Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneLight pollution controls make Torrey the first ‘dark sky’ town in Utah

— Tribune: More black bears, high demand from hunters will lead to bigger Utah hunt in 2018

— TribuneUtah declares victory over quagga mussels at popular boating spot 

Weekend Events

New Films

— Phantom Thread: Tribune review 


— Caroline Durham and The RingTone Quartet, Friday, 7 p.m., Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, free

— WSU Gospel Music Festival, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University,1901 University Circle, Ogden, free

— “In Accord,” Tanner Dance, Friday and Saturday, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., University of Utah, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, 1720 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, $5

— The Peking Acrobats, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $17-$24

— “NEXT Underground Series: New Year, New Music,” Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Alleged on 25th, 201 25th Street, Ogden, $10

— “Mozart, Father and Son,” NOVA Chamber Music Series, Sunday, 3 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $18-$20

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


— “Aida” through January 20, Hale Centre Theatre

— “The Dinner Party” through January 20, Kayenta Arts Foundation

— “Romeo and Juliet” through January 20, Grassroots Shakespeare Company

— “SALT: A Russian Folk Tale” through January 20, Treehouse Museum, Ogden

— “The Real Thing” through January 21, Pinnacle Acting Company

— “Romeo et Juliette” through January 22, Utah Valley University

— “Bright Star” through January 27, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Moby-Dick” through January 28, Utah Opera

— “STAG’S LEAP” through January 28, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Dear Ruth” through February 3, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Don’t Drink the Water” through February 3, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “To Kill A Mockingbird” through February 3, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” through February 3, Empress Theatre

— “Busytown the Musical” through February 17, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Charlie’s Aunt’’ through February 24, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Cash on Delivery” through March 7, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Pirates of the Scaribbean” through March 17, Desert Star Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

Al Ahad: The Hijab Project Exhibition through January 27; Dream: Egyptian Theatre Youtheatre Exhibition through May 19, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

 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

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; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition through 2018; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

— Wit & Whimsy: off the deep end Exhibition through May 19; Russian Stories, Soviet Ideals Exhibition through June 1; Speaking Volumes |Transforming Exhibition through June 2; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through summer 2019; 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

Et cetra

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

— 2018 Sneddon HOF Germanfest, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 North 1200 West, Ogden

— Third Saturday for Families: Patterns on Fabric, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Jurassic Quest, through Sunday, Mountain America Expo Center (formerly South Towne Expo Center), 9575 South State Street, Sandy

— DinoFest, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Sundance Film Festival, through January 28, venues vary