Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Events

Outdoors Report

— Tribune: Toxic heavy metals in soils may pose risk to recreation in American Fork Canyon, new report finds

New Films

— Avengers: Infinity War: Tribune review 


— “Ballade to the Moon – A Spring Soirée Of Choral Jazz and Songs of the Night,” Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, Friday, 8 p.m., Tabernacle on Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “Die Like a Diva,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Centre Stage in the Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Pkwy, Orem, $5-$10

— Hindustani Musical Concert – Swaranjali, Friday, 7 p.m., Indian Cultural Center of Utah, 1142 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, $20

— “The Masters: Beethoven and Brahms,” Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George, $12-$24,

— “35 Years and Counting!” Salt Lake Men’s Choir,  Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $15

–“Compagnia T.P.O. – Farfalle,” Utah Presents, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$12

— Fischer Conducts Shostakovich, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$66

— “Ouça – Listen,” Samba Fogo, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $25

— “Return,” Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 1 p.m., The Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $10-$35

— Spring Music Festival: Westminster Chamber Singers Farewell Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $5

— Spring Repertory, Imagine Ballet Theatre, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, $15-$29

— Benny Green Trio, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $29.50

— “Operatizers,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Centre Stage in the Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Pkwy, Orem, $10-$15

— Russell Guyver, Guest Conductor and Andrew Staupe, Piano, Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— The Madeleine Festival presents The International Children’s Choir, Sunday, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine,  331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “Museum + Music,” Sunday, 3 p.m., Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, 650 North 1100 East, Logan, free

— Spring Music Festival: Westminster Chamber Players, Sunday, 5 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, free

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


— “Cabaret” through April 28, Utah Valley University

— “An Iliad” through April 28, Utah State University

— “Shrek the Musical Jr.” through April 28, Sandy Arts Guild

— “The Struggle Is Real” through April 28, West Side Theatre Co. 

— “Park City Follies” through April 29, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

— “Red Bike” through May 5, Pygmalion Productions

— “Sister Act” through May 5, SCERA Center

— “Hamilton – An American Musical” through May 6, Eccles Theater

— “Art” through May 12, Kayenta Arts Foundation

— “Camelot” through May 12, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Fun Home” through May 13, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “What We’re Up Against” through May 13, Wasatch Theatre Company

— “9 to 5: The Musical” through May 26, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “The Parent Trap” through May 26, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Sense and Sensibility” through June 2, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “The Music Man” through June 9, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Tuck Everlasting” through June 23, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

 EARL GRAVY: HOMEBODIES, AWAY TEAMSMerritt Johnson: Exorcising AmericaWren Ross: The Forge, The Gibbous, The Heron, The Oilcan: Contemporary Constellations For Navigation, Exhibitions through May 12, Dream: Egyptian Theatre Youtheatre Exhibition through May 19; Desire LinesJulius von Bismarck: Landscape Paintings, Exhibitions through May 26, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

 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

 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

— Arbor Day Celebration, Friday, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

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

— Kids Fiesta: Día de los Niños, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan

Nihon Matsuri, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Japantown Street, 100 South 200 West, Salt Lake City

Utah Tamil Sangam – Chithirai Tiruvizha, Saturday, 5 – 9 p.m., LDS Stake Center 11350 South, 1000 East, Sandy