Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneAt Denver’s Outdoor Retailer, the party gets bigger — and it would take ‘significant changes’ for Utah to win it back

— Tribune: Utah County man catches a record-breaking splake in a reservoir known for some big fish 

— Tribune: Hundreds of eagles will soon be wintering in Utah. Here’s where you can spot them in February 

Weekend Events


— Utah Opera, Davis Arts Council, Friday, 7 p.m., Alpine Church, 254 West 2675 North, Layton, free

— Carnival of the Animals, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $9-$16

— Mozart and Haydn, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $23-$66

— “STRATA,” Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $35

— “Elements/Elementos,” Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Saturday, 1 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $10

— Eternal Light (2018 Youth Honor Choir Festival), Salt Lake Choral Artists, Saturday, 2 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $10-$15

— The Siren and the Nightingale: Music of Medieval France, Utopia Early Music, Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, $10-$15

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


— “Molly Sweeney” through February 2, Utah Presents

— “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

— “The Fever” through February 3, Brigham Young University

— “Jumpers” through February 3, Utah Valley University

— “Make Me A Song” through February 3, Weber State University

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

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

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

— “The Great God Plan” through February 10, Utah State University

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

— “I and You” through February 17, Pygmalion Productions

— “Little Red Riding Hood” through February 23, SCERA Center

— “Annie” through February 24, Draper Historic 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

Eric Overton: Monument Exhibition through March 17; EARL GRAVY: HOMEBODIES, AWAY TEAMS, Merritt Johnson: Exorcising America Exhibitions through May 12, Dream: Egyptian Theatre Youtheatre Exhibition through May 19; Desire Lines Exhibition through May 26, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

 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

— 46th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show Exhibition through March 23; 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

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

Et cetra

First Friday Art Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Historic 25th Street, Ogden

— Salt Lake’s Mardi Gras Gala, Friday, 7 – 10 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan

Wasatch Yeti Bash, Friday and Saturday, Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 25th Street, Ogden