Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Events

Outdoors Report

— Tribune: Stay out of Utah Lake, health officials warn, as algal danger spreads

Tribune: Mitt Romney says the government should do more to prevent and respond to wildfires caused by ‘climate realities.’ His Democratic opponent says he’s missing the point. 

— KSL: Visiting Zion? Be on the lookout for lovelorn tarantulas

KSLWasatch canyons controversy heats up over possible federal designation

New Films

— The Meg: KSL review 


— Gohar Vardanyan, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $20

— Lyceum Music Festival Orchestra & Simply Three, Friday, 8 p.m., Tanner Amphitheater, 350 West Lion Blvd, Springdale, $14-$25

Beehive Statesmen, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center, 11400 South 2200 West, South Jordan, free

— Crescent Super Band, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8 p.m., Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, free

— Timpanogos Big 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


— “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

— “Annie Get Your Gun” through August 11, Ogden Musical Theatre 

— “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” through August 11, Brigham’s Playhouse

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

— “The Drowsy Chaperone” through August 11, Old Barn Community Theatre

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

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through August 11, Sandy Arts Guild

— “Jungle Book Kids!” through August 11, On Pitch Performing Arts 

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

— “Much Ado about Nothing…Wild West Style” through August 11, Kayenta Arts Foundation

— “Oklahoma!” through August 11, Sundance Mountain Resort

— “The Tempest: O Brave New World” through August 11, Renaissance Now Theatre and Film 

— “Bye Bye Birdie” through August 18, SCERA Center

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

— “The Secret Garden” through August 18, Murray Arts in the Park

— “Shrek: The Musical” through August 18, Timpanogos Arts Foundation

— “Twelfth Night” through August 18, Renaissance Now Theatre and Film 

— “The Nerd” through August 25, Covey Center for the Arts

— “Thoroughly Modern Millie” through August 25, Draper Historic Theatre

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

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

— “Newsies” through September 1, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Oliver!” through September 1, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “The Pirates of Penzance” through September 1, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Wait Until Dark” through September 1, CenterPoint Legacy 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

— “H.M.S. Pinafore” through September 8, Off Broadway Theatre

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

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

— “Singing in the Rain” through September 15, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

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

— “An Iliad” through October 9, Utah Shakespearean Festival

— “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

— “The Prince of Egypt” through October 20, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Museum Exhibits

— 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

Impossible Bouquets: After Jan van Huysum Exhibition through September 1; 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

— 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; Niki de Saint Phalle: Freedom Would Be Mine Exhibition through Septemer 16, Kimball Art Center

 45th Annual Utah Quilt Show Exhibition through September 22; Roots and Branches Exhibition through November 30; Beginnings: The Mormon Art & Belief Movement Exhibition through February 16; 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

Panguitch Lake Heritage Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, Panguitch Lake LDS Chapel, 25 UT-143, Panguitch

Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival, Friday and Saturday, Storm Mountain Park, 11400 South 1000 East, Sandy

Summerfest Art and Folk Festival, Friday and Saturday, Bountiful City Park, 200 West 400 North, Bountiful

Wasatch International Food Festival, Friday and Saturday, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City

— Family Art Saturday: Hybrid Home Paper Sculptures, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Craft Lake City, through Sunday, Gallivan Center, 239 Main Street, Salt Lake City