9, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

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

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

— “The Bodyguard” through December 10, Eccles Theater

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

— “Pied Piper the Musical” through December 11, Brigham City Fine Arts Center

— “Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol 2017” through December 12, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan

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

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

— “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” through December 16, The Stage Door Theater

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

— “Newsies” through December 16, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Five Carols for Christmas” through December 18, Sugar Factory Playhouse

— “Annie” through December 23, Empress Theatre

— “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

— “Odettes for The Holidays by Camille Washington” through December 23, Good Company Theatre

— “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

— “A Fairy Tale Christmas” through December 30, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

— “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

 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

— Spiritual and Religious Youth Arts Competition Exhibition through January 6; 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, Favorite Ladies: Patterns, People, and Play, SMA: Milestones and Memories Exhibitions ongoing, Springville Museum of 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

— 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

Et cetra

Sugar House Art Walk, Friday and Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m., Sugar House

— Dicken’s Christmas Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy

— Elk Festival, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area, Highway 101, Hyrum

— Family Art Saturday: Fluffy Paintings, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Nutcracker Festival Christmas Market, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Academy Square, 58 North Main Street, Brigham City 

Wassail and Waffles, Salt Lake Film Society, Saturday, 10 a.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 East 300 South, Salt Lake City