Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Events

Outdoors Report

Tribune: Flash floods, rockfalls close parts of Zion National Park

— Tribune: Sen. Mike Lee introduces a bill to block any president from unilaterally creating new national monuments in Utah

KSL: Section of popular mountain bike trail reopens in area affected by 2017 wildfire

KSL: Rep. Mia Love, former Democratic opponent, promote outdoor recreation impacts on business

New Films

— Skyscraper: KSL review 

— Sorry to Bother You: Tribune review 


— Ballet Under the Starts, Murray Arts in the Park, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 East 5300 South, Salt Lake City, $6-$8

— Days of ’47 KUTV Pops Concert, Choral Arts Society of Utah, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Draper Nights Concerts, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Draper City Park, 12500 South 1300 East, Draper, free

— Michael Chipman & Melinda Kirigin Voss – Night of Disney Music, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8 p.m., Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, free

— Strawberry Fields Band, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

— Deer Valley Music Festival, through August 10, Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

— Park City Beethoven Festival, through August 13, venues vary

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


— “Crazy for You” through July 14, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Seussical Jr.” through July 14, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Shakespeare Triple Header: Shakespeare Abridged, Two Noble Kinsmen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through July 14, Grassroots Shakespeare Company

— “Willy Wonka, the Musical” through July 14, High Valley Arts

— “Hairspray the Musical!” through July 16, Syracuse City Arts Council 

— “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” through July 21, SCERA Center

— “Doctor U” through July 21, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through July 21, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Little Shop of Horrors” through July 21, St. George Musical Theater

— “The Phantom of the Opera” through July 22, Eccles Theater

— “All Shook Up” through July 23, Sugar Factory Playhouse

— “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” through July 23, Herriman Arts Council

— “Sense & Sensibility” through July 28, Lyric Repertory Company

— “Snow White” through July 28, The Sting and Honey Company

— “The Who’s Tommy” through July 29, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” through August 1, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “The Barber of Seville” through August 3,  Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “Grey Gardens” through August 3, Lyric Repertory Company

— “Into the Woods” through August 3,  Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “Amazing Grace” through August 4,  Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “Macbeth” through August 4, Lyric Repertory Company

— “Peter and the Starcatcher” through August 4, Lyric Repertory Company

— “The Secret Garden” through August 4, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “William Blake in Hollywood” through August 7, Neil Simon Festival

— “Jake’s Women” through August 10, Neil Simon Festival

— “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” through August 10, Neil Simon Festival

— “Annie” through August 11, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Biloxi Blues” through August 11, Neil Simon Festival

— “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” through August 11, Neil Simon Festival

— “Million Dollar Quartet: The Musical” through August 11, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

— “Law & Disorder – CS:I Did What?!” through August 18, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Disney’s Tarzan” through August 31, Pickleville Playhouse

— “Big River” through September 1, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Newsies” through September 1, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Saturday’s Voyeur 2018” through September 2, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Henry VI Part One” through September 6, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “The Merchant of Venice” through September 7, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “The Merry Wives of Windsor” through September 8, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Who Shot Juanito Bandito” through September 8, Pickleville Playhouse

— “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio” through September 22, Hale Centre Theatre

— “The Foreigner” through October 13, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Othello” through October 13, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “Matilda: The Musical” through October 18, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

— “Cinderella” through October 19, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Museum Exhibits

— Out Loud: Mostly Human Exhibition through July 14; Alison Neville: M.A.D. Exhibition through July 28; Chase Westfall: Control Exhibition through August 9; Buster Graybill: Informalism Exhibition through September 8; Josh Samson: The Identity Project Exhibition through October 13; SLUG Retrospective: 30 Years Under the Influence Exhibition through October 20; Working Hard to be Useless Exhibition through December 29; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser Exhibition through August 11; Adrien Paci: Albanian Stories, Dana Gluckstein—DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition, Rick Shaefer: Refugee Trilogy, Exhibitions through September 29; 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

— Chiura Obata: An American Modern Exhibition through September 2; 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

— Reclaimed: Mixed-media Paintings by Erin Westenskow Berrett Exhibition through September 2, Kimball Art Center 

 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

Block Party, Friday, 7 p.m., Exchange Place Plaza, 350 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Sugar House Art Walk, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Sugar House

Payson Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Friday and Saturday, Payson Memorial Park, 300 South Main Street, Payson

— Family Art Saturday: Lawn Chair Strap Paintings, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Obon Japanese Festival, Saturday, 1 – 10 p.m., Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, 211 West 100 South, Salt Lake City