Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: At Denver’s first Outdoor Retailer show, conservationists say leaving behind Utah’s ‘all-out assault on public lands’ is ‘emancipating’ 

— Tribune: Another Utah state park earns distinction as a top place to see the stars 

— Tribune: Deadline nears for Utah’s big game hunting permits 

Tribune: Adventure vs. clean water: Surging foot traffic to popular Utah canyon poses a challenge for Iron County  

Weekend Events


— “From Russia With Love with Josh Wright” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George, $12-$24

— An Evening of Chamber Music at the JCC, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Two North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, $10-$15

— “Red Dress Concert,” Chamber Orchestra Ogden, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, $8

— Summer Arts Piano Competition Winners Concert, Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— Utah Youth Orchestras & Ensembles Orchestral Premiere of Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides, Saturday, 7 p.m., Salt Lake City Tabernacle, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, free

— Winter Concert, Murray Concert Band, Saturday, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 East 5300 South, Murray, free

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


— “The Secret Life of Suitcases” through January 27, Brigham Young 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

— “The Drowsy Chaperone” through February 3, Heritage Theatre

— “Elixir of Love” through February 3, Westminster College

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

— “The Scarlet Pimpernel” through February 3, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan

— “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; Eric Overton: Monument Exhibition through March 17; Merritt Johnson: Exorcising America Exhibition through May 12, 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

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

— Sundance Film Festival, through January 28, venues vary