Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: Start the new year right with a hike 

— Tribune: Author says it’s time for a ‘Nature Fix’ for a longer, happier life 

— TribuneWill giving the state control of historic Hole in the Rock Road pave the way for crowds and development? 

— TribuneTen tricks, tools and techniques to teach a little kid to ski — and spare yourself some misery

Weekend Events


— Ramy Adly – An Evening of Oud Music, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” Saturday, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City

— Family Night Sing-Along, Friday, 7 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free

— New Year’s Celebration, Saturday, 6 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, free

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

— “New Year’s Eve with Rhiannon Giddens,” Sunday, 8 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, tickets start at $49

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


— “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

— 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

 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

— 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

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

— Noon Year’s Eve, Sunday, 11 a.m., Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Last Hurrah SLC New Year’s Eve Party, Sunday, 8 p.m., The Gateway, 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City