Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— Tribune: Obscure company called Ayers Energy bought a bunch of controversial public-lands leases in Utah’s San Juan County — but who’s actually behind it? 

Weekend Events


— Bonham-Verzosa Viola-Piano Duo, Zion Canyon Arts Foundation, Friday, 7 p.m., Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale, $5-$15

— Handel’s “Messiah,” Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle on Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City

— Spring Concert, Southern Utah Heritage Choir, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George, $15

— Utah Lyric Opera, Friday, 7 p.m., Orem Public Library, 58 North State Street, Orem, free

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

— “The Magic Lake,” Tanner Dance, Friday, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 2 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $18.50-$30

— “Sleeping Beauty,” Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $12-$28

— “American Expressions,” Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— “I Hear America Singing,” Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus, Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Vernal Middle School, 721 West 100 South, Vernal, $6-$12

— “North and Above,” Murray Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 East 5300 South, Murray, $6

— Pierce College Choir in concert presents “Faith, Love, Dream, Live, Dance”, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, free

— “The Power of She,” Wasatch Ballet, Saturday, 1 p.m., Orem Public Library, 58 North State Street, Orem, free

— “Tales and Myths,” Kayenta Arts Foundation, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts at Kayenta, 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, $10-$50

— Gallery Concert, NOVA Chamber Music Series, Sunday, 3 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, $25

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


— “Mary Stuart” through March 24, Brigham Young University

— “Schoolhouse Rock Jr. Live!” through March 24, Utah Presents

— “Up, Down, And All Around” through March 24, Treehouse Museum, Ogden

— “Driving Miss Daisy” through March 25, Kayenta Arts Foundation

— “Straight” through March 25, Utah Repertory Theatre

— “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” through March 30, SCERA Center

— “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” through March 31, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Footloose” through April 1, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “Robin Hood” through April 7, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Single Wide” through April 7, Brigham Young University

— “Thoroughly Modern Millie” through April 7, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “A View from the Bridge” through April 7, Grand Theatre

— “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” through April 14, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “The Little Miamaid” through April 14, Off Broadway Theatre

Museum Exhibits

— 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

 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

— Nicole Pietrantoni: Alas, Alack; Wildness: Drawings and Prints by Fred Montague Exhibitions through April 15, Kimball Art Center

 EARL GRAVY: HOMEBODIES, AWAY TEAMSMerritt 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

 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

— Baby Animal Season Kickoff, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City

— St. George Puppet Festival, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Difiore Center, 307 North Main Street, Saint George

— Holi Festival of Colors, Saturday and Sunday, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 8628 South Main Street, Spanish Fork

— Old Capitol Storytelling Festival, through Sunday, Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, 50 West Capitol Ave, Fillmore